Artist Indie184, (born 1980) a native New Yorker, has been active in the graffiti culture for over a decade and a half. Determined to express herself to the world through art, she quit business college to teach herself how to sew, paint and produce graphic design.
Influenced by abstract expressionism and pop art, her paintings are raptures of color and textures fused with of her original graffiti and street art, imagery, and designs juxtaposed with personal messages. Indie’s art has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including El Museo del Barrio in New York City and Völklingen Ironworks Museum, in Saarbrücken Germany. You can find her graffiti pieces in the streets from the South Bronx to Paris.
Her current endeavors also include designing the latest collection for her streetwear brand Kweenz Destroy. Indie’s graffiti was featured the recordbreaking Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto IV video game. Her most recent collaboration is with M·A·C Cosmetics. Catch her creating her latest work in the streets or painting in her studio.
My creative process usually starts by pouring out conflicting ideas or emotions using words, images and color. When I create a painting, it’s like a page of my personal diary – all the pieces are worlds of personal declarations. Constant use of word play, found scraps of paper, stencil, graffiti, graphics and photographs mixed with vivid colors. Layering and textures of paint and paper resonates the spirit and soul of the work. I use iconic female imagery provoking mood and expression embellished with dripping paint juxtaposed with words. The use of color is significantly important reflecting the energy of the painting. The composed painting reflects power, motivation and with an undeniable twist of feminism in my paintings.
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