Gats- Graffiti Against The System

11 artworks


  • Upper Face Flip Letterpress Print by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Gats- Graffiti Against The System Upper Face Flip Letterpress Print by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Upper Face Flip Limited Edition 2-Color Hand Letterpress Print on 250gsm Lenox Art Paper by Gats- Graffiti Against The System pop art graffiti famous artist art. "This piece is part of a series of fourteen 11”x 17” illustrations that all share a similar boarder of text. I then used the same boarded in a 18”x24” illustration and a 60’ x 15’ mural. I’m planning on showing all the originals together at a gallery, but I want to release the prints first. I like using text as cross hatching in my pieces so that from a distance it appears as shading and bolder shapes, but when you look at it close you can decipher more elaborate symbolism. " - Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    $240.00

  • Infinite Eye Letterpress Print by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Gats- Graffiti Against The System Infinite Eye Letterpress Print by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Infinite Eye Limited Edition 2-Color Hand Letterpress Linoleum Cut Print on Cream Stonehenge Paper by Gats- Graffiti Against The System pop art graffiti famous artist art.

    $167.00

  • Cruiser Red Skateboard Art Deck by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Gats- Graffiti Against The System Cruiser Red Skateboard Art Deck by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Cruiser- Red Fine Art Limited Edition Screen Print on Wood Skateboard Deck by Street Artwork Graffiti Artist Gats- Graffiti Against The System. 2018 Rare Edition of 25 Skateboard Deck. SpokeArt produced cruiser by GATS PTV for ComplexCon 2018 Red Edition of 25 Screen Printed Skate Deck Size: 9" x 32" from Oakland, CA. The Artistic Revolution on Wheels: "Cruiser - Red" by GATS The "Cruiser - -Red" skateboard deck, a limited edition piece by the street artist GATS, is a symbolic piece that showcases the fusion of street pop art & graffiti artwork with the cultural phenomenon of skateboarding. Produced by SpokeArt for ComplexCon in 2018, this rare collectible is one of only 25 pieces, making it an exclusive acquisition for art collectors and skate enthusiasts. This unique screen print on wood measures 9 inches by 32 inches and originates from Oakland, CA, a city known for its rich street art scene. GATS, an acronym for Graffiti Against The System, is an artist whose identity remains as enigmatic as the masked figures that populate his works. His art is a social commentary, often touching upon anonymity, freedom, and resistance against societal structures. The "Cruiser - Red" deck features a striking red background that amplifies the intricate black and white illustration, a hallmark of GATS' distinctive style. The central motif – a pair of eyes within a mask – is a recurring element in GATS' work, symbolizing the gaze of the disenfranchised and the overlooked. The screen print on wood infuses the skateboard deck with a dual nature: a functional object meant to traverse the urban landscape and a portable canvas that carries the weight of a message. This duality encapsulates the essence of street art – its mobility, accessibility, and ability to engage with the public in a dialogue about the space it occupies. Collectible Artistry: GATS' "Cruiser - Red" in the Pantheon of Pop Art In the pantheon of contemporary art, "Cruiser-Red" by GATS occupies a unique position. The limited edition nature of the piece – with only 25 in existence – elevates it from a mere object to a sought-after piece of collectible art. Each skateboard deck is a testament to the artist's commitment to creating art that is not only visually compelling but also scarce and special. A deep understanding of graffiti's cultural and political undertones characterizes GATS's artistry. His work on the "Cruiser - Red" deck celebrates the defiant spirit of street art and its ability to communicate complex messages through simple yet powerful imagery. The deck serves not just as a piece of art to be hung on a wall but as a statement piece that challenges the conventions of what constitutes fine art. GATS' choice of medium – a skateboard deck – is a nod to the subversive culture of skateboarding, which, much like street art, has its roots in the fringes of society, embodying a sense of rebellion and nonconformity. The "Cruiser-Red" is thus more than an object; it's a cultural artifact that captures the spirit of its time and the ethos of its creator. Street Pop Art & Graffiti Artwork: The Movement and the Medium Street pop art & graffiti artwork is a movement that blurs the lines between illicit street graffiti and the curated spaces of galleries. Artists like GATS bridge this divide by creating works capable of existing in both realms. The "Cruiser-Red" is a prime example of this crossover, a piece that carries the raw edge of street graffiti into the world of fine art collecting. The artwork speaks to a broader audience, drawing in those who might not traditionally engage with graffiti and inviting them to appreciate the nuances of this vibrant art form. The limited edition "Cruiser-Red" is more than a mere expression; it is a physical embodiment of the artist's message, a medium through which GATS communicates his worldview. In owning a piece like the "Cruiser-Red," collectors hold a snapshot of the artist's narrative, a piece of the conversation that GATS is having with the world through his art. It is an ever-evolving narrative, much like the streets from which it was born and the culture it represents. In the realm of street pop art & graffiti artwork, GATS' "Cruiser - -Red" is a landmark creation. It encapsulates the essence of street art – its vibrancy, immediacy, and ability to convey profound messages in the most unexpected places. Through works like the "Cruiser-Red," the conversation about what art can be and where it can exist continues, as does the legacy of artists who dare to make their marks on the world.

