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

10 of my favorite pieces of all time

By Greg Lamarche - Thursday, October 14, 2010

Now that graffiti season is in full swing, I spent a little time to compile some of my favorite pieces of all time. Out of the millions of pieces that have been done over the last 40 years these pieces still stand the test of time. Not in any specific order (except quasi-chronological) here they are: Checker piece from the early 70’s…straight classic, nuff said. Photo Henry Chalfant King 2 in action, the colors of this piece are ridiculously fresh.  » Read more about: 10 of my favorite pieces of all time  »

Lichtenstein Drawings

By Greg Lamarche - Monday, October 4, 2010

Went to The Morgan Library on friday night and saw the Lichtenstein show. Definitely worth checking out…Besides the original drawings the cool thing about the exhibition is that it also included some of his source materials and supplies, comics books, cut outs from old Sears And Roebuck catalogs and some old Flo-Master Flo Pens in which he used to make a lot of the drawings in the show. Roy Lichtenstein: The Black-and-White Drawings, 1961–1968 September 24,  » Read more about: Lichtenstein Drawings  »

Skills Files in color

By Greg Lamarche - Monday, September 20, 2010

Here are some original “cut and paste” layouts from issues 5, 6 and 7. These pages were originally printed in black and white so enjoy them now in full color. Page form Skills #6…This one is definitely one of my favorite pages. contents page for issue #5 mad shout outs, when a shout out meant something. page from Skills #7…that Dug piece is still killing it.  » Read more about: Skills Files in color  »


By Greg Lamarche - Thursday, September 16, 2010

I just got back from a whirlwind trip to San Francisco where I was involved in a two person show with California artist Aaron Noble at the Guerrero Gallery. The Guerrero Gallery is located in the Mission on 19th street and this area is about to blow up as the next big art gallery community in SF. It is an amazing space and was a great way to jump off the 2010 season. Many distinguished guests turned out and the opening was a hit.  » Read more about: MATERIALISM opening  »


By Greg Lamarche - Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Materialism Greg Lamarche and Aaron Noble Guerrero Gallery, September 11th – October 2nd Show Reception: Saturday, September 11, 7-11PM Guerrero Gallery 2700 19th Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415.400.5168 gallery Two hand cut collages from my remnant series. Guerrero Gallery is pleased to announce Materialism, an exhibition by Greg Lamarche and Aaron Noble. This show presents the unique stylistic design of each artist, where meticulousness, flow and composition are a common characteristic. The artists’  » Read more about: MATERIALISM  »


By Greg Lamarche - Thursday, September 2, 2010

Just got back from an incredible time in Italy, this is just a small sampling of the over 600 photos I took… San Domino of the Tremiti Islands located in the Adriatic sea between Italy and Croatia. Grotto steez on San Domino La Maiella in the region of Abruzzi So fresh you can taste it, like Haze used to say… The emperor Marcus Aurelius Drow panel Part of an end to end whole car by Trota and Drow Freights too.  » Read more about: Italy  »