Posts tagged john fekner

»beauty’s only screen deep« by john fekner (+)
(on tumblr)

»beauty’s only screen deep« by john fekner (+)

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by john fekner (+)
(on tumblr)
»trees« by john fekner

welling court mural project
ad hoc art /astoria, ny 2013

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»trees« by john fekner

welling court mural project

ad hoc art /astoria, ny 2013

(via johnfekner)

johnfekner:

sometimes your work gets in a book. sometimes not.
if not, don’t be angry. do what i do. 
get out your markers, have fun & book bomb!
never let anything or anyone stop you from being creative.
art conquers anger, boredom, jealousy, negativity and more.

johnfekner:

sometimes your work gets in a book. sometimes not.

if not, don’t be angry. do what i do.

get out your markers, have fun & book bomb!

never let anything or anyone stop you from being creative.

art conquers anger, boredom, jealousy, negativity and more.

"i still have a dream" by john fekner (+)
martin luther king jr. tribute (atlanta, georgia)
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"i still have a dream" by john fekner (+)

martin luther king jr. tribute (atlanta, georgia)

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"i still have a dream" by john fekner (+)
(on tumblr)

"i still have a dream" by john fekner (+)

(on tumblr)

charlotte street project, south bronx, ny in august 1980 by john fekner (+) and don leicht

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"your space has been invaded" by john fekner & don leicht
(source)

"your space has been invaded" by john fekner & don leicht

(source)

by john fekner, (via johnfekner)

Most every artist will do a self-portrait at some point in his or her career. This is my self-portrait. It was created in a temporary moment, a few seconds of time, ephemeral. It is not a traditional portrait. There is no face; only a heart as a symbol of love that momentarily lives, melts, disappears-and ultimately forgotten when the snow is gone.
Every individual is unique in the world and has something to contribute no matter how small the thought or message. Sometimes a work seen on the street is all it takes to help someone else get through a difficult moment, an anxious night or a period in their life. Art on the street is for everyone; it can be funny, soothing, insightful, joyous or reflective, etc. It is meant to cause an immediate reaction.
The project is also a tribute to all the anonymous and unknown individuals ‘everyman’ whoever scrawled, scratched, graffitied or spray painted something without anyone ever knowing who he or she was. With so much unrest in the world, people stop believing in those most simple and basic truths and needs. I believe an artist’s knowledge is their trade; and to express that is to share universal concepts of peace, love, hope, equality, compassion, understanding and the will and determination to help others.
Art in unexpected places: anywhere, anytime, anyplace and everyone.

by john fekner, (via johnfekner)

Most every artist will do a self-portrait at some point in his or her career. This is my self-portrait. It was created in a temporary moment, a few seconds of time, ephemeral. It is not a traditional portrait. There is no face; only a heart as a symbol of love that momentarily lives, melts, disappears-and ultimately forgotten when the snow is gone.

Every individual is unique in the world and has something to contribute no matter how small the thought or message. Sometimes a work seen on the street is all it takes to help someone else get through a difficult moment, an anxious night or a period in their life. Art on the street is for everyone; it can be funny, soothing, insightful, joyous or reflective, etc. It is meant to cause an immediate reaction.

The project is also a tribute to all the anonymous and unknown individuals ‘everyman’ whoever scrawled, scratched, graffitied or spray painted something without anyone ever knowing who he or she was. With so much unrest in the world, people stop believing in those most simple and basic truths and needs. I believe an artist’s knowledge is their trade; and to express that is to share universal concepts of peace, love, hope, equality, compassion, understanding and the will and determination to help others.

Art in unexpected places: anywhere, anytime, anyplace and everyone.

by john fekner (via nevver)
From John Fekner: The stencil project, He Was Simply A Guy Who Painted Messages In The Street is intended to function on two levels.

Most every artist will do a self-portrait at some point in his or her career. Mine is not a traditional portrait; it is a self-portrait with words.
Every individual is unique in the world and has something to contribute no matter how small the thought or message might be. Perhaps a work on the street may provide a laugh or help someone get through a difficult moment, an anxious night, a period of strife or uncertainty in their life. Yes, some people may not like it; but art on the street is for everyone. It may be funny, soothing, insightful, joyous or reflective. It is an instant of communication intent on causing an immediate reaction on the viewer.
The project is also a tribute to every unknown individual whoever grafftied, scrawled, scratched, wheat-pasted, stenciled or spray painted without the public ever knowing the name of the anonymous person.
An artist’s knowledge is their trade. Artists are here to visual express and share universal concepts of peace, love, hope, compassion, equality and understanding with the general public.
Art in unexpected places: anywhere, anytime, anyplace and everyone. 

by john fekner (via nevver)

From John Fekner: The stencil project, He Was Simply A Guy Who Painted Messages In The Street is intended to function on two levels.

