ON CANAL features KATSU’s graffiti drone paintings, created by attaching spray cans to quadcopters, making abstract works on once inaccessible surfaces and canvases. The flower-like appearance of KATSU’s paintings complement Caroline Larsen’s work in the adjacent location.
A self-described artist-vandal-hacker, KATSU first became known in the 1990s as part of the New York City graffiti community. “A lot of my work comes out of demonstrating and experimenting with different technologies for creative use,” he says. He is infamous for pioneering the use of fire extinguisher spray cans, which allow him to write graffiti on a monumental scale, and creating fictional documentary-like videos of himself tagging spaces such as the White House.
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About the Operator: Wallplay
Wallplay is an experiential arts & innovation network that operates & programs empty retail spaces. Founded in 2013 on the Lower East Side at 118 Orchard, with art billboards and a two-floor popup space, Wallplay pioneered a unique 50-50 business model. The company is able to provide subsidized space for at least 50% of its annual use to creative projects, social impact startups, and curators by hosting commercial projects & pop-ups that allow Wallplay to dedicate resources to original programming. In the process of becoming a certified B-Corp, Wallplay’s mission is to repurpose vacant spaces around the world and utilize them for public good. Wallplay operates these vacant spaces until landlords secure permanent tenants. Their platform, which showcases creative projects, enables property owners & brands to become patrons of culture. Wallplay provides access to leading creative entrepreneurs, startups, arts organizations, storytellers and thought leaders for experiential projects that push culture forward. For the past five years, the company has been turning storefronts into playgrounds for new ideas.
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