Black Book Gallery


304 Elati St

Colorado 80223 Denver

United States

Phone : 303-941-2458

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Mobile Ph. : 303-941-2458

URL : www.blackbookgallery.com

Tom Horne   (Owner/Director)

Will Suitts   (Owner/Manager)

About

Located in Denver, Colorado, Black Book Gallery is one of the area’s most active and varied contemporary art hubs. Co-founders Tom Horne and Will Suitts founded Black Book Gallery in 2010. Black Book Gallery firmly believes that the artist is just as import as the work, demonstrating a clear respect and commitment to the creative process. This belief allows the artist to have complete creative freedom from show inception to installation and beyond.

In addition to cultivating strong relationships with artists, Black Book Gallery is passionate about helping individuals and institutions who are interested in expanding their collections. Please inquire about licensing, installations and commissions from featured artists.

About Tom Horne and Will Suitts
Horne began curating shows in 2007; his first show “Run to the Hills” featured major New York street artists including Bast, Aiko, Elbow Toe and Skewville. In 2008, Horne received the opportunity to work with Yosi Sergant and Shepard Fairey to produce “Manifest Hope” during the 2008 Democratic National Convention, an unprecedented collaborative event for Denver. Manifest Hope is widely recognized as a major catalyst in encouraging further local, creative participation and appreciation for urban art in the Denver market. Will Suitts came from a foundation in formal art education, but his primary interest was applying his education toward the business side of art. With an education in design, Suitts grew into helping artists market themselves through online representation.

Fire Extinguisher -  Tim Kowalczyk

Tim Kowalczyk Fire Extinguisher
Ceramic, glaze and silkscreen
18 x 11 x 6 inches

Tiger - Martin Whatson

Martin Whatson Tiger
Spray paint, acrylic and mixed media on canvas

Never Better - Alex Yanes

Alex Yanes Never Better
Enamel and spray paint with mixed media on wood

Yuri (Red) - David  Walker

David Walker Yuri (Red)
Spray paint on canvas

"Still Life #7" - Martin Whatson

Martin Whatson "Still Life #7"
Acrylic and mixed media on a found antique oil painting

End Corruption - Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey End Corruption
HPM – Silkscreen and mixed media collage on wood panel

"Mightier Than" Series - Ravi Zupa

Ravi Zupa "Mightier Than" Series
Antique typewriter components, stapler components, square bar scrap steel, scrap steel pipe

Container - Davenport, IA - Dan Witz

Dan Witz Container - Davenport, IA
Oil on sintra, wood back frame

Exhibiting Artists

  • Swoon  (+)

    Detailed Description : Swoon (American, b.1977) is a notable Street artist, who has contributed to the Pop Art movement. She was born in New London, CT, and raised in Daytona Beach, FL. The artist’s real name is Caledonia Dance Curry. In 1997, Swoon moved to New York, where she obtained a BA in Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

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  • Shepard Fairey  (+)

    Biography : Expanding on the legacies of artists such as Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey’s practice disrupts the distinction between fine and commercial art. A major artist of the street art movement, Fairey rose to prominence in the early 1990s through the dispersion of posters, stickers, and murals, related to his Obey Giant campaign, which yielded an international cultural phenomenon. Fairey’s iconic poster of President Barack Obama was adopted as the official emblem associated with the presidential campaign and encapsulates a number of recurring concerns in the artist’s work, including propaganda, portraiture, and political power. American, b. 1970, Charleston, South Carolina, based in Los Angeles, California

    Artist's Objects:

    • Shepard Fairey - End Corruption End Corruption

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  • Tim Kowalczyk  (+)

    Biography : Tim lives and works out of his home in Minonk, a small town in Central Illinois, since graduating with his MFA from Illinois State University in 2011. For the past 6 years Tim has been in a steady stream of juried group, invitational, and solo exhibitions. Tim has received several awards including the Presidential Scholarship at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Merwin Medal: McLean County 82nd Annual Amateur Show, and Best of Show: Water Street Studios Anniversary Show. Tim’s work can be seen in private collections, University collections, and in a recent American Craft Magazine article. Tim is the adjunct instructor Ceramics at Illinois Central in East Peoria, IL.

