The Art vs. The Gallery. Art.
The simple combination of a plank, two trucks, four wheels and a handfull of nuts and bolts has spawned an artform that has helped shape modern pop culture. Not only through innovative graphics but also through the act and attitude skateboarding has become a lifestyle deeply rooted in aesthetics, expression and freedom. It’s these factors that has thrusted skateboarding into the realm of high art. What once was considered an act of rebellion is now embraced by the eternally hip and placed on permanent display at boutiques, galleries and even museums.
I took it back to the streets and created my own gallery spaces at a few recognizable skateboard spots.