In the short film accompanying this exhibition, director Noah Banks follows the artist around his home town of Detroit visiting some of the areas majorly hit by the global recession. The backdrop for the film is a far cry from when Detroit was at it's financial peak and was a figurehead of the US automobile industry. Run down buildings, including stores and a police station, are visited and signs from the wreckage were acquired to be used as the chosen media for the artist's work.
This is Revok's second solo show exhibiting pieces which weren't dubbed street art and his choice of media appears to be a running theme, his first show “Perseverance,” also used reclaimed elements of this once thriving city. I've always been a fan of his grafiti writing and I'm enjoying seeing what he is producing as an artist of a broader spectrum.
Triumph & Tragedy runs at The Vicious Gallery from the 3rd of December in Hamburg.