DENIAL creates a game day print for the Habs
Denial is a Canadian street artist, graffiti artist, illustrator, designer… He starts with researching and pulling from source material that’s you know, either inspired from comic books or packaging, vintage, kind of commercial imagery… and then gives them a twist something that’s a little bit off-kilter, humorous or political… This is somebody to watch. This is an artist that I think is gonna go really far. My name is Adam Vieira and I’m the creative director for Station 16 Gallery. From the start, it was really important to me that each of these prints be very different. In any hockey team it’s really important to have different characters and different personalities. It was really important to us that we do the same thing in the selection of artists with this program. For us, Denial was this really loud personality who makes something a little bit more than what it seems. If you just break it down, it’s a boy, he’s playing with this really, kind of nostalgic toy that’s like a hockey table. And the player that he’s playing is a Detroit player and he’s wearing a Canadiens jersey and it’s kind of playing with nostalgia and an innocence but putting the control in the Canadiens. In this case we did a multi-colored silk screen print. It has halftones in it, and that effect gives the piece kind of an older look. It’s a moment in time. It’s something that’s super limited and collectible and it’s really special because it brings together some of the most talented Canadian artists with such an iconic team. Together making this a really special event that you shouldn’t miss out on.