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Inspired by Skating | A Look Inside The “8th Ply” Group Exhibition

The Garage Amsterdam recently opened the doors on a new group exhibition. The showcase is called “8th Ply” and is curated by Sasha Bogoyev and Mark Chalmers. Among the art collection, we find sculptures and paintings made by artists closely connected with skateboarding culture. The exhibition is host to works from artists such as Ed Templeton, James Jarvis, Jean Jullien, Adam Neate, and Boris Tellegen. Parra, Josh Jeffer- son, Andrew Schoultz, and Jeffrey Cheung also showcase their creativity.

The gallery released a statement regarding the exhibition. It reads: “Seven layers of maple wood, or 7-ply, is the core construction of the skateboard deck and the bedrock of this globally popular sport/lifestyle. In a year when skateboarding was going to debut as an official Olympic sport for the first time in history, 8th Ply is here to put a focus on another layer of this popular activity.”

The artists provided work in a variety of mediums, showcasing their respective methods of expression and creativity. Highlights include a painting by Jean Jullien portraying a surfer alone at sea. Parra’s two minimalist figures are seen in a modern space filled with geometric motifs. The unique showcase is bold and eye-catching, providing a unique look at some incredible artists worldwide.

Take a look at a few select pieces below and find out more from The Garage Amsterdam’s website. Keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more from the art department coming soon.

Photos via The Garage Amsterdam

Written by Jesse James

Author, Audiophile, Style connoisseur, & Sneakerhead. Passionate for life and happiness!

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