Morgan Connellee: AKB

AKB (Anti-vertisement Klein Blue) is a project inspired by the blue paper pasted by metro workers to cover up advertisements in the Paris Metro. The blue color of the paper is almost identical to the pigment used by French artist Yves Klein (1928-1968) in his Blue Epoch exhibition, where he painted canvases a monochromatic blue. In order to see Yves Klein’s paintings, one must go to a modern art gallery or museum. By signing the corner of these blue blank advertisements with the signature of Yves Klein, AKB plays with the notion of abstract art and the revival of the Blue Epoch exhibition in the public space. The signature was created using a printed vinyl-cut sticker.

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Morgan Connellee, AKB 1, 2015, République metro station, Paris,vinyl-cut sticker on metro advertisement, sticker size 29 x 7 cm.

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IMG_4810Morgan Connellee, AKB 2 Triptych, 2015, Daumesnil metro station, Paris, vinyl-cut stickers on metro advertisement, sticker size 29 x 7 cm.

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Morgan Connellee, AKB 3 Diptych, 2015, Opéra metro station, Paris, vinyl-cut stickers on metro advertisement, sticker size 29 x 7 cm.

 

Birthdate: February 14, 1994 Birthplace: Fairfax County, Virginia, USA Studying: Communication Design Skills: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere I hope to learn how typography and illustration design can exist in an urban environment outside of advertising, and how public art can add poetry into people’s every day lives. My Urban Hacker Ethics 1. Access to open space that allows you to interact with the world in a new way should be unlimited and free. 2. All open space is an opportunity for urban hacking. 3. Urban hackers should be judged by their potential. 4. You can create art, beauty, poetry, and disruption in any environment. 5. Disrupting and environment should change your life for the better.