2.5 New York Street Life
“WK’s public art cannot stand still or keep quiet for the simple reason that the world around it is no more capable of playing dead either.” – Carlo McCormick.
Drago’s 36 chambers series lifts off with the action packed, motion-blurred work of New York based street artist, WK Interact. Complemented by yellow bursts of juxtaposition, his unique monochrome iconography draws the viewer into a new and distinctive perspective of the streets.
WK Interact || Cataloguing captured motion
WK has proved himself as one of the truly original and innovative street artists in his ability to marry the movement of the street to the dynamism imbued in his work. Alex Grant, an architect, designer and long-term mentor of WK describes the encapsulating pieces featured in this book as “a series of rippling stretched images across undulating planes, dancing and leaping across the surfaces. Protruding foregrounds from industrial graveyards and sidewalk garbage night finds assist or hinder the subjects’ path depending on their puppet master’s intention, a conceptual texture reminiscent of New York’s crime and grime days.”