    Detailed Description : Ceramic artist

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Tim Kowalczyk - Fire Extinguisher Fire Extinguisher

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  • David Walker  (+)

    Biography : Working in portraiture, painting freehand, using only spray paint and without the aid of brushes David has developed a signature multi-layered style. Incorporating both sophisticated and dumb mark making he creates countless scrawled lines and abstract areas that weave through clashing colours, translucent drips and decaying letterforms, the results are visually rich portraits that fuse photo realism, abstraction and graffiti art sensibilities with a raw energy that comes from the medium. His work is Exhibited in the UK and Internationally and aims to challenge preconceptions about fine art and urban art painting within the gallery confines and the public domain. Over recent years David has shown work in Berlin, Hong Kong, LA, Lisbon, London, New York and Paris amongst others and his paintings have been shown alongside the leading figures in the urban contemporary and street art movement.

    Artist's Objects:

    • David  Walker - Yuri (Red) Yuri (Red)

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  • Martin Whatson  (+)

    Biography : Martin is a Norwegian born and based stencil artist. While studying art and graphic design at Westerdals School of Communication, Oslo, he discovered stencils and the urban art scene. After following graffiti and its development, he started his own stencil production 10 years ago in the winter of 2004. Martin has a continuous urge to search for beauty in what is commonly dismissed as ugly, out of style or simply left behind. He looks for inspirations in people, city landscapes, old buildings, graffiti, posters and decaying walls. This interest for decay has helped develop his style, motives and composition and he enjoys creating either unity or conflict between materials, backgrounds, motives and human intervention. His artistic expression started more political, but has developed into a more subtle expression blending graffiti, stencil art and decay together. Inspired by artist like Jose Parlá and Cy Twombly. His abstract graffiti and stencils are a mix of urban scenes showing the development of a walls lifetime. He use grey tones as a basis but add’s vibrant colours to break the monochrome concrete expression and bring a splash of life to his motives. Since his artistic debut in 2004, he has had several solo shows and participated in many group exhibitions, both nationally and in international metropoles like Tokyo, Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles.

    Exhibition : Solo Exhibitions
    2015 – Old News – Galleri-A – Oslo / Norway
    2015 – About-Face – Black Book Gallery – Denver / USA
    2014 – Hide & Seek – Rex Romae – London / UK
    2014 – Nationalteateret – Nationalteateret – Oslo / Norway
    2014 – Square – Galleri-A – Oslo / Norway
    2013 – Transformed – Gallery Kawamatsu – Tokyo / Japan
    2013 – Undercover – Reed Projects Gallery – Stavanger / Norway
    2013 – The Beauty of Grey – MSA Gallery – Paris / France
    2011 – What have i done? – Black Pop Gallery – Copenhagen / Denmark 2011 – Love Tour – Gallery Kawamatsu – Tokyo / Japan
    Group Exhibitions
    2015 – Context Art Miami - Miami / USA
    2015 – Your kid can't do this – aMBUSH Gallery – Sydney / Australia
    2015 – I LOVE Kabul – Graffitiprints – Kabul / Afghanistan
    2015 – Different Strokes – Hin Bus depot – Penang / Malaysia
    2015 – 2 for 2 – Vertical Gallery – Chicago / USA
    2014 – Scope Art Fair – Black Book Gallery – Miami / USA
    2014 – ARTmageddon – Vertical Gallery – Chicago / USA
    2014 – LA Contraband 2 – Riviera 31 – Los Angeles / US
    2014 – Stencil Bastards 3 – Starkart Exhibitions – Zurich / Switzerland
    2014 – Different Strokes – Bottleneck Gallery – New York / US
    2014 – A-Laget utvalg '14 - Summer – Galleri-A – Oslo / Norway
    2014 – Scope Art Fair – Black Book Gallery – New York / US
    2014 – Scope Art Fair – C.A.V.E. Gallery – New York / US
    2013 – Juleutstilling 2013 – Galleri Bi-Z – Kristiansand / Norway
    2013 – Buy, Work, Consume, Die – Reedprojects gallery – Stavanger / Norway 2013 – A-Laget utvalg '13 - Winter – Galleri-A – Oslo / Norway
    2013 – Home sweet home – Bottleneck Gallery – New York / US
    2013 – LA contraband – Los Angeles / US
    2013 – About time – Galleri GEO – Bergen / Norway
    2013 – The dirty art – Blankspace – Oslo / Norway
    2013 – Moniker Artfair – Souled out Studios bunker – Lo

    Artist's Objects:

    • Martin Whatson - "Still Life #7" "Still Life #7"
    • Martin Whatson - Tiger Tiger

