STREET ARTIST TURNS VACANT WAREHOUSE INTO WORK OF ART
In late September, up-and-coming street artist ELLE, left her Brooklyn digs for The Whitechapel Projects in Long Branch, New Jersey. She began on her largest mural to-date and the first art installation at The Whitechapel Projects in the glow of moonlight. With Liquitex in one hand and a remote to a lift in the other, ELLE embarked on a multi-day mural that transformed our pre-World I building into a mesmerizing display of street art.
ELLE has earned a reputation for blurring the lines between graffiti and street art, incorporating a lexicon of wheatpastes, tags, stickers, rollers, fire extinguishers, spray-painted pieces, murals, sculptures and fine art drawings and paintings.
ELLE’s vibrant and thought provoking street art now adorns the semi-permanent north side of the main building. This mural marks the first of several art installations that will be curated during the renovation process at The Whitechapel Projects. The mural will remain intact during the deconstruction process of the upper two levels of the building, officially marking the renovation of The Whitechapel Projects.
This first mural project was made possible by owner and developer Preston Casertano, with video and photography by M studio and ELLE, and materials sponsored by Liquitex. In addition to Long Branch, ELLE’s work can be found on streets in cities across the world, including Berlin, Paris, LA, Chicago, Miami, SF, and New Delhi. To learn more about Elle, visit http://cargocollective.com/ELLEelle