Greg Lamarche

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Inspired by the dynamism of his native New York City and its role as an incubator of the outlaw art of graffiti, Greg Lamarche’s collages combine the city’s relentless rhythm and graffiti’s aggressive presence to express the power, elegance and rebelliousness of urban creativity. Using found materials and commercially printed papers from his vast collection of vintage printed matter, Lamarche abstracts graffiti’s visual language, playing with a profusion of font styles, word fragments, multiple layers, bold colors, rhythmic repetition, multiple perspective and movement. Each unique work of precisely hand-cut paper thus becomes an interplay of the directness of graphic design and the aesthetics of fine art. Born and raised in New York, Greg Lamarche created his first collages in the sixth grade when he used fireworks wrappers found in his schoolyard. In 1981 he began writing graffiti on the streets and subways, and published Skills, a seminal graffiti magazine, in the early 1990s. Lamarche has worked as both fine artist and graphic designer since 2000, and has been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, Modern Painters, Print, Arkitip and Juxtapoz among others. His work is also featured in several new books, including Graffiti New York, Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage and The History of American Graffiti. Lamarche created the cover graphics for the upcoming World Piecebook.

Recent News by Greg Lamarche


By Greg Lamarche - Sunday, July 20, 2014

Children’s Chance Jamaica Back To School Drive /Fundraiser 2014 Join us for a evening of drinking,dancing & giving Food on the house/Cash bar/Live Dj Sunday July 20,2014 Gaslight at the Meat Packing District 400w 14th St Ny 10014 Start time : 5:00pm $20 Donation @ Door *Silent Auction * Raffle Live Entertainment By: Dj Vidal Click to Donate: #gofundme Sent from Dj Blake’s iPhone  » Read more about: TONIGHT NYC  »

Stations of the Elevated

By Greg Lamarche - Wednesday, June 4, 2014

APD’s Cinema Conservancy program is excited to announce the World Premiere of the restored Stations of the Elevated (1981), a 45-minute independent documentary directed, produced and edited by Manfred Kirchheimer. Shot over the course of 1977 on lush 16mm color reversal stock, the film weaves together vivid images of elevated subway trains crisscrossing New York City’s gritty urban landscape. With a complex soundtrack that combines the ambient sounds of the city with the music of Charles Mingus and Aretha Franklin,  » Read more about: Stations of the Elevated  »

Trifecta Editions Year One…Opens Tonight

By Greg Lamarche - Thursday, May 22, 2014

Trifecta: Year One May 22-25, 2014 Fourth Wall Project 132 Brookline Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 For more information and program schedule go to Among the amazing prints and editions a limited amount of my new zine, “Happy Hour” will be available at the show.  » Read more about: Trifecta Editions Year One…Opens Tonight  »


By Greg Lamarche - Friday, October 25, 2013

I’ve had the pleasure to work with Trifecta Editions for about a year now… In that short time we have produced several great editions together. To celebrate their official launch we created a new limited edition print, ( only 25 ) exclusively available at Trifecta Editions. To find out more about this print and upcoming projects with Trifecta check out links below.  » Read more about: TRIFECTA EDITIONS X GREG LAMARCHE  »