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  • Dan Witz  (+)

    Biography : Born October 19, 1957. Chicago, IL EDUCATION 1980 Cooper Union. B. F. A. 1979 Skowhegan: Summer 1975-77 Rhode Island School of Design AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS 2000 New York Foundation for the Arts: Fellowship 1998 Public Art Fund: In the Public Realm: Fellowship 1992 New York Foundation for the Arts: Fellowship 1982 National Endowment for the Arts: Fellowship SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2014 “NY Hardcore”, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY 2013 “Public and Confidential”, Wunderkammern Gallery, Rome, Italy 2013 “Bar Shrines, Lamps and Other Paintings of Light”, Gestalten Space, Berlin, Germany 2013 “Prisoners 2012-2013”, Lazarides Gallery (Rathbone), London, UK 2011 “Mosh Pits, Human and Otherwise”, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY 2011 “WHAT THE %$#@? (WTF)”, White Walls, San Francisco, CA 2010 “New Night Paintings”, DFN Gallery, NYC 2009 “Dark Doings” Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2009 Paris, France 2009 “New Street Works” Sid Lee Collective, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2008 “Night Paintings” Stolen Space, London, England 2008 “In Plain View” Dfn Gallery New York, NY 2007 “Dan Witz” StolenSpace London, England 2007 “Night Paintings” DFN Gallery New York, NY 2007 “Mosh Pit” Addict Gallerie Paris, France 2006 “Up Late”. DFN Gallery, New York, NY 2005 “Night Paintings,” DFN Gallery, New York, NY 2003 DFN Gallery, New York, NY 1999 Henry St. Settlement House, New York, NY 1998 Clementine Gallery, New York, NY 1995 Saint Peter¹s Church, New York, NY 1990 Miami Art Fair: in conjunction with Leila Taghinia Milani Gallery 1986 Semaphore Gallery, New York, NY 1985 Semaphore East Gallery: Leila Taghinia Milani Gallery, New York, NY Semaphore Gallery New York, NY SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2014 “Project M/6” Urban Nation, Berlin, Germany 2014 The Bushwick Collective Art Show, Brooklyn, NY 2013 “Cash, Cans & Candy”, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria 2012 “Bedlam”, Lazarides, London, UK 2012

    Artist's Objects:

    • Dan Witz - Container - Davenport, IA Container - Davenport, IA

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  • Alex Yanes  (+)

    Biography : “These days my artistic inspiration derives from the vibrant fixtures of my environment, fatherhood, life’s circumstances, subcultures and the ability to create something out of nothing.” - Alex Yanes When you first meet Alex Yanes, you are struck by how laid-back and approachable he is. Born in Miami, he is the product of both the ever-evolving, fast-paced city and the burgeoning art scene. Yet, he is as real and approachable as they come. In a city filled with wild characters and over-saturated personalities, Yanes is refreshingly humble, preferring instead to let his vibrant and colorful artwork take center stage. And it does. Since he decided to pursue art full-time in 2006, his work has become his autobiography, speaking volumes about who he is and what he has seen. A son of the city, his story is influenced by his Cuban roots and an ever-growing curiosity about all the things Miami had to offer him during the 80’s and 90’s. Yanes’ work is the result of years spent immersed in skateboard, tattoo, hip-hop and rock culture during his teenage years, but says he felt the stirrings of creativity at a young age. He won his first art contest at age six and claims that one of his greatest accomplishments was building his own tree house at the age of 10; a feat he accomplished with the knowledge and tools imparted on him by his father and grandfather. Now a father himself, Yanes spends his time making art and raising his family in the city that raised him. Where he once worked on canvas, his art has taken on a life of it’s own, coming alive via wood, acrylic, resin and enamel into three-dimensional installations. Each is a unique view into Yanes’ history and love of all things art and have caught the eye of art aficionados and corporate collectors alike. He has worked with Adidas, Red Bull, Sony, The Learning Channel, Vans, Kidrobot, UsTwo Games, Delta Airlines, Coca Cola, and Rag & Bone. His work has been acquired and collected by institutions such

    Artist's Objects:

    • Alex Yanes - Never Better Never Better

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  • Ravi Zupa  (+)

    Biography : All of Ravi Zupa’s images are drawn and painted by his hand. He considers books the best way to experience art and has spent decades studying art from cultures and movements that span history and originate from nearly all geographical regions. Being entirely self-taught, he looks for inspiration in works by German Renaissance print makers, Flemish primitives, abstract expressionists, Japanese woodblock artists, Mughal paintings, religious iconography from Europe, Asia and Pre-Columbian Latin America, and revolutionary propaganda the world over. With a distaste for ironic art or the thoughtless appropriation of culture, he integrates seemingly unrelated images in search of something universal.

