While I was in Boston, I had the pleasure of spending some time with Nick Z & Josh Falk of Project SF. Originally intended to be an informal alliance among graffiti writers, Project SF has evolved into a well established & respected international artist collective, whose work can been seen everywhere from album covers to magazines and galleries.
My first stop of the day was to the studio of Josh Falk. Within a few minutes of being around him, it became clear that Josh’s artistic talents are not limited to the walls and canvases that he paints on. He also happens to be an accomplished photographer whose flicks of cityscapes are frequently incorporated into his canvases. He was nice enough to give me some tips & let me play around with his photography equipment for a while, which ended in an impromptu photo shoot.
Josh’s work is currently on display as one of the featured artists at Fourth Wall Projects’ current exhibition, Devastate Your Real Estate
A little later in the evening I stopped by the studio of Nick Z. I had first run into Nick’s work earlier in the day, at the hidden Boston gem that is Bodega, where he currently has a several of his canvases & a full wall mural on display.
Nick’s work has been shown in galleries from Hong Kong to Montreal, but this summer he came back to his home town of Boston for the a solo exhibition, Don’t Hassle Me I’m Local, at Fourth Wall Project. Link here for an interview with Nick on trustboston.com
Nick uses playful, child-like imagery to express deeper feelings of wonder, hope, wants, needs, paranoia, physicality, and love. Like Josh, he employs several different mediums, depending on the project at hand: from spray paint for murals to small scale pen & ink drawings on paper.
It was a real pleasure to meet both of these talented artists and I look forward to seeing more from them and Project SF in the future.