Brooklyn based female street artist Elle has blessed the NYC institution Lit Lounge (and former Fuse Gallery space) with three new murals. These new hand pained pieces are perfect examples of the new direction Elle’s art has been moving in. Elle has recently been shying away from pastels and instead working with neon colors and materials like Stage light gel filters.
Lit Lounge and Fuse gallery have been a space that has been a breeding ground for some of NYC’s greatest artists and musicians since it’s inception over 12 years ago (Interpol, Quicksand, HR Giger, Bast, Anthony Lister, Mick Rock, Tristan Eaton, Ricky Powell, Dr. Revolt, Shepard Fairey, Judith Supine, Skullphone… to name a few have played, DJed, painted, Shown, or are regulars at the bar).
Anyone who lived in Manhattan during the 2000’s has ended up at Lit Lounge/Fuse Gallery for an art show, after party, concert, or just to hang out. I personally was exposed and/or introduced to many of my favorite artists while being in the space.
Since the closing of Fuse Gallery just over a year ago Lit has had many up and coming and established artists paint or paste the old Fuse Gallery space with prints or murals. The newest artist to have the pleasure last week was Elle (if you like the pastels and wolf imagery check out Elle’s new print “Coyote Hunt” being released at Cluster Wall today).
Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks as well because Lit Brooklyn will be opening their doors for the first time with never before seen permanent installations by artists like Shepard Fairey (Obey), and other surprise guests!
If your in the NYC area stop by Lit lounge for a drink and a game of pool and check out some great art… and you may even end up sharing a table with Banksy or Jimmy Fallon..no joke!