Banks Violette. Born in 1973. Lives in New York City. His followers include Mayor Bloomberg, who hit the scene at the opening at the Gladstone Gallery. Blokes in general seem to like him, since he plays with abstract shapes.
Take a closer look though, especially at the video below, since Banks retains the last laugh. The lines mimic the couple moving toward the wall. How’s that for sexual body language?
Bank’s work has been termed “self-consciously constructed and theatrical.” Well, yeah, especially if people play with their shadows on the walls. In any case, it takes us right back to childhood games.
Banks Violette — only up until this Saturday! — at Barbara Gladstone Gallery, 530 West 21st Street, Chelsea, NYC.