Pabo (…) isn’t the first street artist who represents pop culture icons- but rather for technique. He makes pencil drawing portrays, crowded with signs, with the pale and subtle colours of crayons and of ballpoint pen scratches.
Famous ghosts, in absolutely classic style. Jimi Hendrix, baron jacket and maudit neckwear, becomes an alchemist, lighted by acid glares, with strong and tender features like the boys of Caravaggio. Hendrix, in the triptych in which he appears, is flanked by a preacher, Martin Luther King, and a dancer, Cassius Clay. (press release)
…this is a part of the introduction for Pabo’s “Face to Face” exhibition at Superplan Gallery in berlin, which opened five days ago.
I recently visited the exhibition, was astonished about the filigree lines and detailed eyes of the portrayed people and took some photos. Here they are…