    $502.00

  • Past Present Future Light Pink Silkscreen by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Gats- Graffiti Against The System Past Present Future Light Pink Silkscreen by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Respect the Land Light Pink Silkscreen by Gats- Graffiti Against The System Hand-Pulled 4-Color Screen Print on Gold Foil Paper Limited Edition Pop Street Art Artwork. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 30 Artwork Size 24x18 "Respect the Land Light Pink Silkscreen" by Gats- Graffiti Against The Systemby is a compelling limited edition artwork that melds the rebellious spirit of street art with the finesse of pop art. The hand-pulled 4-color screen print on gold foil paper stands as a cultural artifact within the 2022 art scene, reflecting Gats- Graffiti Against The Systemby's distinctive style and his commentary on societal issues through visual art. Each of the limited edition pieces, sized 24x18 inches, is meticulously signed and numbered, marking its place in a finite set of 30. This deliberate choice underlines the artwork's exclusivity and the artist's engagement with each print. The light pink hues in this silkscreen offer a soft contrast to the golden background. This combination may be a metaphor for the delicate balance between urban development and the natural environment. The gold foil, often associated with luxury and value, is a stark reminder of the intrinsic worth of our natural landscapes, which are often overlooked or undervalued in the face of industrial expansion and urban sprawl. This piece showcases Gats- Graffiti Against The Systemby's iconic use of symbolic imagery, including eyes and cryptic scripts, which have become a hallmark of his work. The eyes, often interpreted as windows to the soul, here serve as a motif that challenges the viewer to look beyond the surface and consider more profound implications of human impact on the environment. The stylized, almost runic script that borders the artwork adds an element of mystery, compelling the observer to decode its message and reflect on the past, present, and future — themes recurrent in Gats- Graffiti Against The Systemby's body of work. As a prominent figure in pop and street art, Gats- Graffiti Against The Systemby's "Respect the Land Light Pink Silkscreen" encapsulates the convergence of artistic disciplines that define the modern art landscape. The work is not just an aesthetic accomplishment but also a socio-political statement, encouraging a dialogue about the stewardship of the earth. This piece stands out in Gats- Graffiti Against The Systemby's portfolio as a testament to his skill in screen printing and his dedication to using art to provoke thought and inspire change regarding environmental respect and conservation.

    $453.00

  • Past Present Future White Silkscreen by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Gats- Graffiti Against The System Past Present Future White Silkscreen by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Respect the Land White Silkscreen by Gats- Graffiti Against The System Hand-Pulled 4-Color Screen Print on Gold Foil Paper Limited Edition Pop Street Art Artwork. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 50 Artwork Size 24x18 "Respect the Land White Silkscreen" by Gats- Graffiti Against The System is a thought-provoking piece that seamlessly merges the ethos of pop art with the grit of street art. This hand-pulled 4-color screen print on gold foil paper exudes the spirit of street art in its rawest form, while incorporating the glitz associated with pop art. Released in 2022 as a signed and numbered limited edition of 50, each 24x18 inch artwork is a testament to Gats- Graffiti Against The System's commitment to the craft and to the message it conveys. Gats- Graffiti Against The System, known for incorporating symbolic imagery that speaks to the socio-political landscape, presents a visual narrative that compels viewers to contemplate their relationship with the environment. The piece features characteristic elements such as stylized eyes and faces, set against a backdrop that suggests both a reverence for and a challenge to the natural world. The gold foil paper does not merely serve as a canvas; it elevates the work, making a statement about the value of the land and the culture that springs from it. The choice of white silkscreen on gold indicates a stark contrast between the purity of the white and the opulence of the gold, possibly hinting at the dichotomy between nature's simplicity and humanity's often extravagant impact on it. This artwork is not just a visual feast but a conversation starter, an invitation to ponder the past, present, and future of our interaction with the land. In the larger context of Gats- Graffiti Against The System's body of work, this piece aligns with his ongoing exploration of themes around urban life, nature, and identity. The intricate details and the strategic use of color on the reflective surface of the gold foil make each print shimmer with life, suggesting the life force of the land itself. It's a bold reflection on the importance of respecting and protecting our environment, rendered in a medium that traditionally symbolizes wealth and permanence. This limited edition piece stands as a beacon within the realms of pop and street art, a reminder of the impermanence of our actions and the enduring legacy we leave on the land. Gats- Graffiti Against The System's "Respect the Land White Silkscreen" serves as both a mirror and a window, reflecting our current realities while providing a glimpse into what the future could hold if we choose to honor the land that sustains us.

