exhibition 001: a recap

one magical night in nyc

on thursday, we hosted exhibition 001, our latest pop-up gallery event in partnership with our friends at gotham. we’re keeping the celebration rolling – each piece of art from the event is now available on primitives. prices start at $10 for limited edition digital works. each would make the perfect centerpiece of a growing collection.

we’ve highlighted the four artists from the the show below. their work has been selected by sxsw, published in hypebae, featured in collaborations with jeffrey campbell, and more. they’re quickly rising in the art world – read on to learn more about their practices and collect their work.

murph phi is a director, art teacher, multidisciplinary artist based in new york city. he maintains his artistic focus on identity and representation fusing diasporic responses and interpretations to social anxieties. widely known for being the “outspoken artist", murph gained popularity in nyc during the pandemic by building a vast archive of candid stills in chelsea and soho art spaces through exhibition photography paired chilling images of an empty new york as the world sat in suspense.

siena saba is a freelance photographer and director living and working in nyc. she graduated from the fashion institute of technology in 2020 with a bfa in photography and related media. her work explores documentary style with focuses on music and youth culture. she draws a great deal of inspiration from nyc and the people she finds herself surrounded by. siena is particularly interested in the creative process of artists, which becomes evident in the way she approaches her subjects, always aiming to capture the most honest parts of people.

luca goly (Lv<^) is a self-taught painter, illustrator, and digital artist. the native new yorker aims to embed and speak to elements of his life’s experience by utilizing vivid imagery, colors, and brushstrokes throughout his work. lv<^’s style is largely influenced by pablo picasso and jean-michel basquiat as he describes his art as merging cubism, surrealism, and expressionism.

skulptor (ana roman) tackles permissionless bodies in generative art, sound design, machine learning and visual synthesis. they use various data sets and midi/synth sequencing systems that ask 'how many iterations of the self are trained without our permission?' skulptor mimics this bias through multi-style facial gan transfers that are a-gender (non-gendered). skulptor's 'gan' family dispersed in early 2021 and quickly gained recognition amongst the electronic dance community in nyc with their 'into the jaws of bliss' e.p. in 2023 skulptor's work earned them features in water and music as well as refraction festival, nft biennale, hypebae, cyber magazine, and sxsw 2023.

missed this exhibit? don’t worry – we’re running it back again at gotham on november 16th for exhibition 002, featuring five new artists. want in?

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