When i was reintroduced to Jeffrey Deitch in the middle of a semi vacant lot behind Nathans, the man of few words nodded over and said "You have the best wall" ... This was before anyone even started painting, including me.
Originally I was just gonna just paint a giant boombox and be out.
But after hearing the rock star lineup of artists, I knew we had to (as they say in the biz) "Go Big or Go Home" in order to make Jeffrey's prediction come true. — Ad Deville
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 it's 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 to be a New york Classic.