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Photographer Søren Solkær launches SURFACE: A Worldwide Exhibition and Portraint Anthology on Street Artists

Danish photographer, Søren Solkær, creates ‘SURFACE’, a portrait anthology focusing on some of the most significant street artists on the contemporary scene, as well as pioneering street artists. Solkær’s ‘SURFACE’ already has six exhibitions announced for 2015, and the internationally renowned photographer will release a 240-page hardcover book featuring portraits of 135 artists.

Solkær has spent the last three years portraying artists all over the world. “I felt that this was the perfect time to portray the people behind one of the most powerful and prevalent art movements of our time. This took me on an incredible journey to roof tops, back alleys, train stations, studios and walls across the world”, said Solkær.

SURFACE Søren Solkær book exhibition Photographer Søren Solkær launches SURFACE A Worldwide Exhibition and Portraint Anthology on Street Artists    WK Interact WAONE vhils v1 gallery Søren Solkær Swoon surface subliminal projects street art Space Invader sofles Shepard Fairey Saber Ron English risk RAE portrait anthology pixote phibs Olek oksnehallen nychos nkn gallery niels shoe meulman Miss Van ludo jordan seiler hyuro Gingko Press dmote Dan Witz burrard arts foundation Blek le Rat axel void aryz art equity allouche gallery

This expansive collection includes Shepard Fairey, Blek Le Rat, Seen, Ron English, Swoon, Faile, Space Invader and Vhils amongst many others It will be published by Gingko Press and distributed worldwide. The book launches in Australia: February 23, 2015, Europe: March 15, 2015, and USA: April 25, 2015.

FAILE in New York City

FAILE New York 2013 Photographer Søren Solkær launches SURFACE A Worldwide Exhibition and Portraint Anthology on Street Artists    WK Interact WAONE vhils v1 gallery Søren Solkær Swoon surface subliminal projects street art Space Invader sofles Shepard Fairey Saber Ron English risk RAE portrait anthology pixote phibs Olek oksnehallen nychos nkn gallery niels shoe meulman Miss Van ludo jordan seiler hyuro Gingko Press dmote Dan Witz burrard arts foundation Blek le Rat axel void aryz art equity allouche gallery

PIXOTE in Miami  PIXOTE Miami 2013 Photographer Søren Solkær launches SURFACE A Worldwide Exhibition and Portraint Anthology on Street Artists    WK Interact WAONE vhils v1 gallery Søren Solkær Swoon surface subliminal projects street art Space Invader sofles Shepard Fairey Saber Ron English risk RAE portrait anthology pixote phibs Olek oksnehallen nychos nkn gallery niels shoe meulman Miss Van ludo jordan seiler hyuro Gingko Press dmote Dan Witz burrard arts foundation Blek le Rat axel void aryz art equity allouche gallery

Niels Shoe Meulman in Norway NIELS SHOE MEULMAN Stavanger 2012 Photographer Søren Solkær launches SURFACE A Worldwide Exhibition and Portraint Anthology on Street Artists    WK Interact WAONE vhils v1 gallery Søren Solkær Swoon surface subliminal projects street art Space Invader sofles Shepard Fairey Saber Ron English risk RAE portrait anthology pixote phibs Olek oksnehallen nychos nkn gallery niels shoe meulman Miss Van ludo jordan seiler hyuro Gingko Press dmote Dan Witz burrard arts foundation Blek le Rat axel void aryz art equity allouche gallery

Six exhibitions announced for 2015:

February 23 – March 5: Art Equity, Sydney, Australia

March 10 – March 21: NKN Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

April 25 – May 23: Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, USA

April 27 – May 12th (Opening party on May 2nd): Allouche Gallery, New York, USA

June 12 – end of July: Øksnehallen (in collaboration with V1 Gallery), Copenhagen, Denmark

August 2015: The Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, Canada

To see more portraits, behind-the-scenes shots and photos from the world tour, follow SURFACE on Instagram @surfaceproject and Facebook.