These artworks are massive and vital, like the huge waves this artist was known for pioneering during his fifty-year plus career as a surfer. These pieces are made from the wave-munched fragments of broken boards actually used when surfing giant waves. The thunderous force of the ocean is apparent in these jagged and mishapen “wrecktangles”, but perhaps the most eye-catching component is the various decals, traction pads, fins or logos that show both the personalization of each board and the sponsorship and awards circuits of pro surfing.
Yes, these pieces (like Pipeline Wrecktangle XIV, 2011 above) are broken surfboards fastened together, and apparently they are very collectable. The Wrecktangles show opening party is Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 6 to 9 PM. The show runs through February 28, 2013. The Hole is located at 312 Bowery in New York City.
[Link: The Hole]