Unfortunately we missed the opening of New2′s recent solo exhibition “In One Hand a Ghost, the Other an Atom” at white walls gallery this weekend but we were able to get some photo’s from the opening and new work. New2 an Australian graffiti legend who has made a name for himself as one of the pioneers of graffiti in Australia, utilizes his rich history in letter form to create some masterful collages. The hand cut collages are detailed renditions of graffiti, trains and progressive shapes and imagery. We are blown away of the amount of work and detail New2 puts into these pieces. A great new body of work that we will definitely making the trip to see soon before it closes.
In One Hand a Ghost, the Other an Atom
Dec 15, 2012 – Jan 05, 2013
White Walls is pleased to present In One Hand a Ghost, the Other an Atom a solo show featuring new works from Australian artist New2.
All the works of In One Hand a Ghost, the Other an Atom are hand-cut layered paper collages, crafted with even more detailed than the work New2 debuted in 941 Geary’s showcase of the top contemporary Australian artists, Young and Free. With 28 years of writing on trains and in the street, New2’s mastery is evident, with some pieces displaying the artist’s more traditional lettering, while others break off into progressive new forms. Paper is not a medium one normally associates with graffiti. New2’s meticulously-layered collages push our standard conception of the art form. The bold compositions take on a different shape depending on the angle they’re seen from, and the unexpected dips and valleys in the lightweight material creates a striking juxtaposition.