Brooklynite Gallery‘s current show presents the work of British collective Kuildoosh (pronounced coo-ill-doosh) which formed in 2003 as a reaction against low quality street art that was pervasive in the UK at the time. The group includes three members (Paris, Mudwig, and Eko) who create wall paintings, graphic art and wheat paste assemblages. They work on the streets of Bristol, around the UK, and in Berlin. They were recently in New York for Brooklynite’s opening on November 22nd.
DailyServing was able to ask the group a couple of questions via e-mail which were answered by Paris:
A lot of your outdoor painting takes place in the English countryside. How are your ideas of receivership different or similar to artists working in a more urban environment such as New York?
To paint in the middle of the English countryside is very relaxing for a start, often the only people we will see in a day are a few cyclists & people walking their dogs. Although when they do come across our paintings they are often baffled and amused, when we explain what we are trying to do they seem to get it and go away a little wiser. A lot of people in cities seem to be very conditioned to street art and often (in Bristol) have pre-conceived ideas of what you should be doing…We get a lot more freedom to create out in the countryside.
What artists are you interested in at the moment?
Personally, I think the work of David “Skwerm” Ellis is superb & the Barnstormers. Right now in the UK there doesn’t seem to be too much originality going on, people are playing it safe and copying a lot with played out ideas like monkeys in gas masks, etc. Other artists that are hot at the moment are Russel Maurice, Pinky, Will Barras, Mr Jago, EH-Questionmark, Honet…I would consider any of these artists the best of our generation.
Kuildoosh’s exhibition will remain at Brooklynite Gallery until December 20, 2008.