Invisible NYC is proud to host a solo-exhibit by Croatian artist, Lunar. His art is fueled by his own graffiti as well as the graffiti of others, such as CMP and Mode2. Lunar's graffiti work has been immortalized in publications such as Nicholas Ganz's "Street Art: Graffiti From Five Continents"
Lunar is responsible for co-founding Croatia's first graffiti crew, YCP, in 1992. He has since been commissioned by numerous city councilors across Croatia to add his unique, illustrative style of graffiti on community walls through out his country; and is one of the head creative forces who turned blank and barren walls specifically throughout his home of Zagreb, Croatia into renewed and vibrant, works of public art. One cannot go even a few blocks in Zagreb without coming across Lunar's art either on a small scale, as! in his 2-dimansional dogs placed in the grass of neighborhood parks, or his large wall murals on the sides buildings. Lunar has also created work for major advertising companies such as Coca-Cola, Nissan, and Sony Playstation. His work tends to be optimistic and technically flawless in execution.
For his first exhibit in the U.S., Lunar will recreate on large canvases his inquisitive and odd-shaped animal and bug inspired creatures that have become his signature icon throughout the streets of Zagreb. The "beastz" are rendered in an organic red, black and white. By direct contrast, the "bugz" are solely in black and white. The deliberate use of a limited color palette coupled with a lively, electrifying background allows the characters to boldly address the viewer and present their individual personalities. This simplicity provides for an uplifting and dynamic exhibit of happy ..beastz and bugz.. frolicking on and redefining what are usually blank, white gallery wal! ls. However, while the subject matter is light-hearted and al! most chi ld-like, the subtle details and unyielding execution, using only three colors (or non-colors), are testament to the larger social context of what's acceptable public art vs. graffiti (what some believe to be vandalism) in both Croatia and around the world.
The exhibit will run from November 16th - December 16th, Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8:00 PM. The opening reception will be on Thursday, November 16th from 7:00-9:00 PM with special Deejay, Sergio Vega.
Invisible NYC 148 Orchard Street NYC 10002