Lady Pink, an icon to female street artists, graf writers and creative ingenues with an ear to the street, once again claims her queendom with the brush via her latest series, BRICK LADIES. She first dropped a taste of this series, The She Temple, in a YOUNITY exhibition (fall ’07), and revealed more of the series in her latest 2-woman exhibition at Ad-Hoc Art in Brooklyn, NY (Spr ’08), alongside fellow artist, AIKO.
(Images left to right: Lady Pink, Queen Matilda, 6′x4′, acrylic on canvas. Lady Pink, A Lovely Entrapment, 40″x72″, acrylic on canvas.)
With a strong nod to the omnipresence of feminine energy, Lady Pink’s BRICK LADIES series brings to the forefront, in concrete terms, the reality that the divine feminine is at the root of existence in all its material forms. The integration of core strength and fluid sensuality, in image and brush stroke, permeates dichotomous mind states positioned in critique and effortlessly invokes understanding from a position of union. The work brings to mind the Native American maxim, “Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.”
(Image left to right: John Grigley, Lady Pink. Lady Pink, PINK-C Train, New York 1983)
Lady Pink began her painterly excursions in graffiti in 1979, and starred in one of the first cult film nods to a burgeoning hip hop movement, Wild Style – a film that just celebrated its 25th anniversary this past year with events all over New York City. Her work has also been canonized in the collections of several museums including: The Whitney, The MET and The Brooklyn Museum, all in New York City, and the Groningen Museum in Holland. So telling is Pink’s work as a representation of organic creative process, that the Museum of Modern Art in NYC recently jumped on the bandwagon and screened the world premiere of SprayMasters, a documentary featuring Lady Pink alongside legendary graf artists Lee Quinones and Zephyr. Pink’s pioneering efforts in art, from trains in the 80′s to murals in the 21st century, are undoubtedly an inspiration to all. Look for the Pink essence to be re-incarnated in a vinyl figure for Kid Robot in May 2008.