Most every artist will do a self-portrait at some point in his or her career. Mine is not a traditional portrait; it is a self-portrait with words.

Every individual is unique in the world and has something to contribute no matter how small the thought or message might be. Perhaps a work on the street may provide a laugh or help someone get through a difficult moment, an anxious night, a period of strife or uncertainty in their life. Yes, some people may not like it; but art on the street is for everyone. It may be funny, soothing, insightful, joyous or reflective. It is an instant of communication intent on causing an immediate reaction on the viewer.

The project is also a tribute to every unknown individual whoever grafftied, scrawled, scratched, wheat-pasted, stenciled or spray painted without the public ever knowing the name of the anonymous person.

An artist’s knowledge is their trade. Artists are here to visual express and share universal concepts of peace, love, hope, compassion, equality and understanding with the general public.

Art in unexpected places: anywhere, anytime, anyplace and everyone. 

by john fekner
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"greed" by john fekner
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"greed" by john fekner

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"no tv" installation by john fekner
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"no tv" installation by john fekner

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yesterday i received a present from john fekner!
…john sent me a catalogue from 1983 (“beauty’s only screen deep”) and drew an original “decay” inside of it.for those who don’t know john fekner:
he is an iconic and very influential street artist living in new york. long before banksy appeared, he combined stencil art, poetry, performance and activism.
the "wooster collective" said about him:


"For us, John Fekner’s pioneering stencil work is as important to the history of the urban art movement as the work of artists like Haring, Basquiat (…)  (source: wikipedia)


the new york times art critic john russell wrote:


Fekner is an artist who works not only in New York but with New York. The city in its more disinherited aspects is the raw material with which he has been working ever since he got a studio space in P.S. 1 in Long Island City in 1976 and learned to regard the huge dilapidated building as “an elderly person who has acutely perceived his experience of life.” He went on to work outdoors in Queens and in the Bronx in ways that gave point and urgency to places long sunk in despair. With a word or two (Decay, for instance, or Broken Promises), he brought an element of street theater into disaster areas. With a single stenciled phrase (Wheels Over Indian Trails, for instance) he mingled present with past on the side of the Pulaski Bridge near the Queens-Midtown Tunnel. What in other hands might have been vandalism had a salutary effect. People in desolate parts of the city saw more, felt more, thought more and came out of their apathy. (source: wikipedia)


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yesterday i received a present from john fekner!

…john sent me a catalogue from 1983 (“beauty’s only screen deep”) and drew an original “decay” inside of it.

for those who don’t know john fekner:

he is an iconic and very influential street artist living in new york. long before banksy appeared, he combined stencil art, poetry, performance and activism.

the "wooster collective" said about him:

"For us, John Fekner’s pioneering stencil work is as important to the history of the urban art movement as the work of artists like Haring, Basquiat (…)  (source: wikipedia)

the new york times art critic john russell wrote:

Fekner is an artist who works not only in New York but with New York. The city in its more disinherited aspects is the raw material with which he has been working ever since he got a studio space in P.S. 1 in Long Island City in 1976 and learned to regard the huge dilapidated building as “an elderly person who has acutely perceived his experience of life.” He went on to work outdoors in Queens and in the Bronx in ways that gave point and urgency to places long sunk in despair. With a word or two (Decay, for instance, or Broken Promises), he brought an element of street theater into disaster areas. With a single stenciled phrase (Wheels Over Indian Trails, for instance) he mingled present with past on the side of the Pulaski Bridge near the Queens-Midtown Tunnel. What in other hands might have been vandalism had a salutary effect. People in desolate parts of the city saw more, felt more, thought more and came out of their apathy. (source: wikipedia)

follow john fekner on tumblr: http://johnfekner.tumblr.com

"post no dreams" by john fekner (1978, grand central station, new york)
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"post no dreams" by john fekner (1978, grand central station, new york)

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