Doze Green is releasing a new hand-pulled serigraph featuring his classic character style.
"Taino" is a signed and numbered edition of 100.
White ink on Arches Black paper (250gsm).
11 x 30 inches (28 x 76 cm).
Onsale at yodepot.com at 1pm (PST) on Friday, June 11.
Doze had showing recently at Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York. Doze Green speaks in a unique creative voice from the collective consciousness, applying a symbolist approach to metaphysical concepts. A New York City native, and often compared to Basquiat, his urban background and involvement in the early hip-hop/graffiti movement of NYC in the late 70’s, early 80’s as one of the original members of the Rock Steady Crew, led him to transition from creating art in the streets and subways into the gallery setting. Green’s signature aesthetic combines stylized letterforms and figurative abstraction—using an array of mediums such as ink, gouache, and metallic pigments with an evolved, organic cubist quality to his high-contrast fluid line work. The artist’s genealogy inspires many of the themes explored therein, influenced by ancient civilizations and indigenous cultures, including his own Afro-Caribbean roots. Green’s totem-like human and animal figures are often conceptually based on various polytheistic deities. These divinities represent sentinels, the guardians of universal truths, immortal warriors warning mankind of the dangers contemporary society has manifested, looming on the horizon and threatening to destroy us.