In the first of a series of mini-interviews, Jordana Zeldin discusses some of the more “primitive” subway markings she has documented.[audio:http://subwayartblog.com/podcast/subversions01.mp3]
Jowy interviews photographer Jordana Zeldin about Subversions, her 8-month-long project documenting subway advertisement alterations. Stay tuned to the Subway Art Blog for a series of mini interviews with Jordana about her work.
Introducing Posterchild, a Toronto-based artist perhaps best known for his Mario Blocks street art project. In his latest work, called New York Sunsets, he posts cityscape silhouettes over several video billboards found on subway station entrances. Many more Sunsets can be found on his blog, Blade Diary or watch a video of the installations after the jump.
Grace Baley draws the inspiration for her stunning mosaics primarily from New York’s underground. The subway is evoked in both the subject and format of her work. From her site:
When my daily commute brought me past many of the stops along the R train it afforded me the opportunity to closely examine the beautiful mosaics that grace our subway stations. I was attracted to the bright colors, the incredible detail and the way they told their story. Before long, I knew I had to find a way to transfer my own ideas and designs into a mosaic.
When visual journalist, Kate Lord moved to New York in February, she was immediately intrigued by the musicians of the city’s transit system. “People just don’t burst into song in a crowded place in Charlotte, North Carolina,” she said of her hometown. Featured in this post are several photos from her ongoing project on subway musicians. The image above is of Marques Toliver, one of Kate’s favorite underground musicians. Press play below to listen to one of his songs, Sights and Sounds of the City as you enjoy the sight of Kate’s amazing photographs.
Sights and Sounds of the City by Marques Toliver
David Choe is an extraordinary graffiti and mural artist originally from L.A. Some of his latest blog posts have included these sketches of women on the subway. If you like these, I strongly encourage you to check out his other work. I have a feeling we are going to be talking about him on the Subway Art Blog again soon.
We ran into subway artist Edwin Class on the L platform at Union Square. Armed with a can as his brush and the subway map as his canvas, Mr. Class created a series of stencil/graffiti illustrations, which he was displaying underground.
Check out more of our photos after the jump. Continue reading “The Underground has Class”