REVOK's newest body of work, GILGAMESH, opens this weekend at LA's Known Gallery. The artist, who now lives in Detroit, has refined his experiments in reassembling found objects and giving new life to urban decay. REVOK's work has also found new ambition. The Detroit Beautification Project brought 25 artists to the Motor City. It was an example of graffiti and street art giving new energy to decapitated space.
REVOK himself is giving new energy to street art. Working through recovered relics, he borrows from the street just as the street informed his past graffiti. It is a natural progression and one that allows him to take a fresh approach to reminding us of the beauty of the everyday.
GILGAMESH runs from July 28 to August 11, 2012.
Known Gallery, 441 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Photos by Noah Levy.