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

Valeri Larko

By Greg Lamarche - Monday, April 26, 2010

Painting forgotten and neglected areas of New Jersey and New York where few have gone. Valeri has been working tirelessly for over 20 years. Come celebrate this momentous occasion. Sunday May 2, 2010 for the opening reception from 2-4 PM for Valeri Larko: Two Decades at the Morris Museum. Morristown, NJ. Forty paintings covering more then twenty years of urban and industrial landscapes paintings will be brought together for this mid-career survey exhibition at the Morris Museum.  » Read more about: Valeri Larko  »

The Office

By Greg Lamarche - Thursday, March 11, 2010

Big ups and thanks to Haze, Kostas, Joe, Andrew, Poppy and the crew from Anonymous. Greg Lamarche The Office, 2010 Found wood table, wood shelf, found papers, triple beam scale, plastic bags and used X-acto blades Approx. 4 x 4 feet Courtesy: Anonymous Gallery, NYC Some nice shine and related press about Scope and all the art fairs.  » Read more about: The Office  »


By Greg Lamarche - Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A N O N Y M O U S G A L L E R Y ____________________________________________________________ Anonymous Gallery is pleased to prominently feature the work of ERIC HAZE, GREG LAMARCHE, and KOSTAS SEREMETIS at this year’s SCOPE NEW YORK 2010. Visit us at booth C01, positioned at the entrance of the fair, March 3-7 at Lincoln Center (entrance at Damrosch Park, 62nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue) where we also feature artwork from artists: Ronnie Cutrone,  » Read more about: SCOPE  »

Still RUNNING 2010

By Greg Lamarche - Monday, February 1, 2010

Brooklyn style Looking for Lil Soul but found killer kenny instead. I shot this picture this past saturday in lower Manhattan not far from ground zero. It’s dated from 83 and obviously has nothing to do with the attacks on 9/11 but a little creepy just the same. One of the last if not the last of 400 black silhouettes done by Richard Hambleton in 1982.  » Read more about: Still RUNNING 2010  »

NYC Transit Museum

By Greg Lamarche - Thursday, January 21, 2010

Went to the Transit museum last sunday…It’s a shame they will never embrace graffiti but still worth checking out. Fun for fiends and families alike. Represent Go Stetsa Seeing this in a museum made me feel oldish. A good combination….think Isley Brothers. Captain Nemo steez. Remember when dime bags were almost as big as this one. watch the fingers… The R-40 trains, (aka – slants, bulldogs and star wars, – because the fronts look similar to Darth Vader) were officially retired in 2009.  » Read more about: NYC Transit Museum  »