Inside DREYE's Installation at 'REFRACTION' in Downtown LA
This past Saturday night at The Well in downtown Los Angeles FISHE, SINER, and DREYE form KOG LTS opened their show, REFRACTION. DREYE did a huge live installation piece on the exterior of the gallery. We spoke briefly to DREYE about his career and his process behind the work for this show. The show was a success with a big turnout from both the graf and art community’s and a nice segment of the general public as well.
Can you give us a little background on your writing career?
I have been writing for about 15 years now. I had always been into art and my earliest work was more art based. I was really into skating and bmxing when I was young and as the culture of graffiti started to merge with that culture it drew me in more. As street art became more popular I found myself as more of a street artist than a traditional graffiti writer.
How long have you been with KOG LTS?
I was the last one to be brought in by AYER. He made me a member in 1997.
How long have you been preparing for this show?
About a year for most of the work, some of the bills I did I only started on a month ago, but I would say over the course of the year everything came together.
How long did it take to put together this huge mural on the exterior of the gallery?
This piece right here took me about 12 hours over the course of 2 days. I had been touring and doing a lot of sketches to prepare myself for it. It basically just came natural. When its not a color medium its a lot easier for me to do like a sketch filled in.
The characters featured in this mural, are the new or have you used them before in past work?
This is a new renaissance theme I am coming out with. Its more aimed at religion and how the world is changing. Its less focused on negativity and more on enlightenment, spirits, illumination, positivity and resurrection.