Seek One Collaboration-"A Rose is a Rose is a Rose"
A limited edition collaboration with Seek One, "a rose is a rose is a rose", is handmade in Afghanistan. This limited edition series will release 5 pieces, as an authenticated piece in the portfolio of work of Seek One. This piece handcrafted by women artisans in Afghanistan was over 500 hours of weaving by hand. The rug is assembled by a team of Artisans whose craft has been passed down from generation for hundreds of years. It is said, each rug in Afghanistan has a soul.
About the Artist:
Seek One, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, began writing graffiti at the age of 15 under the name Seek One. After being raised in the graffiti and the skateboard scene, with years of experimenting in different mediums, along with a business and fine art degree, Seek One was born. He rediscovered his love for street art in 2015 when he began to transition to fine art. His work represents a combination of photography and graffiti expressed in a mixed media style deriving influence from pop culture and street styles. The significance behind each piece presents a unique form of authenticity that speaks to all ages and backgrounds. His day to day work focuses on power of popular culture while also focusing on the process of producing innovative fine art.
Artist Statement: As a contemporary artist, I aim to develop one of one pieces of fine art that bring iconic figures, vintage media and street style into one. My work stems from my background as a graffiti street artist and photographer while also depicting nostalgic influences from my childhood and world travels. Mixed with my obsession with popular culture and its influence on society; this drives me to channel that influence and incorporate it to my work. Blurring the lines between urban culture and fine art has established my unique style of art bringing iconic images and street style together. My goal is to develop timeless pieces of fine art that people of all ages can connect with.