GONZO247 started things off, but now it's Pilot (FX)'s turn to show off his latest large-scale works in "Grandalism."(If you're wondering about the title, it was coined by GONZO247's girlfriend when she said his graffiti wasn't vandalism, it was grandalism.) Pilot (FX) says his style has very clean lines and sharp edges. "I do a lot of three-dimensional work, to make it appear as if it's coming at you off the wall." For the "Grandalism" show, he's completed three installations including a painting of a large lion head. "I'm trying to show what I can do. A lot of people don't see the correlation between gallery work and graffiti art, so I'm trying to show some of that."
Pilot (FX) says he's surprised by the people who buy his art. "I do a lot of my work with men in mind, like the lion head. But it seems that older white women buy more of my paintings than anybody. And that's great; I'm not exactly sure what the attraction is because that's certainly not the target market that I'm going for. But they seem to like it, so that's great."
Street artists Asiaone, ABELS and W3R3 continue the "Grandalism" rotating series through June 2011. See Pilot (FX)'s work noon to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Through December 18. DiverseWorks ArtSpace, 1117 East Freeway. For information, call 713-223-8346 or visit www.diverseworks.org. Free.
Mondays-Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. Starts: Nov. 5. Continues through Dec. 11, 2010