As you can probably tell, we have a thing for art. The Brooklyn-based street artist, RAE, is getting ready to open his latest body of work. The artist will soon be showcasing a new exhibition entitled “These Daze.” The showcase will take over the New York Studio Gallery, offering a look at his intricate and incredible talents. His paintings and found-object sculptures are often made from plastic waste. RAE explores the idea of being apart of society today means “accepting the fact that things unwanted will inevitably find their way into our internal systems.
He channels those feelings into his work, looking for answers concerning class structure, marginalization, and more. His visual artwork is a visual “melting pot” that includes an array of colors, textures, and more. His work is loaded with muted tones, offering somber themes and bold attention to detail in the process. Figures are seen with a “dazed” blur, while three-dimensional pieces are both bold and unique, to say the least. RAE collects discarded items from the streets, reflecting on today’s “throwaway culture.” He also constructs his sculptural works by pounding metal, melting plastic, and assembling the pieces into a cohesive piece. RAE also aims to touch on everything from “plastics to politics” while returning with the same question: “How do we rise above it all?”
Take a look at a few select works from the exhibition in the images below and look for “These Daze” at the New York Studio Gallery until December 11th. Keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more from the art department coming very soon.
Photos via New York Studio Gallery