Rammellzee: The Equation

Mrz 7, 2012

New York City

The Suzanne Geiss Company presents Rammellzee: The Equation. Rammellzee  (1960 – 2010) was a visual artist, graffiti writer, performance artist, hip hop musician, art theoretician, and sculptor from New York City  who is well-known for his theories that describe the battle between letters and their symbolic warfare against any standardizations enforced by the rules of the alphabet.

The manifestoes Iconoclast Panzerism and Gothic Futurism explore graffiti’s ability to liberate the transcendental powers of the alphabet that had been corrupted by Western culture.

A manifestation of the artist’s theories, his “Letter Racers” were created over more than 15 years in his loft, The Battle Station. Suspended in the interstice between the metaphysical and the material, the 52 “Letter Racers” displayed in this show are poised to activate and attack. Constructed from urban detritus – Canal Street perfume caps, spray can triggers, and king’s crown air fresheners – they are objects of human experience refracted and reconfigured to create a revised language of urban existence.

The Suzanne Geiss Company

March 8th – April 21st, 2012
76 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013