Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Grant Jurius Art Exhibition at The Black Box

Nothing new – an exhibition by Grant Jurius

In keeping with our quest to find and introduce artists not familiar to the general art appreciating public, we are super excited about our latest offering, Grant Jurius.

Known in street art circles for his paste work and his activist interventions with an outfit called Burning Museum, Jurius has gained recognition and appreciation for his hard hitting images seen on walls in and around Cape Town in recent years.

“Where the media fails us, the walls help” he says. “Walls provide a far more accurate reflection of our reality. There are billboards, newspaper boards and more, which are also relevant, but not more so than our expressions. People often say “If these walls could talk”. Well they do. All you have to do is look.”
The truth is that not everybody gets to see these public art expressions because not everybody travels by train or pass through the same neighbourhoods where Jurius has been leaving his imagery. It is for that reason that he is excited to be showing his work as paintings in a more traditional art exhibition. “Obviously there is room for that channel of expression too and I look forward to reaching a new audience with my work”.

This is the real thing, so don’t miss it.