Brooklyn based artist duo FAILE create work that is constructed from found visual imagery. Featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 18, their murals, installations and fine art blur the lines between high and low culture, but recent exhibitions demonstrate an critical eye on consumerism, and the incorporation of religious media and architecture. At last week’s Art on Paper Fair in Miami, covered here, FAILE debuted a new body of work at the Allouche Gallery booth, in which the duo draws on their roots of experimenting with printmaking.
First featured in HF Vol. 18, FAILE is a collaboration between Brooklyn-based artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. Known for their critique on modern consumer culture and over indulgence, the two man art collective covers the walls of the Brooklyn Museum this week with their eye-catching, graphic style for their latest exhibition “Savage/Sacred Young Minds.” The exhibition sees the addition of new paintings and sculptures that display the artists’ growth, and also brings back some of their most well-known previous work including their two installations, “Temple” and “The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade”.
While Brooklyn-based duo FAILE (featured in HF Vol. 18) first garnered attention for their street art, they have made a name for themselves with their mixed-media works and immersive installations. Their collage-like imagery borrows from vintage storybook illustrations and punk rock poster art alike and they seem to enjoy pouring on the sensory overload. The duo currently has a show at Allouche Gallery in New York, “FAILE: Works on Wood: Process, Paintings and Sculpture.”
Brooklyn-based street art duo FAILE (featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 18) is now putting the finishing touches on their upcoming European exhibition. “Fuel, Fantasy, Freedom”, which opens July 2nd at Galerie Hilger NEXT in Vienna, brings FAILE’s intensely colored work to Europe since their 2013 mural hosted by Hilger. Over the years, FAILE has experimented with pop culture inspired work that push the limits of urban art from their murals and outdoor installations to indoor spaces. Painting has remained at the heart of it all. Here, they’ve taken inspiration from the simplicity of children’s drawings to represent childhood memories and nostalgia for American 1970s design. See more after the jump!