Outlaw Arts and VolaVida announce MARVEL, the legendary street artist Hektad‘s first gallery showing.
With this new collection, Hektad seems to perfect his knack for creating playful, light hearted pieces. This nod to his appreciation for comics as well as a love for mixing a wide range of colors will have fans and collectors elated with Hek’s new found desire to experiment with new materials.
Hektad is a New York City graffiti pioneer. In 1982, at the age of 12, the Bronx native set out to compete with veteran bombers such as Mitch 77 and Chris 217. After an intense 12 year campaign on New York’s streets and transit system, Hektad took a well deserved break to focus on his family. In 2013, he returned with a vengeance. After jumping into what many consider a cluttered and undefined street art scene, Hektad clearly took the lead with his whimsical “Love Drunk” hearts and humorous anecdotes. Currently, Hek is experimenting with many new mediums tinged with traditional graffiti. With this current collection of pieces, it is evident that Hektad is well on his way to securing a permanent spot in the annals of New York street art history.
The Gallery Outlaw Arts is an idea that started in the summer of 2011 out of a desire to support downtown New York’s underground venues. The vision was to make art more accessible to the people, the way it used to be. In January 2015, the Outlaw Art Space opened at 44 Bowery in the heart of Chinatown.
VolaVida represents Hektad as well as some of NYC’s most popular artists. Our goal is to help artists monetize their craft without relinquishing their integrity. Through social events and gallery exhibits we intend to create an atmosphere that is welcoming and inspirational to artists and art lovers from all walks of life.
44 Bowery Street – Manhattan. NY.
Exhibit Hours Monday May 18th, 2015
Press & VIP: 5pm to 6pm
General Admisssion: 6pm to 9pm