Rochester native Quel Beast has made a name for himself as a
New York City street artist. “I taught myself to paint by pasting my successes
and failures in the streets,” he says. Indeed, his images have popped up on
walls and fences throughout lower Manhattan and north Brooklyn, and are gaining
a following among New York City art lovers and gallery owners.
His current series, “Selfish Portraits,” are often painted on triangle canvases of varying sizes, but are equally likely to appear as cut-out figures, in zines, or on stickers. The raw emotions and intense expressions in these portraits come from the bold lines and bright colors the artist favors. The show runs September 28 - October 24 with an artist reception on October 4 from 6-9pm. The Colacino Gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5pm.
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