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Sex Sells, 2012 Photography 16" X 20"
Sex Sells
Curated by: Frankie Velez

752A St. Nicholas Avenue at 147th st.
New York, New York 10031
February 1st, 2013 - March 1st, 2013
Opening: February 1st, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://harlemwinegallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
harlem
EMAIL:  
info@harlemwinegallery.com
PHONE:  
1 (212) 281-9463
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon - Sun: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
TAGS:  
photography, mixed-media

DESCRIPTION

Art Opening
Brought to you by Frankie Velez and Harlem Wine Gallery.
Come join us, have some wine and enjoy multi-media photography and film. Unwind and start the weekend right!
There will be a screening of a short film by Tobias Batz.

Statement
My work is stylistically a hybrid of editorial photography and street art, a respectful celebration of the human sprit. It reflects the urban landscape of New York City and its inhabitants. My use of photography, body painting, graffiti and experimental methods of digital processing pay homage to Warhol, Fellini, Man Ray, Helmut Newton, Marilyn Minter and Richard Avedon.
My process combines photography, printmaking and painting. I start with an inspirational soul, a subject with a story to start but not finish. My work is most satisfying when I can show a model the beauty I see in them, renewed confidence. Other times my work is simply a statement about the way I see the world through the camera.
The next steps are to prepare the image for printing in Photoshop and the printing process. I use many traditional methods of preparing an image for the printmaking as well as my own innovations to create my look.
The final step is painting on the print, making each piece unique. I use the traditional tools of graffiti, spray paint and large very wet markers called “mops” My painting style is equal parts stream of conscience action painting, graffiti, sumi-e and stencil art.

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