Live Fast Magazine‘s Abby Wilcox recently got an inside look at the studio of Casey Gray, whose newest work, Garden Party, is now on show at White Walls through November 3rd. While in the studio she snapped a ton of great photos to pair with an interview that gives us a bit of insight into the meticulous nature of Gray’s stencil and spray paint process. In the article, Gray discusses the evolution of his work and the influence that skateboarding has had on his style and medium. We’ve posted some of our favorite shots and a couple excerpts below, check it out after the jump!
“I can tell you that every image, object, shape or detail in my newest work is 100 percent drawn and then cut by hand, usually from a digital reference. I find it quite interesting to have an image of anything and everything in the world only a click away.”
“Now with this third solo show, Garden Party, I have shifted from making work ‘about things’ to literally making work about ‘things’. My discovery of different stencil materials have opened up my work to new directions I never imagined I would travel in. The one thing that has always stayed the same is my commitment to spray paint and the Xacto knife.”
“Skateboarding taught me a variety of things from a very young age like individuality and how to look at the world in a creative light. It teaches you a different perspective for looking at architecture and the urban environment, finding beauty and opportunity in what can be largely overlooked and undervalued spaces. It had a profound impact on the way I use color as well.”
All photos by Abby Wilcox
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