Art & Music / Neon Concrete


SEP 14 – OCT 15, 2017


Art & Music / Neon Concrete Paris Solo Exhibition September 14th - October 15th 2017 Opening Reception : September 14th 6-8pm +81 Gallery : 167 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012 Hours : Wednesday - Sunday 12-7pm +81 Gallery New York is pleased to present "Art & Music / Neon Concrete". The first New York Solo show by British Conceptual Graffiti Artist Paris. Paris invites us to zoom up into the glowing cosmos of a freshly painted wall. Within the tangle of creeper like lines & heiroglyphic symbols, rich in ephervescent vapours. Through abstract works on canvas and paper (some created live in New York), Paris refers to the rich tapestry of subliminal connections that inform the lyricism in his painting. Art & Music / Neon Concrete are the raw elements & defining arenas in which Paris creates his work. Sonic snapshots of the pulsing energy of the night. A Psychotropic Wildstyle. Titles of the paintings will be directly sourced from track names featured in Vol:73 of +81. Titles- Sound & Vision, Stonemilker, If Rah, House of Cards, Paradise. Paris operates somewhere between scribbles and hieroglyphs, abstract expressionism and graffiti. His work lies at the intersection of Art & Music, The two intricately entwined. Works by Paris currently held in private collections worldwide include custom painted guitars, drums and pianos he created for the British Indie Rock band Coldplay. He worked closely with the band throughout the recording and promotion of the album Mylo Xyloto. Recent commissions include, 2017: Heads Together, Ground Gallery, Kingston Upon Hull, UK. A Compendium of Folk Graffiti and Outsider Art. 2017: Glastonbury Music Festival, Pilton, Somerset, UK. Multiple backstage painting installations. 2017: "Universal Magnetic" Solo Exhibition, Kobi & Teal, Frome, Somerset, UK. 2017: Jony Ives birthday party Graffiti, Oxfordshire, UK 2017: Private overseas commission for Banksy's Pest Control. -- For additional information, please contact :