Homage to Duncan McClellan by Akut and Center One
By Akut and Center One
For their wall, artists Akut - a Berlin- and St. Pete-based artist also known as Damir Tabakovic - and Center One (aka, Chris James) created a dark landscape beset by roiling storm clouds and lightning as a backdrop for their inventive freestyling. The final image reflects the personalities involved, Akut says. A glass tree and paintings Duncan McClellan's glowing glass vessels appear in the landscape along with a horned green demon modeled on Painter's sculptures, homages to the artists' studios across the street. Atop the landscape, Akut's pyramidal mass of red-orange arrows and blue diamonds (shapes based on the letters of his name) threatens to zoom out of the wall and fly down the block, while Center's red grid conjures an expanse of subterranean architecture.