Rostarr Scarf, for The Standard
We asked some of our friends to come up with some graphics/illustrations for this Spring release. The plan is to keep you cozy as well as looking good, so we figured why not wrap you in the most beautiful, lightweight, cashmere/silk scarf we could find and have Thomas Campbell, José Parlá, and Rostarr create unique art to cover it in it’s entirety. The crew we put together are all known for their graphic language and sometimes ‘pattern-like’ feel that is often associated with their artwork. Basically, the art that was produced by all three artists may look like repeated graphics from afar, but are really more like murals that can not only be worn on the body but can also be hung on your wall.
50% silk, 50% cashmere. 24.5 × 70 Hand-rolled edges. Edition of 100
ROSTARR aka Romon Kimin Yang is a multi-disciplinary artist, painter, calligrapher and filmmaker living and working in Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of The School of Visual Arts where he studied experimental graphic design and printmaking, Early in his career he has managed to produce work in both the art and graphic design spheres, blurring the lines between the two. For the past 15 years he is more widely known for his colorful abstract polymorphic paintings, totemic iconographic characters and mostly black & white calligraphic drawings. Always creating in a spontaneous manner, he is continually striving to find freedom within style, medium and form, and building upon the iconographic visual language he terms “Graphysics”, a word that exemplifies the geometric dynamism characteristic in his work. Since 1999 Rostarr has also been a core influential member of the group Barnstormers, a collective of approximately 40 artists.
In 2000, he was named one of I.D. magazine’s “I.D. 40 under 30”, and recognized as an honoree at the 2004 A.I.C.P show held at the MOMA for his contribution to a celebrated Nike campaign. In February 2010, his 45 minute motion painting film titled “Kill The Ego” will be shown at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. His artwork has been reviewed in Artforum, Modern Painters, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and Libération among other publications, and he has had solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Paris, Milan, New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Puerto Rico, and has participated in group shows on both a national and international level, also extensively as part of the esteemed “Beautiful Losers” show which has toured museums and contemporary art centers worldwide.