Todd James “REAS” is back with his latest solo show at Ross+ Kramer Galleries in Chelsea, NYC. The exhibit is a collection of gigantic original works that to truly appreciate one must observe them in person. Todd’s work will be exhibited until April 29th at the gallery’s location at 515 W 27th Street (bet. 10th and 11th Ave.) in New York City. I had the privilege of looking at the paintings with Todd and had a brief conversation about the show, his process, the massives canvases, and the mysteries hidden inside them.
He said, "Actually for most of COVID’s serious lockdown I was working on different pieces. These were all made this year in 2021. These were kind of developed coming out of the fog of those lockdowns. I had been talking to Todd Kramer for awhile about what to do for this show and he was like, “you know you should do some straight up classic graffiti burners”. But I didn’t want to do something completely graffiti oriented, or something completely contemporary, and so what happened is something in the middle. I definitely dipped back into some of my history. I did look back through a bunch of my old work and realized that I’d never really let go of that style anyways. It’s all kinda still hidden in there, and these works were more of going back and embracing spray paint again. It’s all kind of still in there, but this is just, you know, it’s me embracing spray paint again. That was really one of the main objectives."
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