    $318.00

  • Respect the Land Silver Sandpaper Silkscreen by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Gats- Graffiti Against The System Respect the Land Silver Sandpaper Silkscreen by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Respect the Land Silver Silkscreen by Gats- Graffiti Against The System Hand-Pulled 2-Color Screen Print on Black Sandpaper Limited Edition Pop Street Art Artwork. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 70 Artwork Size 9x11. Slight Natural Imperfections Found on Real Snadpaper From the Manufacturing Process, Including Small White Skuff. "Respect the Land Silver Silkscreen" by Gats- Graffiti Against The Systemby is an impactful piece of street art that uses traditional silkscreen printing to convey a powerful message about environmental conservation and respect for nature. This hand-pulled 2-color screen print on black sandpaper is a striking example of how Gats- Graffiti Against The System, a well-known figure in the street art community, blends gritty textures with poignant imagery to create art that resonates on both an aesthetic and a thematic level. Limited to a series of just 70, each 9x11 inch artwork is signed and numbered, emphasizing its uniqueness and the personal touch of the artist. The use of black sandpaper as a medium is remarkably evocative, as it introduces a tangible element of the urban environment into the viewer's space while also reflecting the roughness and resilience of the natural world. It's noteworthy that the sandpaper's natural imperfections, including tiny white scuffs that arise from the manufacturing process, contribute to the authenticity and rawness of each piece, underscoring the artwork's message about the imperfect but beautiful reality of our land. In this work, Gats- Graffiti Against The System employs iconographic elements that are recurrent in his art, such as stylized faces with elaborate patterns, which often represent the human connection to the earth and our responsibility towards it. The use of silver ink against the dark background not only brings contrast but also a sense of preciousness, as if to say that the land we inhabit is as valuable as any precious metal. The artwork serves as a reminder of street art's power to not only transform spaces but also to provoke thought and inspire action. Gats- Graffiti Against The Systemby has created a visually stunning work beyond mere decoration; it is a call to action, a reminder to recognize the intrinsic value of the land. This piece fits into the broader movement of pop art and graffiti that serves a social purpose, bringing the conversation about land stewardship into the spaces we inhabit every day. It's a bold statement in the quietest of tones, a whisper that carries the weight of a scream when protecting our planet.

    $167.00

  • Past Present Future Dark Teal Silkscreen by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Gats- Graffiti Against The System Past Present Future Dark Teal Silkscreen by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Respect the Land Silver Silkscreen by Gats- Graffiti Against The System Hand-Pulled 4-Color Screen Print on Gold Foil Paper Limited Edition Pop Street Art Artwork. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 100 Artwork Size 24x18

    $240.00

  • Serpents PP Letterpress Print by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Gats- Graffiti Against The System Serpents PP Letterpress Print by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Serpents PP Printer Proof Letterpress Print by Gats- Graffiti Against The System Limited Edition 3-Color on Hand Deckled 250gsm Lenox Art Paper Graffiti Street Pop Artwork. PP Printer Proof 2016 Signed & Marked PP Limited Edition Artwork Size 12x18 Letterpress Print Gats- Graffiti Against The System' "Serpents": A Letterpress Legacy in Street Pop Art The "Serpents" by Gats- Graffiti Against The System, an acronym for Graffiti Against The System, is a symbolic work that encapsulates the raw essence and socio-political underpinnings of street pop art and graffiti. As a Printer's Proof (PP) letterpress print from 2016, this artwork showcases the distinct visual language for which Gats- Graffiti Against The Systemby has become renowned. It is a limited edition, three-color print on hand deckled 250gsm Lenox art paper, meticulously signed and marked by the artist, signifying its importance within the edition. The 12x18-inch size allows the intricate details and the stark contrasts of the letterpress technique to shine, emphasizing the artistry and message conveyed by the piece. Gats- Graffiti Against The Systemby is known for his iconic mask imagery, which is prevalent throughout his work and serves as a symbol of anonymity and universality. The "Serpents" print continues this thematic exploration, with the mask motif taking center stage, surrounded by serpentine forms that could be interpreted as literal and metaphorical representations. Letterpress printing adds a tactile depth to the work, harking back to a time when print was both a craft and a form of communication for the masses. Letterpress Printing and Its Resonance in Gats- Graffiti Against The System' Work The choice of letterpress for "Serpents" is particularly significant in the context of Gats- Graffiti Against The Systemby's oeuvre. Letterpress printing, with its origins in traditional craftsmanship, brings a historical weight to the work, juxtaposing the transience of graffiti with the permanence of printed art. The hand-deckled edges of the Lenox art paper contribute a delicate, almost antique quality to the print, suggesting that its message is timeless and enduring. Gats- Graffiti Against The Systemby's work is often laden with social commentary, and "Serpents" is no exception. The piece reflects Gats- Graffiti Against The Systemby's engagement with the urban environment, his critique of societal systems, and his contemplation of the individual's place within the larger context. The layered meaning within the print, combined with the striking aesthetic, indicates the power of street pop art to capture the viewer's gaze and provoke thought and discourse. The Cultural Impact of Gats- Graffiti Against The System' "Serpents" In street pop art and graffiti artwork, Gats- Graffiti Against The Systemby is a figure who bridges various artistic worlds. His work "Serpents" is not merely a static image but a dynamic interaction of historical printmaking techniques and contemporary street art sensibilities. As a limited edition PP print, it occupies a unique niche within the art market, appealing to collectors of fine art prints and fans of street art. In summary, "Serpents" by Gats- Graffiti Against The Systemby exemplifies the artist's dedication to a form of expression rooted in the history of printmaking while being deeply entrenched in the discourse of modern street art. His utilization of letterpress printing on high-quality Lenox paper underscores a commitment to craft in an age of mass production. Through works like "Serpents," Gats- Graffiti Against The Systemby continues to contribute to the narrative of street pop art, offering visually captivating and intellectually stimulating pieces. The print stands as a testament to the potential of street art to transcend its temporary nature and establish itself as a significant and lasting form of cultural expression.

