Get on Board with Skateboard Art at Cities

Urban creativity rolls into Dubai design store
ByLauren SteadmanSunday , 05 April 2015
Get on Board with Skateboard Art at Cities

Since their street cred soared in the early Eighties, skateboards have been noted for the vibrant artwork on their undersides. Now Greek-American designer Fotis Gerakis has curated a show with the aim of taking this inner-city creativity off the sidewalks and onto gallery walls. An award-winning art director, Gerakis asks viewers to reconsider their preconceptions of street art by using contradictory symbols – in his triptych Divas, a trio of iconic beauties are rendered as fine-art drawings on surfaces where one would least expect to find them.

INFO: 10am-12midnight, Sun 19-Wed 29 Apr, Cities, Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Rd, Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 343 4301, www.citiesdubai.com

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