A wall of Lacquer ART and don’t you love it

A wall of Lacquer ART and don’t you love it

Yeah-That-is-what-I-need

Yeah! That is what I need. To pack a few things and get away from winter


gilf! Whose graphic heavy street art gave way to the exploration of the self with her show #checkyourselfie. The photographs are self revelatory of its subject giving us a voyeuristic yet knowingly accessible peek into their psyche. Taking a “selfie” with your phone is as ubiquitous as finding a hipster in Brooklyn.

Beneath The Lacquer by Ran Kowatari and David DuPuy not only highlights the nail art but the narrative of a lesbian wedding ...

Yeah! That is what I need. To pack a few things and get away from winter

The dual shows that AF walked into at 111 Front Street in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn was diverse but it all came down to one thing: personal human stories. gilf! Whose graphic heavy street art gave way to the exploration of the self with her show #checkyourselfie. The photographs are self revelatory of its subject giving us a voyeuristic yet knowingly accessible peek into their psyche. Taking a “selfie” with your phone is as ubiquitous as finding a hipster in Brooklyn. Beneath The Lacquer by Ran Kowatari and David DuPuy not only highlights the nail art but the narrative of a lesbian wedding. It is a story that culminates into a day in the life of nuptial bliss. The photos reveal much emotion and the beauty of the nail art serve as “points” in the story. A celebratory feel for both with cupcakes and nail art done on the premises gave this slice of art in Brooklyn something worth sinking your teeth into or polish to a high gloss. Maybe I should have taken a selfie at the show. (Or had my nails done.)



gilf! – #checkyourselfie & Ran Kowatari and David DuPuy: Beneath The Lacquer

On View: February 6 – 28, 2014

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday (12 to 6 pm)

Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art. 111 Front Street, Suite 222. Brooklyn , NY 11201


Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan

Photography by: Olya Turcihin



New York artist GILF! recently unveiled a fresh body of work at Arcilesi Homberg in DUMBO.

gilf! - i EXAM

Entitled i Exam, this brand new series of paintings comes from a different direction than her previous graff & stencil style.


Drawing from the experiences of recent travels to Berlin and Miami and utilizing the 90s visual effects of the “Magic Eye”, GILF flips the retro switch and begs the question that in the age of digital preoccupation and corporate & marketing bombardment, why don’t we take a closer look?

GILF! – “i EXAM” @ Arcilesi Homberg

New York artist GILF! recently unveiled a fresh body of work at Arcilesi Homberg in DUMBO. Entitled i Exam, this brand new series of paintings comes from a different direction (as seen in our visit to her studio) than her previous graff & stencil style. Drawing from the experiences of recent travels to Berlin and Miami and utilizing the 90s visual effects of the “Magic Eye”, GILF flips the retro switch and begs the question that in the age of digital preoccupation and corporate & marketing bombardment, why don’t we take a closer look? On the surface, all the lines and patterns are very visually appealing, but upon closer inspection you’ll realize there’s more than meets the eye. A underlying message reveals itself once you stare at the image. This show is up until March 10th so check it out if you’re in Brooklyn.
Photo credit: AK

i EXAM

i EXAM

i EXAM

Posted by juggernut3, February 19, 2013