#KingsofHipHop – Borbay

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I first became acquainted with Jason Borbay’s work when he was painting live at the “We Love Japan” fundraiser curated by The Influence Series, I even snapped a pic-> nwc365 blog. The artwork that Borbay created during the event was auctioned off and the proceeds were given to the american red cross to help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan.

At Publicis Modem to a capacity crowd I was fascinated with the many layers of the #KingsOfHipHop pieces on display, be it words or images.  It was like a rap song but instead of listening for quick wit, analogy and metaphors I was looking for them. I found myself discussing the art with total strangers, one of which is the young lady pictured blowing a kiss to Kanye’s likeness. I asked Borbay what was the concept for this series – “As a collage artist, the concept of standing amidst, alongside, in front and behind your words is captivating; who better to explore than rap artists?” Looking at his website he showcases his work, gives you a glimpse into his process and thoughts.  I snapped a few quick photos of some of the pieces and the artist himself. The #KingsOfHipHop series included Snoop Dog, Dr. Dre, Diddy, Eminem, Kanye, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne, some of which are still up for sale. To find out more about this artist check his website Borbay.com

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