Join curator Olivia Laita to discuss Post-Graffiti Pacific, an exhibition which showcases the contemporary works of Benjamin Work, Berst, Brendan Kitto, Elliot Francis Stewart, Gary Silipa and Misery, all members from New Zealand’s world renowned graffiti crew TMD and who now, are practising, multi-disciplinary Post-Graffiti Pacific artists.
Post-Graffiti Pacific, an ism without the ism. Established in 2014 between two life-long graffiti friends and now contemporary artists Askew One and Benjamin Work, who found each other as youths tagging under a train track tunnel in 1990s Auckland.
After curating her first PGP show in Sydney at aMBush Gallery in 2015, Olivia and her artists share their art movement in the city that they call home and where it all began, Auckland. It is at these current times where the PGP artist pays homage to their risky beginnings for without these experiences, they would not be the artists with this unique point of difference in today’s urban contemporary art world.