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Greg Lamarche
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Greg Lamarche

Lives and works in New York.
Inspired by the dynamism of his hometown New York City and its role as an incubator of the outlaw art of graffiti, Greg Lamarche’s collages combine the city’s relentless rhythym and graffiti’s aggressive presence to express the power, elegance and rebelliousness of urban creativity. Using found materials and commercially printed papers from his vast collection of vintage printed matter, Lamarche abstracts graffiti’s visual language, playing with a profusion of font styles, word fragments, multiple layers, bold colors, rhythmic repetition, multiple perspective and movement. Each unique work of precisely hand-cut paper thus becomes an interplay of the directness of graphic design and the aesthetics of fine art.

Born and raised in New York, Greg Lamarche created his first collages in sixth grade, when he used firework wrappers, which he had found in the schoolyard. In 1981 he began writing graffiti on the streets and subways, and published “SKILLS”, a seminal graffiti magazine, in the early 1990s.

Since 2000, Lamarche has been working both as fine artist and as graphic designer, and has been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Phoenix, Print, Juxtapoz, Modern Painters and Arkitip and others. His work is also featured in several new books.
 


Biography of Greg Lamarche

2003   
„Simple Pleasures“, Solo Show at McCaig-Welles Gallery, New York


2004   
„Word“, Solo Show at Bronx River Art Center, New York


2006   
„Exploring Typography“, Publication by Tova Rabinowitz, Thomson-Delmar


2007   
„Corrugated Cuts and Collages“, Solo Show at Reed Space, New York


2008   
„Graffiti: Spirit of an Age“, Group Show at Longwood Art Gallery, Hostos Community College, NY, University of New York


2009   
„The New Yorkers“, Group Show at V-1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark „New York Subway Graffiti“, Publication by Tod Lange, Schiffer


2010   
„The Alphabet Show“, Group Show at Steinsland Berliner Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
„Letterheads“, Group Show at 1000 £ Bend, Melbourne Australia


2011    
„Fragments 1915-2011: Modern and Contemporary Collage“, Group Show at ACA Galleries, New York
„The History of American Graffiti“, Publication by R. Gastman, C. Neelon, Harper Collins


2012    
„Fresh Kills“, Group Show at Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

All shows

Power Play
06.2019 - 11.2019
 
11-2018 - 04.2019
 
06.2018 - 10.2018
 
IN LAYERS
11.2017 - 05.2018
 
06.2017 - 10.2017
 
11.2016 - 04.2017
 
06.2016 - 10.2016
 
11. 2015 - 05.2016
 
06.2015 - 10.2015
 
11.2014 - 05.2015
 
05.2014 - 10.2014
 
12.2013 - 04.2014
 
06.2013 - 10.2013
 
12.2012 - 04.2013
 
06.2012 - 10.2012
 
12.2011 - 04.2012
 
06.2011 - 10.2011
 
01.2011 - 04.2011
 
06.2010 - 10.2010
 
06.2009 - 08.2009
 

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