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Steve Powers: Studio Gangster
Steve Powers:
Steve Powers — Studio Gangster
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Philadelphia native, Steve (ESPO) Powers arrived in New York in the early 90’s, immersing himself in the city’s vibrant Graffiti scene and quickly developing a unique, conceptually driven style all his own. By the end of the decade he started his own studio practice and launched a distinguished career both as a fine artist and a commercial illustrator.
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With the publication of Steve Powers: Studio Gangster, Powers records 5 years of paintings that distill the complete range of human emotion into readily recalled and related memes. These visual archetypes are aptly described by Powers as “a synthesis of word and image to create a new emotional revelation.”

This book is published on the occasion of his Fall 2007 exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Powers is a 2008 Fulbright scholar and has shown at Deitch Projects, the 49th Biennale, the Luggage Store and the Liverpool Biannual in 2004.

112 pages, Hardcover, 10'' x 10'' (254 x 254 mm)
132 color illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-1-58423-287-2  $ 29.95
About the Artist:
Steve Powers (photograph by Adam Wallacavage)
Steve Powers, aka ESPO
Powers was a Fulbright scholar in 2007.[12] He used the grant to create murals in Dublin and Belfast’s Shank­hill area, with the assistance of local teenagers.[13] His work in Belfast was inspired by the area’s political murals; Powers told the New York Times that he was “taking the form of the murals, which are insanely power­ful for all the wrong reasons, and trying to retain some of the power and use it in a really good way.”
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GINGKO PRESS | POP CULTURE BOOK | ISBN-13: 9781584232872 | ISBN-10: 1-58423-287-0 / 1584232870