The Ultravelvet Collection

American, Founded 2009

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The Ultravelvet Collection

American, Founded 2009

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Eric Hajjar and Meredith Rose, the artists behind the Ultravelvet Collection, create layered images that evoke the textures of urban surfaces. Incorporating graphics from pop culture augmented by photographs or hand-rendered marks, their horizontal, billboard-like works reference the ongoing stream of advertising and media imagery that passes before the public. The “I Love New York” (2011) series features enlarged reproductions of U.S. currency laid over cityscapes: in one image from the series a wall of graffiti forms the backdrop to Benjamin Franklin's face on a one hundred dollar bill; in another the Brooklyn Bridge is stamped across George Washington's visage. The series “Sex Invaders” (2013) merges 1980s video game graphics with provocative portraits of females. A bikini-clad woman flexes her legs in a photograph as Donkey Kong pushes his wheelbarrow up a terraced structure that crisscrosses her body. Such pointed juxtapositions insert distance between the consumer and the images they consume.

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Eric Hajjar and Meredith Rose, the artists behind the Ultravelvet Collection, create layered images that evoke the textures of urban surfaces. Incorporating graphics from pop culture augmented by photographs or hand-rendered marks, their horizontal, billboard-like works reference the ongoing stream of advertising and media imagery that passes before the public. The “I Love New York” (2011) series features enlarged reproductions of U.S. currency laid over cityscapes: in one image from the series a wall of graffiti forms the backdrop to Benjamin Franklin's face on a one hundred dollar bill; in another the Brooklyn Bridge is stamped across George Washington's visage. The series “Sex Invaders” (2013) merges 1980s video game graphics with provocative portraits of females. A bikini-clad woman flexes her legs in a photograph as Donkey Kong pushes his wheelbarrow up a terraced structure that crisscrosses her body. Such pointed juxtapositions insert distance between the consumer and the images they consume.

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