1AM is pleased to present, “How We Do”, opening May 31st, from 6:30-9:30pm, a solo show by Vogue TDK. “How We Do” will showcase works surrounding the street perspective of a hustler’s life. Low-riders, spray cans, trains, cityscapes and more will be represented photo-realistically in the forms of aerosol on canvas and installation. Expect to see intricate representations of street life iconography such as train tracks, car culture, and graffiti artists in the midst of urban landscapes.
Here in the bay, daily life revolves around the day-to-day hustle and bustle of screeching car tires and passing train cars. Vogue’s work gives us snapshots from the perspective of graffiti writers weaving in and out of our urban world. As a long-time Bay Area native, his pieces are representations of the West Coast hustler’s daily fight. In each hyper-realistic painting, Vogue touches upon this world with the expert finesse of his aerosol skills.
Needless to say, Vogue TDK is an influential figure in the Bay Area graffiti art scene. He was Mike “Dream” Francisco’s partner in crime in the golden era of the 80′s. In the 80’s he pioneered the skinny cap technique to represent realistic subject matter, which has grown to be the foundation of his airbrush business “Vogue Graphics” in San Leandro. His exceptional technique has inspired younger graffiti writers to perfect their style and lettering, raising the bar for contemporary urban artists.
For more information, or to be part of the preview, email maya@1AMSF.com.