Stefanella's Drive Thru

Israel, U.S., conflict, war, peace, humor, travel, romance, fashion, fun

Tagged April 3, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — stefanella @ 6:44 am

Last Thursday, an uber cool collaborative exhibit opened up at New York’s Bronfman Center Gallery: Beyond Graffiti, Fresh Visions from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and New York City.

I wrote about it which led to the fortunate circumstance of interviewing some of the artists.

I spoke with Rami Meiri whose colorful depictions of Israeli life brighten up public spaces throughout the country; He is the father of Israel’s public art/mural scene.

And with Nir Aharon, a promising young graphic designer/artist whose first foray into the graffiti world was spray painting his Beersheva high school in protest of teachers and the school itself.

“There was a police investigation and everything but we didn’t get caught. It was in the local paper, though, so we got artistic exposure”…

And with Dan “Mobius” Sieradski, a New York transplant who d.j.’s, runs a non-profit, blogs, organizes Palestinian-Israeli hip-hop events and creates graffiti. Dan is into street art rather than the gallery type because he says it puts the art where it should be: back into the hands of the people.

Graffiti has come a long ways, my friends. Tagging with a can’s one thing; Some of these artists use wood, metal, canvass, oil & graphics.

Follow the links and pretend you’ve gone gallery hopping for the day…


2 Responses to “Tagged”

  1. ontheface Says:

    I really love Rami Meiri’s site! Thanks so much for these links – and your article is fab, too.

  2. Stephanie Says:

    You’re a sweetie…thanks. slf

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s