"Working on the street is an excuse to get to know neighborhoods through a new vantage point—sometimes while being chased," OverUnder says. "It's a kind of urban exploration." His casual, sketchlike paintings and graffiti of figures whose bodies are composed of inanimate objects (buildings, architecture) give off a stream-of-consciousness feeling. Lately, he's been drawing figures surrounded by brownstones or bodegas, which he says is a response to the city's high housing prices. Look for OverUnder's murals in the area between the Lorimer Street and Jefferson Avenue L stops, like one on Central Avenue, near Troutman Street. A piece based on Charles Joseph Natoire's Expulsion from Paradise is still on Skillman Street between DeKalb and Willoughby Avenues in Bed-Stuy, and ageing nicely.
Where his work has been:
1. Expulsion from Paradise: Skillman St betweem Myrtle and Willoughby Aves, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
2. Untitled: Johnson Ave at Morgan Ave, Bushwick, Brooklyn3. Untitled: A rooftop off Montrose Ave, near Leonard St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
SCOPE THE GOODS! Street Art Tour with Gabe Schoenberg
Graffiti Tours New York's Gabe Schoenberg designed a tour just for Time Out New York! He leads a two-hour van ride to Harlem, Soho and Long Island City to scope some of these artists' work. A guest street artist will come along to discuss the pieces and the ways in which the city's street-art scene has evolved. Meet at the northwest corner of Bleecker St and Bowery (grafftours.com). March 6 at 1pm. $50, students $40.
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