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UK street artist Paul Insect invaded New York City this weekend with his new body of work entitled “2033 Original Works” presented by Allouche Gallery.  The show featured many large scale works on canvas, and smaller works on paper.  Paul Insect is a UK-based street and gallery artist known for his satiricial and political statements. Insect’s work has evolved from the simple stencils and spray applications that covered London’s streets in the 1990s into delicate multimedia works, which explore the relationship we have with the world and the environments around us. As one of street art’s trailblazers, Insect’s work can be spotted anywhere from the streets of London to Los Angeles, from Stockholm to Sydney.




Known on the street as PINS, Paul Insect had an arts collective called ‘insect’ that operated from 1996 until 2005.  In 2007, Insect joined these and other POW artists painting the controversial separation wall in Palestine.  That same year, “Bullion,” his first major show in London, was entirely bought out by Damien Hirst before opening to the public. This galvanized Insect’s position as a groundbreaking artist. “Bullion” is now featured as part of Hirst’s “Murderme” collection of contemporary art.
Attendees braved freezing cold weather, SantaCon, and protests all over NYC to see Insect’s newest body of work.  Insect did not disappoint combining his signature bright colors with imaginitive patterns coupled with collage work to make up facial features.  Most of the pieces were large format (4 feet plus) giving the figures on the canvas a larger than life feel.
The show will be up until January 11th, 2015.  If our in NYC for the holidays stop by Allouche Gallery and get your art on : )

Paul Insect: 2033, Original Works Created in 2014
December 13 – January 11
Allouche Gallery
115 Spring Street, New York
www.allouchegallery.com

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Author: Matthew A. Eller 
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Rom Levy

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Rom is the founder & editor in chief of StreetArtNews. In 2009, he launched the ‘StreetArtNews’ website to promote underground art, which widened his scope to work with a larger roster of street artists on events and exhibitions. He is noted as one of the latest figures to help popularize street art and as an authority on the latest trends in urban contemporary art.