When we first met Bisco Smith last year, it was quite apparent that he was an artist on a quest to find personal truth and genuine movement through his work. Originally conceived in is colorful black books and on street walls in New York City, Bisco's art is a blend of graffiti deconstruction, graphic design, and fine art, but most importantly expresses his ability to create work that comes completely out of spontaneous expression.
Now Bisco will show an all new series called, "Process," at Venice's C.A.V.E Gallery on July 30th. For Bisco, the process is equally, if not more, important than the finished product. Things that are unplanned, unexpected, and collected all occur during the process of making a new piece; it's the motion and moments that evolve a painting.
In lieu of the typical press release for his upcoming show, Bisco has released a new two-minute video, where he's seen working in his studio and reciting some pretty powerful words about what the process means to him.
"PROCESS—the unplanned, unexpected, the collected in a corner, saved in a stack, the leftovers, the beauty, the magic in the scraps. Process is motion. It’s the forever in the moment, until it isn’t. It’s the notes, the plans, the dates, maps, and scribbles. It’s the paint that missed the canvas, the test before the print. It’s the ghost for the catching, the zone for the coasting. Process is forever unfolding."
Watch the fresh video below.
Opening reception: Saturday, July 30th – 6:30pm – 9:30pm Beats by DJ BUSRIDERExhibition Dates: July 30 – August 29, 2016