“Jon and I share a love for street culture where creativity, life, pride, chaos are banded together. This book is a tribute to hip-hop, to street culture, art, soul and to the precious moments of life that we share.” –Maï Lucas The pulsating monochrome of Drago’s 36 chambers series is met by the iconic graffiti and photography that defines Maï, Jonone and streets of New York. Their eclectic tour of the streets takes the reader through some of New York’s most distinctive neighbourhoods as seen as seen through the lens of celebrated photographer, Maï Lucas. Meanwhile, JonOne’s unique graffiti writing permeates the pages with vibrant red accents. JonOne’s paintings defy the “rules” of graffiti. With a tremendous sense of movement and color, his compositions combine freestyle, hand-painted aesthetics with a sense of repetition akin to textile patterns. His work has often been compared to that of abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock and French artist Jean Dubuffet. By layering precise strokes and vibrant color, he creates a uniquely balanced yet dynamic visual experience.
Softcover - 96 pages