Street-artist-turned-world-renowned-exhibitor Shepard Fairey presents his latest creations in New York at Pace Prints in Chelsea. In preparation for Harmony & Discord, Fairey traveled from his residence in Los Angeles and spent a month working at Pace Prints printmaking studio in Brooklyn. Experimenting with the high-quality offerings Pace had on hand, Fairey’s artistic vision catapulted to a whole new level.
While most of Fairey’s work stirs discussion on universal visual language, at the same time also blurring the line between pop and street art, Harmony & Discord, on view through June 16, features the artist’s large scale work, as well as brand new methods and mediums, including embossing and metal relief plates.
We had the opportunity to speak with Fairey about his current exhibit, his theories on art, the difficult but beautiful method of working with metal and what he’s most looking forward to this summer.