HAPPENINGText: Matt Owens

Niko Stumpo

Niko Stumpo is a painter and former professional skateboarder who works as the creative director of the ‘quam’ agency in Milan. His canvases negotiate a space between graffiti and charicature, and he uses his website to bring his “destroy everything” characters to life. Niko’s paintings have been shown at the Biennale exhibitions in Tirana and Valencia and at the Pompidou in Paris. His work was also featured in Arkitip Magazine issue 10.

Scien and Klor

Scien and his wife Klor are graffiti artists and graphic designers in Paris. As part of their graffiti crew 123Klan, Scien and Klor have had work shown throughout Europe and have done graffiti demos from the Bronx and Zurich to Singapore. Their work bends graphic design and graffiti in a truely unique and new way, both on the street and online.

Matt Owens

Matt Owens is originally from Texas and has been creating art and graphic design under the name Volumeone for six years. In 1999 Matt co-founded the New York design firm One9ine. Matt’s digitally rendered canvases have recently been included in the Move 8 show at New Image Art in LA curated by Rich Jacobs and in the Icons of Action show at Southern Exposure Gallery in San Francisco last year. Most recently Matt completed spreads for Arkitip Magazine Issue 13.

Rick Froberg

Rick Froberg is an artist and musician whose work has graced the covers of albums, punk rock magazines, skateboards as well as gallery walls. Rick’s work combines a graphic/illustrative sensibility with painting to create surreal hybrids of the comic and the commercial.

The Riviera Gallery is the collective project of 5 designers and is located in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Established more out of love than money, Riviera hopes to mix art photography and design in is roster of shows.

Date: January 23rd – February 23rd, 2003
Place: Riviera Gallery
Address: 103 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn NY 11211

Text: Matt Owens

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