Sheryo x The Yok “Nasty Goreng”

Krause Gallery

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KRAUSE GALLERY presents the second solo show “Nasty Goreng” at Krause Gallery for Sheryo x The Yok. Fresh from a self imposed residency in the jungles of Java where they spent months in a village learning the ancient technique of Batik. Both artists are on an ascending path. Sheryo x The Yok not only create traditional aerosol paintings on walls all over the world, but they have a creative approach with their character based art work as well. Whether its going to the traditional porcelain factories in Vietnam or Indonesia to create Batiks, Sheryo x The Yok are truly one of a kind.

The Yok grew up in Perth, where he completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Curtin University, and helped pioneer the Perth street art movement before moving to Africa and South East Asia to explore ideas and new cultures. In addition to being accomplished with the spray paint medium, he also delivers a sophisticated illustrative style to his canvas work. The Yok has exhibited at venues ranging
from artist run spaces to The National Gallery of Australia.

Sheryo hails from Singapore and started painting in the streets in 2005. During her formative years, she developed a distinctive style and subsequently emerged as one of Singapore’s top street artists. In 2008 she started her travels and moved to Cambodia in 2011. Working from a home studio in the red light district of Phnom Penh, she delved deeper into her twisted world of exquisite lines and quirky
mythology. In 2012 she moved to Brooklyn NY to join The Yok, who had been living and working there since 2011.

Since then, the duo have been painting their way up the burgeoning New York street art scene;Complex magazine listed them in the “Top 10 street artists to watch in 2013” and CBS NY listed Sheryo in the “6 women street artists you should know”. Their unique styles complement each other perfectly, and their collaborative works are so harmonious that they almost appear the work of an individual.

The Yok and Sheryo have travelled extensively, following the sun and surf, and creating new walls in Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Indonesia, Dubai, Miami, Atlanta, Belgium, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and Mexico. The duo experiment with ancient artisan techniques from lost eras and remix them with their bold styles; a mash-up of tattoo designs, comic illustrations, skate and surf motifs, creating a beautiful cacophony of old and contemporary. One of the ancient techniques they learned whilst recently in Indonesia was the traditional handicraft of batik, which is a method of patterning fabric using a wax-resist dyeing technique.

The Yok and Sheryo noted that: “Just as the Indonesian people used batik to tell stories of their everyday lives, myths and folklores, we too will be doing the same thing. We will be using this ancient technique as a vehicle to tell our story of our lives in Brooklyn and our misadventures to South East Asia. Taking our distinctive style and lending it to the Batik process will give us a beautiful old meets new juxtaposition. A beautiful interplay of east and west, and an almost taboo mixing of styles. Working in the very artisan studios that have been creating these intricate Batiks for years, we will bring our personal stories, beliefs and invented folklore to life, creating a unique and bold body of work that could only be imagined by us.”Their signature ‘reversed out style’ that graces walls all over the world, is perfect for reinterpreting Indonesian batik, and their dark



from August 01, 2014 to August 31, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-08-01 from 19:00 to 21:00


Sheryo, The Yok

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