I love the tales of Coney Island's past, but it's always heartbreaking to hear about the demise of those glorious amusement structures, especially when it’s your own giant 3D boombox from only 2 years ago. So when asked to participate again this year at Coney Art Walls I was ecstatic to hear that it was not just another wall, but the biggest, baddest, most bulletproof structure on the lot, allowing me to create another local legend.
For those of you who don’t know, Skewville was an actual place. It was first inhabited by Ad & his twin brother, Droo, circa 1996. “Skewville” was originally coined for the building’s warped structure as well as their crooked sense. In some circles, the term “Skewville” now stands for a specific urbanized style and/or a mythical collective that transcended the original structure.
Skewville has been playing this street art game since its beginning and has earned and reciprocated the respect of old and new street artist from around the world. After two decades, they still continue to build their “street cred”, but have also crossed over to the gallery scene implementing the same urban-feel indoors. While always evolving their Ideology, the Skewville style will continue to be a New York Classic.