Well, its finally come around – after landing in Melbourne a little while ago, international street artist and sojourner extraordinaire ABOVE will be opening his next exhibition, Jetset, at Metro Gallery.
We have been excited about this show for a long time, and we know how much work the man has put into it over the last few months - we really can’t wait to see what he has in store for all of us.
"Known for his constant global travels, his social and politically charged messages, one of the world’s biggest names in street art returns to Melbourne in July to present his solo show titled ‘Jet Set’ – an exhibition of new works at Metro Gallery. Deliberately choosing to conceal his identity, the often controversial work of prolific and established street artist ABOVE, can be seen in over 90 cities in more than 60 countries across the globe.
Inspired by over a decade of non-stop transient existence, ‘Jet Set’ will showcase the 10 cities that have most impacted ABOVE’s life and work over 10 years: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, London, Rome, Sydney, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.
"I’ve lived a transient life since I moved from San Francisco to Paris at 19, moving from place to place with just a pocket full of ambition. I’ve not been in any given location during the past 10 years for more than 3 months before venturing off to my next challenging city and adventure that awaits me. Each of the 10 cities I have chosen have shaped me in some fundamental way and impacted me as an artist and person so with each artwork I’m going to channel those emotions and experiences into each relative cities piece. My goal with the Jet Set exhibition is to transport you to each city the way I have experienced it." ABOVE said.
ABOVE is widely recognised for his full colour figurative stencils, wooden ‘arrow mobile’ installations and large social-political word play paintings."
Its really only fitting that it’ll be happening this Wednesday, the 4th of July – and we’ll be there to celebrate!
Where: Metro Gallery, 1214 High Street, Armadale, Victoria
When: Show opens Wednesday 4th July from 6pm til 9pm, and runs until 14th July