THE PATTERN WALK : a virtual installation
You have arrived at Scot Borofsky's contemporary "Virtual Installation" of his historical spray-paint "Pattern Walk", created during the height of New York's East Village art movement, between 1982 and 1985.
Scot Borofsky, one of the early great street artists, grew out of a populist-modernist search for a "universal" visual language at the time of the onset of the urban grafitti movement.
Unlike other "street artists", he made the majority of his large scale works together as one outdoor installation centered on Avenue C between East 4th St. and East 6th St. This was a conceptual "earth-work" which encompassed an entire city block, and an obvious metaphor for the imperminance of civilizations.
The Pattern Walk Installation is recreated here using photographs and films from the era.
Enter this time machine, and go from the artist's studio on East 6th, near Ave.C, out into the"war zone", the East Village of the early eighties.
Move from painting to painting, (without fear of being mugged), using the guides provided. There are also film segments included, as part of the tour.
Click on prompts as they present themselves to experience Borofsky's presence in the East Village circa 1985.
Enter the Virtual Installation or go to other related web sites by clicking above-left.
This historical outdoor virtual installation is another first for an artist who helped to define the cutting edge of the East Village Art Movement during decade of the 1980s. Scot Borofsky was one of the historical "fathers" of conceptual street art as we know it today.
During the second half of the eighties, Borofsky worked with spray paint as a serious painting medium exploiting the nature of spray in paintings recalling the visual effects of Mark Rothko and sources as culturally exotic as japanese Ukiyo-e wood block print. To view his Spray-Paint archive, click on the link to scotsart.net at right.
Click Here to go directly to individual paintings via MAPS
Credit for STUDIO PHOTOS to Photographer Doug Mason