WK Interact is a street artist originally from Caen, France, who is currently based out of New York City. WK works with a wide variety of mediums, but is most traditionally known for posting wheat paste art and creating portraits of people usually frozen in motion. He pays particular attention to the location and surroundings while creating his street art, often lending thought-provoking controversy. His process involves a technique of twisting an original drawing or photograph while it’s being photocopied, resulting in the monochromatic palette and streamlined moment-in-time appearance of his finished work. As a self-proclaimed,”French New Yorker,” WK’s art is truly meant for an urban environment.
WK’s site-determines his placements by finding an appropriate location first, then his imagery is chosen specifically with a concern for encounters in an urban environment or “interactions” (as the artist indicates in his pseudonym). WK has done numerous collaborations with a wide variety of artists, including Shepard Fairey in the “East Vs. West Propaganda Project.” He has also worked with corporations including Nike, Adidas and BMW, and athletes including Kobe Bryant.
“In a fine art universe where the sum of pictures all comes down to a kind of nature morte, WK is about the life still unfolding rather than the still life. Considered in relation to his studio work, where violence, sexuality, fetish, terror and the devolutionary descent of dehumanization lurk in passages of brutal irony that edge towards sarcasm, the benevolence so evident in WK’s public art must be viewed as coming from a position where creativity constitutes a kind of critique. WK’s romance with the city is not the abiding comfort of an old lover but the frisson of new flirtation constructed of a constantly rejuvenating sense of discovery.” – Carlo McCormick
- Andrew Schoultz
- Camille Rose Garcia
- Clare Rojas
- Cleon Peterson
- Dana Louise Kirkpatrick
- Deedee Cheriel
- Ernesto Yerena Montejano
- Estevan Oriol
- Evan Hecox
- Gary Panter
- How and Nosm
- James Cauty
- Jamie Reid
- Jen Stark
- Jim Houser
- Keith Haring
- Lee Quinones
- Mark Mothersbaugh
- Maya Hayuk
- Monica Canilao
- Neck Face
- Ravi Zupa
- Richard Colman
- Ryan McGinness
- Shepard Fairey
- Space Invader
- Stanley Donwood
- Thomas Campbell
- Tim Armstrong
- Winston Smith
- WK Interact
Day Time Exhibits
Join us in 2016 for an exhibition unlike any other curated by Shepard Fairey. Artwork will be available for purchase at the event.
Tickets to the exhibit will go on sale in Spring.
A Single-Day Pass gives you full access to explore over 40 world famous street and contemporary artists.
Feel free to walk in any time during daytime hours (10AM – 6PM).
Tickets will be $12* at the door.
Children 10 and under are allowed in free with a ticket-holding adult.
Full Cash Bar available.
Evening Aftershow tickets sold separately.
Art Alliance 2014 was proudly sponsored by Hennessy.
A portion of 2014 event proceeds were donated to Chicago Art Partnerships In Education (CAPE).
*plus applicable service charges
The 2014 Aftershows featured a live performance from Nas, Z-Trip, Deltron 3030 and DJ Shepard Fairey.
2016 Aftershow details coming soon. Join our E-List to be the first to know.
while you experience each unique installation and exhibit from The Provocateurs.
Artwork will be available for purchase at the event. Doors at 9PM, show at 10PM. Advance tickets may be purchased above, at a discounted rate of $20. Tickets will be $22 at the door. 18+
Full Cash Bar available. Capacity will be limited.
Art Alliance is proudly sponsored by Hennessy.
A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to Chicago Art Partnerships In Education (CAPE).
About Art Alliance 2014
One of the largest art shows ever assembled, the 2014 Art Alliance: The Provocateurs, featured trailblazers of the art world such as Shepard Fairey, Swoon, HAZE, Space Invader, Dzine, Mark Mothersbaugh, FAILE, Ryan McGinness, Winston Smith, RETNA, Stanley Donwood, Monica Canilao, Clare Rojas, Estevan Oriol, Evan Hecox, Gary Panter, Jen Stark, Camille Rose Garcia, Revok, Cleon Peterson, D*Face, WK Interact and many others. 2016 information coming soon.
The show was far more than a typical exhibition, combining world class art with experiential and interactive components such as: music, public art, panel discussions, charities, local community interests, and education.
In 2014, the Art Alliance: The Provocateurs exhibition took place during, and in partnership with, Lollapalooza, one of the largest music festivals in the world, which draws hundreds of thousands of culturally sophisticated and creatively curious visitors to Chicago each summer. The energy and vibrance of our selected visual artists parallels that of the musicians who rock the festival every year. Cross-pollinating with the Festival allowed the art show to reach beyond the all-too-often narrow audience for art.
The 2014 event was proudly sponsored by Hennessy.
Art Alliance: The Provocateurs was held at Block Thirty Seven, 109 N. Dearborn Street, in a beautiful 25,000 square foot loft-like space encompassing an entire city block in the heart of the Loop.
A portion of the event proceeds were donated to Chicago Art Partnerships In Education (CAPE), an organization which inspires students to be passionate about their education by weaving visual and performing arts into their classroom lessons. They bring academic subjects to life through art, and partner teaching artists with Chicago Public School teachers to develop original, creative lesson plans.
Are you interested in partnering with or sponsoring the 2015 event? Please contact Courtney Graber Trucksess for more info.
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