Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Seattle street painter Solace is a distinctly Northwest kind of animal. While his work is clearly based on street culture and graffiti forms, he rarely uses letters, focusing instead on the strange creatures and characters that creep from his imagination. Like fellow Seattle-ite Parskid, Solace's ogres and trolls occupy a space both dangerously urban and peacefully uninhabited. You can find Solace's monsters on walls all over this city, and by digging a little deeper you can see his custom vinyl toys, stuffed animals, and detailed works on canvas.

A beautiful show of new small paintings by Solace, called "Survival of the Fittest," is up at the Whiskey Bar in downtown Seattle until March 4th.

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