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Mon, Oct 29 - Mon, Nov 5
RUN #00272
Nekst - Rolling
Nekst
Rolling
TBD:   35
14 x 20 Inches Archival Pigment Print on 330gsm Fine Art Paper
This Run is Sold Out

The framing option for this RUN includes a 1" Black Frame with UV glass, archival foamcore backing and ready to hang hardware.


"The piece was created in June of 2012. It's in Detroit off the freeway painted for everyone coming from the west and all the arrivals to the airport. Revok and I thought and kicked some ideas back and forth about what I made that was marketable. I decided that since my work is about scale and visibility a photograph of my work could hopefully illustrate the environment, size, and narrative better than any illustration I would do." - Nekst

This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Nekst and 1xRUN


Read on below for the Full 1xRUN Thru Interview with Nekst as he gives us the story behind this piece and much much more...

Discuss This Run

Nekst Makes His 1xRUN Debut With Rolling

1xRUN Thru Interview
Rolling by Nekst

1xRUN: Tell us a bit about the original piece, when was it done and with what materials? Is it still for sale?
Nekst: The actual painting was done in June of 2012. It’s in Detroit off the I-94 freeway. I picked that location for everyone coming from the west and all the arrivals from the airport. My work has always been about scale and visibility.  It is difficult to have those ideas represented in a way that is marketable. I decided a photograph of my work in progress could give the environment, scale, and narrative better than any illustration, or painting alone. The painting was done with black and silver Rustoleum Exterior Oil based paint.  Everything has its price. You’ll have to talk to the building owner.

1xRun: How long did this piece take? What is unique about this piece?     
Nekst: 4 hours give or take. I really like the silver making it all the way down the wall in some places.  It was not a safe place to work. Gunshots pretty regular…prostitutes SUPER regular…The freeway is right there and there is not a lot of places to go if the police hit that corner. (pictured below)

1xRun: Why should people buy this piece/print?    
Nekst:  This gives a little view into my world and is a way for people to support work that is not for sale but needs to continue.

1xRun: Describe the piece/print in one gut reaction word.     
Nekst:   Proper

Rolling by Nekst

1xRun: When did you first start making art? What was your first piece?      
Nekst:  I’ve always made art since I could hold a crayon. I started writing graffiti in December of 1996.    I painted a one story tall hip-hop version of the Animaniacs.

1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?    
Nekst: Vizie, Damet, Jade Worms and Revok.

1xRun: What artists inspire you now?
Nekst:  Revok, Adek, Wyse, Vizie…and my families… DTS, D30 and MSK.

Vizie Art Basel

1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why?    
Nekst:   I paint with the best already.

1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?    
Nekst:  Dash Snow, because I miss him.

Poloroids by Dash Snow

1xRun: What was the first piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it?    
Nekst:   Ive never bought art. I am blessed to have gifted friends who have given their work to me. Framing is surprisingly expensive even still.

1xRun: Where else can people find you? 

Nekst:  search “Nekst” on Flickr its pretty amazing how much is out there…

-1xRUN

About the Artist

Location: Anytown, USA

"At this point I just tell people I'm from America. I've lived in and painted in every region in this country. I've been writing graffiti for 18 years and have always been significant to every city I've lived in. I try to make sure that what I make is as large as possible and always legible. I feel like you aren't succeeding if you arent making civilians want to start painting. " - Nekst

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