Prepare for Rammellzee!
Jeffrey Deitch met the late graffiti and avenue artwork star manner again in 1980, however solely picked up his property final 12 months. “Gothic Futurism” marks the primary spectacular outing for his works at Deitch’s L.A. gallery, and it’s definitely worth the look.
Lately, Rammellzee’s cachet has solely been rising. A collaborator (and generally critic) of Jean-Michel Basquiat, his work featured in L.A. MOCA’s ultra-popular, landmark “Artwork within the Streets” present—in addition to within the rehang of the Museum of Trendy Artwork’s everlasting assortment a couple of years in the past.
A spotlight of the present are the full-body collage fits that embodied “Rubbish Gods,” the alter egos the artist adopted. As the nice Greg Tate wrote, “he seen subway artwork and hiphop as a complete motion representing a multidisciplinary and racialized and working-class army marketing campaign towards capitalism, Western Civ 101, and white supremacy”—and “continued the battle of hiphop generated image versus Western language image although efficiency in his technologically enhanced battle fits.”
See images from “Gothic Futurism” beneath.
“Rammellzee: Gothic Futurism” is on view at Jeffrey Deitch, 925 N. Orange Drive, Los Angeles, by means of January 14, 2023.
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