A couple of weeks ago opened A Major Minority, an amazing group show featuring the work of contemporary urban artists from around the world curated by graffiti artist and curator Poesia, who is also the editor of Graffuturism.com and the cultural instigator at the center of the growing interest in abstract, progressive and hybrid Graffiti art forms.
The exhibition consists of a series of works by 15 renowned local and international artists whose work gives shape to progressive hybrid aesthetics within the so-called Othercontemporary Urban Art community.
A Major Minority is 3rd of a series of instalments under the same name, but unlike previous versions where hundreds of works of art were incorporated, A Major Minority represents a much more intimate exhibition, gathering the work of artists that have excelled in the field of modern urban art. A smaller and carefully selected group that illustrates a broad continuum of approaches and aesthetics that fall under the purview of this art form, without focusing on any one sub-genre exclusively.
Poesia first coined the exhibition title “A Major Minority” as the title of an essay he co-wrote for the exhibition statement with artist EKG. The essay was a lengthy response to the current climate of the Graffiti/Urban/Street Art scene, and the need to be critical of its current direction. Although the first exhibitions featured a larger survey of artists and artwork, Poesia felt the concept would be just as effective with a smaller sampling. According to Poesia, urban art has become an OtherContemporary art movement outside of the contemporary and critical art world. By taking a sampling of the world’s most prevalent urban artists, Poesia aims to reveal the true character of this art form as being born outside of theory and based on its interactions with the public as well as its urban landscape. “A Major Minority” is an attempt to illustrate the current progression of this art form as “traditional graffiti merges with street art and becomes what the public has coined Urban Art.”
Alex Kuznetsov (Belarus), Augustine Kofie (Los Angeles), Cain Caser (London), Carlos Mare (New York), Chad Hasagawa (San Francisco), Christopher Derek Bruno (Seattle), Demsky (Spain), Gris 1 (France), Jan Kalab (Prague), Jaybo Monk (Berlin), Nomad (Germany), Sabio Mazza (New York), Seikon (Poland), West Rubenstein (Los Angeles), Zeser (Los Angeles).
The exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through September 8, 2017.
For more information about the exhibition and the concept behind read the full press release and essay and exhibition statement written by Ekg and Poesia HERE.
About Mirus Gallery
Mirus Gallery is a dynamic exhibition space established by curator and art dealer, Paul Hemming. The gallery features a program of contemporary artwork by emerging and mid-career artists in both solo and thematically organised group shows. Mirus Gallery highlights work that emphasises skill and process and aims to engage viewers on a sentient, emotional and evocative level.
Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.