With all the hype surrounding Armory Arts Week, we decided to head straight to one of the biggest and most important art fairs: SCOPE. This year, like last year, SCOPE is taking place inside the old Moynihan Station, where we previously attended fashion week and explored abandoned spaces. From now until March 9th, you can go see work by some of the best and brightest artists in New York City and cities around the world. From Parisian street artist Speedy Graphito to Beau Stanton, who did a mural for the Bushwick Collective, here are our picks for must-see art at SCOPE.
Painting with neon lights by Parisian street artist Speedy Graphito, who is considered a pioneer of the French street art movement.
More fun street art style paintings by Speedy Graphito. You can find his work at Fabien Castanier Gallery’s booth.
We caught up with NYC artist Joseph Grazi, who posed with his piece called “Fear The Deep.” Grazi has exhibited work at Art(Amalgamated) in Chelsea, co-curated the show “Survival” at Lambert Fine Arts on the Lower East Side, and lived in a former fire station turned loft/DIY music venue for a year.
Daniel Ochoa exhibited a series of NYC street scenes done in oil on canvas. We love his style, which reminds us of Impressionist painters, and treats modern subjects like this Chinatown storefront and the skybridge at Herald Square. Ochoa is originally from California, but lives and works in Brooklyn.
Subway scenes by Daniel Ochoa.
Canadian artist Harry Enchin creates these incredible images by layering vintage photos on top of his own photographs of street scenes. He digs into the archives to find images of a specific street and matches the buildings and storefronts.
Harry Enchin juxtaposes modern and archival photographs of Pell Street in Chinatown.
Los Angeles-based street artist El Mac does large-scale portraits using spray paint. He takes inspiration from the European masters, like Caravaggio and Vermeer.
New York-based artist Beau Stanton created these paintings that combine elements of old maps with images of ships. Stanton previously did the “Industrial Divine” mural in Bushwick as part of the Bushwick Collective. His work at SCOPE is presented as part of a survey of artists from the UK and the US that reference similar cultural traditions curated by Lori Zimmer of ArtNerd New York and Moniker Projects.
Check out our list of 7 more awesome events happening during Armory Arts Week. See last year’s SCOPE editor’s picks. Get in touch with the author/editor @lauraitzkowitz.