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

Cutters – West Cork Arts Centre, Ireland

By Greg Lamarche - Tuesday, February 1, 2011

{image-1} Cutters/Cork will be opening on Feb 5th at the West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen, Ireland. For this exhibition over 50 artist’s work will fill the walls and illustrate the range and depth of collage taking place today. This exhibition is the third in the Cutters series (Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn in 2009, and Pool Gallery, Berlin in 2010), and will continue to showcase the excitement of the newly invigorated art form of collage. The full list of participating artists is as follows: Michael Bartalos,  » Read more about: Cutters – West Cork Arts Centre, Ireland  »

Esteban Vicente

By Greg Lamarche - Thursday, January 13, 2011

Went to the Esteban Vicente opening at the Grey Art Gallery at NYU the other night…This is one of the best shows I have been to in a long time. A must see! CONCRETE IMPROVISATIONS: COLLAGES AND SCULPTURE BY ESTEBAN VICENTE JANUARY 11— MARCH 26, 2011 GREY ART GALLERY / NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 100 WASHINGTON SQUARE EAST Concrete Improvisations is the first major American museum exhibition to pair collages and sculptures by the noted abstract painter Esteban Vicente.  » Read more about: Esteban Vicente  »

Seductive Subversion

By Greg Lamarche - Thursday, January 6, 2011

Went to the Brooklyn Museum a couple of days ago to check out Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artist, 1958 -1968. This is an amazing an important exhibit that really sheds light on the impact of women artist who made work in the field of pop art. Unfortunately the show ends on Sunday but if you have a chance to swing by it is definitely worth it. Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, New York October 15,  » Read more about: Seductive Subversion  »

Felipe Jesus Consalvos

By Greg Lamarche - Monday, December 20, 2010

Saw an amazing collage show last week at the Andrew Edlin Gallery. Definitely worth checking out -also an interesting story… {image-1} Andrew Edlin Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of the work of Felipe Jesus Consalvos, the first ever in New York. The display will feature his trademark large-scale collages, several which are double-sided, and a selection of sculptural objects – including a grouping of collaged kaleidoscopes and binoculars, a guitar and jeweled violin.  » Read more about: Felipe Jesus Consalvos  »

Wreck the Walls

By Greg Lamarche - Wednesday, December 8, 2010

{image-1} Wreck the Walls A Winter Group Exhibition Featuring Over 30 Artists Opening Reception: Saturday, December 11th, 2010 / 5-9PM Exhibition Dates: December 11th – January 15th, 2011 Subliminal Projects Gallery is pleased to present Wreck the Walls, a group exhibition on view December 11, through January 15, 2011. A reception for the artists will be held Saturday, December 11, from 5-9 p.m. Wreck the Walls includes works by over 30 artists, established and emerging, who have helped shape the artistic spirit influenced by their times.  » Read more about: Wreck the Walls  »

You've got V mail

By Greg Lamarche - Monday, October 25, 2010

For me most Saturdays are spent digging for collage materials and I usually find all kinds of crazy shit that end up in my work. This past Saturday was no exception when I stumbled onto a box filled with V mail envelopes that were not dated but I’m pretty sure they are from WW2 or possibly the Korean War. We now use different methods of communicating today but sadly these are still very relevant.  » Read more about: You've got V mail  »