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Denial - "Ransom"

Added by Benjamin Krause

Event Details

  • Time:
    March 12, 2016 7:00:00 AM EST to April 4, 2016 2:00:00 PM EDT
  • Location:
    Krause Gallery
  • Street:
    149 Orchard ST - NYC 10002
  • City/Town:
    New York
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  • Organized By:
    Krause Gallery
  • Latest Activity:
    March 11, 2016

Event Description

Daniel Joseph Bombardier (AKA: DENIAL) is holding Manhattan’s Krause Gallery hostage with his new exhibition RANSOM. Opening March 12th, the pieces presented build on themes and techniques developed over the Canadian-born artist’s decade long career. Amassing a global following, Denial challenges society to re-examine the ways in which we perceive a variety of socioeconomic and political issues.

RANSOM is a new collection of textually based, laser cut assemblages that bring together a myriad of corporate logos and various imagery to create new messages that combat mass media, consumerism and advertising. The work re-contextualizes these images to create unique artistic statements that drive the viewer to question how they interact with corporations and established power structures that control our everyday lives.

The pieces are very much a play on mainstream advertising. Corporations can be threatening in the way they inundate us with media everywhere we go. They want our money and our minds, whether it’s good for us or not. Corporations hold us hostage in a capitalist and consumerist world; they train us to live in a way that continues to feed into their dominance. Denial’s work merges pop art with a distinct street art technique, rooted in a punk ethos that challenges the powers that be and our own perceptions of them. Denial appropriates the imagery of the very corporations he opposes to make commentary and open discussion about the nature of western consumerist culture.

Denial is a Canadian stencil and mural artist whose work critiques consumerism and the human condition. Though based in Windsor Ontario, DENIAL spends much of the year travelling and exhibiting throughout Canada and USA, having done solo shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Toronto and Vancouver.
In 2000 Daniel adopted the moniker 'DENIAL' as a means of poking fun at advertising, politics and media messages that contemporary society is often 'in denial' about. Since then he has maintained an ongoing global street-campaign of over 500, 000 stickers, placards and murals, using the alpha-numeric characters 'D3N!@L'. Intended as a conceptual means of marketing absurdism, DENIAL also challenges traditional notions of graffiti and public art through his bold and often satirical visual subversions. In 2012 Daniel started 'Free 4 All Walls' which is the largest public art project of its kind in South West Ontario. Bringing artists from around the world to beautify and re-invigorate public walls around Windsor, the government funded program has been a huge success in supporting the local community and promoting the value of street-art in contemporary society. Invited artists who have painted murals include: Nychos (Austria), Bask (USA), Omen (Canada), Ben Frost (Australia), Nosego (USA), Persue (USA), Rime (USA), Above (USA), Elicser (Canada), High 5 (Canada), Nekoes (USA), Labrona (Canada), Gaia (USA), Kwest (Canada), Spud (Canada), Earthcrusher (Canada) , Czr Prz (USA), Chou (Canada), Uber5000 (Canada), Anthony Lister (Australia), JUSTONE (Dubai), Deadboy (Canada) and XRAY (Canada). The project intends to continue well into 2016.

For further information, to preview the exhibition or to arrange an interview with the artist, please contact:

Benjamin Krause
212-777-7799 (gallery) 404-290-6329 (cell)

Photographs and hi-resolution images available on request.



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