SCREEN AND DESTROY!
THE ROCK 'N' ROLL ART OF LINDSEY KUHN AND STAINBOY
DIESEL FUEL GALLERY THURSDAY, AUGUST 31 6pm-11pm SEPTEMBER 30TH
In an era where everything in rock n' roll seems to be getting smaller, safer and sealed for your protection, the custom silk-screened rock poster has survive! Just like vinyl records, the music industry tries to kill 'em off and replace 'em with a new format, but this renegade art form fights back every day and refuses to go away. As a result of its passion, Rock ‘n Roll Art is enjoying an extraordinary resurgence, bringing in new artists, new fans and collectors around the world.
Lindsey Kuhn and Stainboy are two of today's top artists working in the rock 'n' roll gigposter scene. It's no accident that they will be appearing together, in-person for an exhibit appropriately titled, Screen and DESTROY!
A relative newcomer, Stainboy credits veteran artist/printer Lindsey Kuhn as a huge influence on his work and they've recently collaborated on a new art print. "When I first saw rock posters from Lindsey and guys like Frank Kozik they were a totally overwhelming experience - big and bright with really shocking images. I thought "how are they getting away with this stuff! That started me down the road to ruin and I've been making rock art ever since then."
Screen and Destroy opens at the Diesel Fuel Gallery
31st and runs through September 30th.
Lindsey Kuhn is one of the most innovative & prolific poster artists working today.
- Visual Jams Show Program
Rock Poster Artist Lindsey Kuhn started SWAMP 20 years ago, at the age of 17, on the coast of Mississippi when he learned how to screen print T-shirts in his garage. Since then he has been hooked on printing cloth, paper, canvas and wood. SWAMP, the business which is a distributor of screen printed merchandise, started in Austin, Texas in the mid 90’s. Since then Lindsey has been printing more than 8,000 serigraphs a year, as well as doing art shows in the U.S., Japan and Europe. Lindsey prints his own art as well as printing art for many of the top lowbrow artists working today. SWAMP and Lindsey are now located in Denver, CO. To find out more information go to www.swamposters.com.
A hail of bullets. dive-bombing lawnmowers, muscle cars and femme fatales with more curves than a runaway bus! Throw in a side of cheesecake and welcome to the shadowy underworld of Stainboy. Bring a bucket. Bring a brick. With a fluorescent blast of Day-Glo color and brash imagery, Stainboy's rock 'n' roll posters immediately demand attention. Violent, X-rated and always full of his nasty wit and dark sense of humor, Stainboy's love of pop culture trash, busty femme fatales, muscle cars and classic cinema exploitation saturates his work.
Now published by Diesel Fuel Prints, Stainboy's dossier has grown to include a diversity of work for clients such as the House of Blues, Fuse TV, Club International magazine, Signatures Network and music venues around the world. His work is featured in The Art of Modern Rock (Chronicle), Swag II: Rock Posters of The '90s and Beyond (Abrams) and Electric Frankenstein: High Energy Punk Rock & Roll Poster Art (Dark Horse) as well as countless mags and fanzines. Unschooled, undisciplined and unstoppable, Stainboy is a true road warrior constantly traveling and exhibiting his work. He now carries out his deadly assignments and other secret services in sunny Orlando, Florida while indulging his tastes in beautiful women, fast cars, expensive restaurants, and sharp, stylish clothing. Check out the full Stainboy portfolio at www.stainboyreinel.com