The idea for the work featured in Indigo came from Apexer’s personal obsession with jeans, and his desire to experiment with denim as a fine art surface. After some trial and error, he developed a method for stretching denim over wood panel, in place of ordinary canvas, and completely fell in love with the look and feel of it. The aesthetics of the exhibition has roots deep in the graffiti movement, making reference to the self-painted denim jackets most inner city tag artists used to wear in the 1980’s. He collaborated with his friend Kiya at Self Edge in the Mission to acquire a massive amount of Japanese Selvedge denim, in a variety of tones. His objective for the show was to use denim and his own unique style of graffiti as a way to bring the historic roots of this street-based phenomenon into 2011. For inquires on canvases please email.