Juxtapoz 15th Aniversary Art Auction: Greg Lamarche

    I was reading this article in Juxtapoz that I thought that I would share. Juxtapoz is a magazine that focuses on arts and culture. That's the gist of it! If you would like to know more I have included the link below.

    Greg Lamarche was born and raised in Queens and still resides in New York City. Taking inspiration from the streets, and using the same fundamentals he developed during his 25+ years as a graffiti writer, he creates unique collages that blur the line between fine art and graphic design.

    Greg definitely takes his time on his work. He strictly uses text from found objects and flat leaflet paper that he collects for sometimes years at a time before the final work is created. His work incorporates an array of typography and word fragments as well as elements of graffiti such as motion, repetition, multiple perspectives, bold color, wit, and fresh styles. The following is an excerpt from a Juxtapoz exclusive interview with SP One…

    Elise Hennigan: Can you describe your fascination with typography?

    Greg Lamarche: It definitely started with writing graffiti. The idea of making your own letters was always of interest to me. The design possibilities are endless and are a continual challenge.

    Do you try to get political with your art or you all about aesthetics?

    It’s more personal than anything. I don’t overtly make political statements in my work, but they are there. Whenever I do feel the need to tackle a political issue it’s usually localized or has to do with something right in front of me. Right now New York is ripe with political strife so there is no lack of inspiration on the artistic front.

    How would you describe your progression as an artist?

    Slow and steady.

    Are you at a point now where you are trying to transition away from graffiti art?

    I am not content to just do my name over and over on a canvas. Real graffiti is in the street and to me is a totally separate world. Graffiti influences my work but I’m trying to do something new.

    What can we expect from you in the future?

    More good work.

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