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Art May, 27 2011

Video | APEX, Kiya Babzani’s “Indigo”

APEX worked with Kiya Babzani of Self Edge in the acquisitoin of the Japanese denim necessary for the “Indigo” project. “The idea for the work featured in Indigo came from APEX’s personal obsession with jeans, and his desire to experiment with denim as a fine art surface. After some trial and error, he developed a method for stretching denim over wood panel, in place of ordinary canvas, and completely fell in love with the look and feel of it. After this, APEX realized he wanted to do an entire gallery’s worth of his “super burners” all over denim. The aesthetics of the exhibition has roots deep in the graffiti movement, making reference to the self-painted denim jackets most inner city tag artists used to wear in the 1980’s.”

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