STEVE CRACK / ARTIST STATEMENT

Hopeless, Cashless & Pathetic

“ I like to see my work as some sort of criticism towards society, religion, culture, idelogies and authority. The status quo. Our PERCEPTION of normality. The absurdity of our existence.”

Love Is In The Air

Steve ‘Crack’ deliberately deconstructs the irrelevant notions of normality that define ‘Us’ and our lives within contemporary societies. He does so by incorporating themes, symbols, words and ideas which make people feel uncomfortable and could be even considered offensive.

“ Growing up listening to Punk music and moving between different subcultures, is my primary source of influence. I like poking at taboo subjects and stirring shit up. Nothing should be exempt from ridicule and I think that ridicule is the best way to engage people to question everything. The images I forge have a nihilistic connotation, with an unhealthy dose of humor. In some way, they are a reflection of both how I perceive the world and how the world lays itself out in front of me.”

“ Even though my work is predominantly digital, I don’t limit myself to one medium. The medium I choose is at random and mostly the one I feel most comfortable with at that specific moment. Stylistically, I see myself moving somewhere between Low Brow/Comix inspired street tattoo art. ”

Burn A Church

Space Between Gallery is excited to launch it’s first solo artist Steve Crack, whom will be visiting Cape Town from Abu Dhabi to present his Solo Exhibition ‘Hopeless, Cashless and Pathetic- We Are All Going To Die’

The human species is disgustingly fascinating, weird, fucked up and fundamentally useless. We have created a world around us which only makes sense in our own context.

Never Don't Give Not Up

Politics, governments, religions, cults, gods, diseases and authority. Cures to our own diseases and solutions to man made problems. Orders without questions, a promise of an afterlife and many carrots from father state.

Clinging on to ideologies for our dear life without knowing that we are already dead.

This is an adventurous excursion into the nihilistic deconstructions of said notions and norms. A journey to realization through ridicule, satire and just plainly taking the piss out the sacred and unquestionable norms we created and live by.

Nothing is holy, nothing is sacred.
You are your own authority.’

6 May 2015 18H30 –
13 May 2015

The Loft, 139 Albert Road, Woodstock
Space Between

For more information on the show and artwork availability, please contact megankathleendesign@gmail.com
// +27762130442

www.stevecrack.com
www.sb-gallery.co.za

https://www.facebook.com/events/699411563501955/

Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Events

Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Events

Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Events

The Graffiti South Africa book launch will take place at three prestigious events across the country. The launches will coincide with diverse group exhibitions featuring talented urban and street artists. Other activities include video screenings, street art tours, live painting, sketch wars and book signings. The author will be present at all launches.

Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Cape Town

Cape Town, 29 January

Space Between, 139 Albert Rd, Woodstock.
Official launch of the new studio and gallery space, Space Between.
‘Urban A’ group exhbition, featuring work by Nardstar*, Ariel23, Ninjabreadboy, Skullboy, Fersyndicate, Steve ‘Crack’, Chris Auret, Jack Fox and r1.
Video screening by Cale Waddacor.
PLUS:
Street art tours in Westridge (SA’s graffiti birthplace) on Friday 30 January and in Woodstock on Saturday 31 January with The Street Is The Gallery Tours.
Book signing and live graffiti at the Open Wall on Saturday 31 January at Side Street Studios (48 Albert Rd).

Event link

Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Johannesburg

Johannesburg, 26-28 February

Kalashnikovv Gallery
153 Smit Str, Braamfontein
Video screening and photographs by Cale Waddacor.
Live graffiti painting.
Book signing.
Braamfontein street art tour with Past Experiences.

Event link

Graffiti South Africa Book Launch Durban

Durban, (T.B.C)*

Open Plan Studio
39 Station Dr, Durban
‘Tracksides’ group show by a selection Durban’s finest urban and graphic artists (Artists TBA).
Sketch wars.
Video screening by Cale Waddacor.
Other entertainment throughout the day.

Event link TBC

Graffiti South Africa Book

Keep up-to-date via the Facebook event pages and our Twitter feed (@graffitiafrica).
Please note that the event itinerary may be subject to changes.

Book your place on one of the street art tours by emailing mail@graffitisouthafrica.com.
The tours are 90-minutes long with very experienced tour guides. Costs vary per tour, all welcome.

Limited copies of the Graffiti SA book are available for purchase at a discounted rate of R650.00 – first come, first served. Reserve your copy to avoid disappointment.

http://www.graffitisouthafrica.com/book/