Friday, March 15, 2019
"I had an amazing studio visit and mural tour with DISTORT in Jersey City a few weeks ago. It was a great opportunity to see his ambitious new work. I also loved seeing his earlier paintings on spray cans and etchings on vintage car hoods in the studio space with the new work. Viewing his sculptures in the studio with hundreds of spray cans stored behind them in beautiful groupings of color underscores the thread between his fine art and graffiti.
I've been following DISTORT's work for a number of years and am always impressed anew. After discussing the direction of his new work and the construction challenges it presents, he drove me to see some of his murals in Jersey City. Seeing his largest mural was staggering. Beyond being gargantuan in covering practically a city-block-sized-building, the composition, narrative, and emotive qualities of the work were captivating. I love studio visits! With an artist like DISTORT, being behind the scenes is all the more enjoyable for the intellectual rigor, rough-hewn edges, and raw ambition." - Amie Potsic