Road Map (USA)
Reel Duration: 4’15”
During the 1980’s the New York streets and subways became the instant studios of hundred of artists, from spray can graffiti painters to site-specific conceptual sculptors. Celebrated Artists such as Keith Haring and Jean Michel Basquiat gave rise to a new wave of NY artists in the 80’s.
Road Map examines the works of the painter Brian Gormley, from his early influences in street art, graffiti, cave paintings and doodles to “more focused” studio works pioneering the use of color technology, juxtaposing samples of silkscreen abstraction and thereby, developing new symbols and visual vocabularies.
The film was shot in 2011 in Pennsylvania where Brian now resides and in Ireland where he takes very frequent residencies.