    Exhibition : Solo Shows
    Black Book Gallery, Denver, CO – March 2015 Black Book Gallery, Denver, CO – August 2014 Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA 2013 Lazarides, Outsiders Newcastle, UK, 2013 Black Book Gallery, Denver CO, 2012
    Mohs Exhibit, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012 Lazarides, Outsiders London, UK, 2012
    Black Book Gallery, Denver, Co, 2011
    Vice Gallery, Mexico City DF, Mexico, 2011 Illiterate Gallery, Denver, Co, 2010
    Fairs
    Context Art Miami, Miami, FL 2015
    Art Contemporain Pour Tous, Montreal Canada April 2015 Art San Diego, San Diego, CA October 2014
    Scope Art Show, New York, NY 2015
    Scope Art Show, Miami Beach, FL 2014
    Select Art Fair, New York City, NY 2014
    Scope Art Show, New York City, NY 2014
    Scope Art Show, Miami Beach, FL 2013
    Museums Shows
    "Invisible College" Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana July 2015 "Hey Act III” La Halle Saint-Pierre, Paris September 2015
    Group Shows
    Subliminal Projects “Primitive Future” - December 2015
    Hashimoto Gallery Summer Group Show, San Francisco - July 2015 "Egregore" Yves Laroche, Montreal Canada - November 2014
    Art Alliance Presents The Provocateurs, Chicago – August 2014 Parlor Gallery – Asbury Park, NJ 2014
    Black Book Gallery – Denver, CO 2012
    Post No Bills, Venice, CA 2011
    Andenken Gallery – Denver, CO 2009
    Arspace Gallery – San Francisco, CA 2008
    Object and thought – Denver, CO 2008
    Press
    "Hey" Modern art and Pop Culture Magazine, Feature Juxtapose magazine, Profile
    High Fructose, Interview
    192 Magazine Feature
    Onion AV club, Feature

    Artist's Objects:

    • Ravi Zupa - "Mightier Than" Series "Mightier Than" Series

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Other Represented Artists

  • Hari & Deepti  (+)

    Biography : Hari Panicker (b.1980) is a trained graphic designer and illustrator. He was born and raised in Mumbai, India where he was the senior designer for MTV Networks India and has designed for brands like MTV India, VH1 India, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. Apart from designing for these brands, he is also an established illustrator and has designed album covers for musicians like Dualist Inquiry and has been invited to design a cover for Rolling Stone India for their annual – Art as Cover Edition. He loves to collect and customize vinyl toys, is obsessed with drawing monsters, loves to screen print and secretly aspires to be in space some day. He fell in love with paper cutting art after seeing Balinese shadow puppets and has since been experimenting with paper and light.

    Detailed Description : Hari & Deepti moved to Denver from India and carried with them a Pandora box full of stories and imagination that they bring to life through their intricate paper cut light boxes and paper clay sculptures. They have always been drawn towards the imaginative aspect of story telling. Stories have so many shades and depth in them, and paper as a medium has the exact qualities to reflect and interpret them. They believe that “Paper is brutal in its simplicity as a medium. It demands the attention of the artist while it provides the softness they need to mold it in to something beautiful. It is playful, light, colorless and colorful. It is minimal and intricate. It reflects light, creates depth and illusions in a way that it takes the artist through a journey with limitless possibilities.” They started experimenting with paper cut shadow boxes in 2010 with hand painted watercolor paper which was then cut and assembled in a wooden box to create a diorama, with years of practice their art became more intricate and minimal at the same time. They started experimenting with lights and simplified their pieces by losing the colored aspect of the paper. They have since then evolved to add their own style of paper cut art incorporating back-lit light boxes using flexible LED strip lights. “What amazes us about the paper cut light boxes is the dichotomy of the piece in its lit and unlit state, the contrast is so stark that it has this mystical effect on the viewers.” They have been featured in many publications including Colossal, ArtFido, Bored Panda, Supersonic Art, Laughing Squid, My Modern Met Blog, Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz and more.

  • Ben Eine