Recently we were approached by Ommu Distribution (a bookstore and publishing house located in Athens, Greece) to work on a project together. As conversation progressed we decided doing a skateboard together gave us the most flexibility, OMMU took over as curators and began to search for an artist that connected with the project. When they came back to us with painter and long time Brooklyn resident Bill Saylor, we couldn't have been more pleased. Bill has been showing his work in NYC since the early 90s, he exhibits around the globe and is no stranger to collaboration. In 2011 he created a book with Harmony Korine called Ho Bags, published by the Journal Gallery, Ho Bags is filled with rich layered drawings that each artist worked into.
The board Bill created for us is inspired by a skateboard he owned when he was younger. Thinking back to the colors and loose form, Bill injects some recurring imagery and unmistakable energy. We are more than psyched to have worked with both Ommu and Bill Saylor on this project. Major thank you to all who were involved.
Bill was kind enough to let us shoot a little video in his studio to promote his board, enjoy.
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