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Nicholas Forker

Nicholas Forker

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If you’re lucky enough to live in New York, get off your couch and walk down to the corner of Houston and Elizabeth to see an excellent mural by Nicholas Forker. The mural is based on a drawing of his (upper two images) and seen painted on the side of Rag & Bone in the lower image, with the artist, himself, acting as a scale figure.

The mural combines two themes: the astronaut in the everyday and the astronaut in street art, but his particular combination may owe more to street art. From Nicholas’ ┬ástatement about his work: “Told by faceless astronauts embedded in the mundane, it is the story of the disenfranchised everyman. As the American dream fizzles in the face of unchecked corporate avarice and a culture of isolation pervades daily life, who is held accountable?” It seems to contrast the humor evident in his mural or even his personal motto: “Life is what you make of it.” Sadly, the mural is slightly too far away for me to walk and visit, so I’ll just sit on the couch and think about it.

Thanks to STNTN for the tip.


May 13, 2011