KEO "Untitled" Trains of Thought
KEO – "Untitled” Trains of Thought. 2008. Acrylic/paint markers and ink over Giclee train on art paper. Size approx 36″ × 9″.SCOTCH 79 a.k.a. KEO TC-5 is a bona-fide Brooklyn legend in the realm of NYC graffiti and hip hop.SCOTCH 79 came of age in the Brooklyn of the 1970’s and learned his craft in the tunnels and yards of the MTA’s subway system.
With an “old school” aesthetic he continues to ingrain his charismatic signature into the tapestry of urban art & pop culture. While also redefining classic graffiti styles into fresh new work through his fine art and design outlets
Graffiti on trains has always been a controversial medium, and this has certainly been one of the reasons that has made the form controversial and has brought such popularity to the movement.Although there have been many arguments about graffiti on trains, the train has been the medium of choice for the ‘Graffiti Writer’. It is something that has been a vital part of the New York transit history,
that often is spoke about by many of those who have had the experience to witness the works displayed on the subway system of New York.
"Trains of Thought" has re- captured the true attitude of graffiti once again, by placing original art form on trains!
An archival pigment print of a railcar placed on acid free museum quality paper was distributed out to numerous artists. Each artist then creates an original artistic rendition of whatever it is their ‘thoughts’ would take them.
These ‘train cars’ are beautifully adorned with mixed mediums and have been creatively hand embellished by the most talented New York Graffiti masters of yesterday and today.