FRIENDSWITHYOU are two illustrators that are taking NYC by storm. They recently opened an interactive temporary installation piece titled 'rainbow city' as well as a show at the HOLE gallery. FriendsWithYou’s NYC adventure is in full effect! They love New York and hope to keep spreading magic and smiles across the entire city.
The creative duo was lucky enough to show their work in two new spaces. 'Rainbow City', presented by AOL, celebrated section 2 of New York's legendary High Line Park, cheering up over 1,000 visitors on a daily basis! Everyone was in love with this colorful event, as its been getting newsworthy attention from The New York Times, W Magazine, The Village Voice, PAPER Magazine, The Feast, The New York Observer, and so many more!
They were also chosen as the first exhibition to open in the Hole's brand new location on Bowery space. The Hole gallery is run by Kathy Grayson, former director at the legendary Deitch Projects. FWY was honored to be the first show exhibited at their new space. GoSee presents the pictures of the exhibition and guests who attended. You can still go see the FWY show until August 6th. Everyone wants to be friends with friends with you!
FriendsWithYou is Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III who formed their collective in 2002 on a mission to spread the idea of Magic, Luck and Friendship around the world. Forging their own brand of pop-ped and cartooning visual language a la Murakami, Arturo Herrera, Yayoi Kusama, etc, FWY take a spiritual and serene approach to form and figure.
Their reductive and simplified use of geometric abstraction always contains a special injection of amusement: for example, some art historical winks are literally winking at you. Taking Bourriaud’s Relational Aesthetics to heart and hand, these artists make art that activates the social interaction of people as exploded and refracted by the internet and elaborate new modes of interpersonal.