“BREAKING AND ENTERING”
UR New York’s first exhibition in conjunction with Miami Art Basel, 2011
December 1st, 2011 through December 15th, 2011
2412 North Miami Ave (@24th Street) • Miami, FL 33127
Tel: (212) 533-4262 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BREAKING AND ENTERING is a demonstration of UR New York’s vast range and ability to continuously produce groundbreaking urban inspired art. Artists Michael Baca - aka “2ESAE” and Fernando Romero aka “SKI” are committed to “breaking and entering” into the mainstream –“letting their art loose on the world, all the while breaking the status quo and entering the art world on their own terms”– offering a synergy of intensely personal and colorful works of art with an amazingly beautiful and compelling yet universal appeal.
UR New York tells the stories of a new generation of artists…those talented urban and street creators generally hidden in the shadows who more often than not, find themselves arrested and punished for nothing more than expressing their massive talents.
UR New York has grown up on the streets of New York City -- both artists born and bred in some of the city’s most notoriously tough neighborhoods. Continuing with their fascination with the allure of the street, Mike and Fernando started their own “gallery stand” on the corner of Prince and Greene Streets a few years ago in SoHo, New York’s original gallery district. Since claiming the street corner, Ski and 2ESAE have now moved onward and upward, received by the gallery world and now fully represented by Pop International Galleries on West Broadway.
Breaking the cycle of struggling street artists and entering the professional art world with international shows and collaborations with companies such as Nike, VH1, and of course Pop International, these two authentic, skillful and versatile artists have begun to make their name known. BREAKING AND ENTERING will be the first time they will present an entire solo collection making them some of the first artists ever to sponsor their own show in Miami around Art Basel in the Wynwood District.
UR New York is the premier collective to watch. Propelled by sheer determination, a hunger for success and growing validation by galleries, collectors and their peers, Mike and Fernando have a somewhat guerilla approach to the art world -- a point of pride for the two of them, who remain genuinely grateful and humble. Their unconventional approach has already allowed them some early benefits resulting from their burgeoning success. They have traveled extensively and work determinedly with kids from all walks of life, earning admiration and respect the world over. “BE WHO YOU ARE®” is their credo and they take their growing visibility seriously, genuinely recognizing their emerging responsibilities as they continue to have an impact on the kids they encounter. Yet Mike and Fernando still maintain a solid work ethic and commitment to their community.
BREAKING AND ENTERING will have works inspired by traveling the world and the diverse people that have touched their lives. Ur New York brings everything back home, with an approach to art that relies heavily on the city from where they come, and the people and culture to which they’re paying homage.
Baca and Romero truly work together - allowing two distinct personalities to magically meld on the canvas, creating an enormous a fusion of energy, hope, power, community and imagination in every piece they make.