One of the most important street artists to emerge from the Berlin scene, Evol layers multiple intricate and elaborate stencils to transform mundane objects in the urban landscape -- typically electrical boxes and concrete slabs -- into highly detailed and rendered perfect architectural illusions. Following his recent masterwork, "Caspar-David-Friedrich-Stadt," a whole world he conjured within a hole in an abandoned Dresden slaughterhouse, Evol comes to Jonathan LeVine Gallery in Chelsea this month with "Repeat Offender," his first solo exhibition in the United States. Including photographic documentation of his slaughterhouse installation and stencil works on cardboard that extend his trompe l'oeil architectural portraits to a more market-friendly medium, it should offer audiences here a vital early glimpse of this true maestro of the urban aesthetic.
Photo above: "First Aid," 2010.
Curated by Carlo McCormick