The twenty-six black-and-white photographs in this collection, by the internationally acclaimed photographer, Abraham Menashe, explore the textures, markings, and interplay of graphic elements found on city streets.
These elements include manhole covers, cracks, oil spills, Department of Highway paint, tire marks, footprints, tar, snow, and salt deposits. Randomly combined, they form a unique aesthetic.
Visual patterns, like good poems, are likened to hieroglyphics, that if decoded, could provide insight into life’s mysteries. Does what appear on street surfaces as haphazard actually mirror (and a road map to) our collective unconscious?
The stunning street art graphics are offered for their remarkable compositions, rivaling the best abstract art adorning the worlds’ finest museums.