    $636.99

  • Passage of Time Variant Silkscreen Print by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Gats- Graffiti Against The System Passage of Time Variant Silkscreen Print by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Passage of Time-Variant Silkscreen Print by Gats- Graffiti Against The System Hand-Pulled on Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Artwork. 2023 Signed & Numbered Green Variant Limited Edition of 50 Artwork Size 18x24 Silkscreen Print Gats' "Passage of Time-Variant" Silkscreen Print The "Passage of Time-Variant" by Gats, an artist celebrated for their contributions to street pop art and graffiti artwork, is a 2023 limited edition silkscreen print. This green variant is part of an exclusive series, numbered and signed, with only 50 pieces. At 18x24 inches, the artwork is hand-pulled on fine art paper, offering collectors a unique variant that encapsulates the essence of time's relentless march. Gatsby's work typically blends iconic imagery with symbolic elements, often exploring themes of identity, resistance, and the human experience within the urban landscape. This piece likely continues that tradition, providing a profound visual narrative on the temporal nature of life and the lasting impact of art.

    $375.99

  • Passage of Time Silkscreen Print by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Gats- Graffiti Against The System Passage of Time Silkscreen Print by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Passage of Time Silkscreen Print by Gats- Graffiti Against The System Hand-Pulled on Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Artwork. 2023 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 150 Artwork Size 18x24 Silkscreen Print Exploring 'Passage of Time' by Gats "Passage of Time" is a compelling silkscreen print by the artist Gats, known for their work under the moniker Graffiti Against The System. This 2023 piece is a signed and numbered limited edition of 150, each measuring 18x24 inches, hand-pulled on fine art paper. Gats are celebrated for their unique style, often featuring masks or faces adorned with intricate patterns, representing the diversity of the human experience and the universal language of graffiti art. This particular artwork may carry the artist's signature visual lexicon, rich with symbolism about the passage of time, possibly using the melting candles and intertwining forms to convey life's transient nature and legacy's endurance through art. As with much street pop art and graffiti, it may be laden with cultural and socio-political commentary, inviting deep reflection on the transience of existence and the marks we leave behind.

    $240.00

  • Here We Go Silkscreen Print by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Gats- Graffiti Against The System Here We Go Silkscreen Print by Gats- Graffiti Against The System

    Here We Go Limited Edition 4-Color Hand-Pulled Silkscreen Print on Fine Art Paper by Gats- Graffiti Against The System Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art.

    $204.00

Gats Pop Artist Graffiti Street Artworks

Gats and the Language of Resistance in Street Art

Gats, an acronym for Graffiti Against The System, is an artist whose work has become synonymous with the activist core of street art. His identity, cloaked in anonymity, allows his work to speak volumes about the systemic issues in urban landscapes. Recognized for his distinctive visual language featuring emblematic mask motifs, Gatsby has carved out a significant space in street pop art and graffiti artwork. The masks serve as a signature aesthetic and a symbol of the collective voice against oppression, anonymity in the face of surveillance, and unity among the diverse participants in street culture. Gatsby's art manifests his critical perspective on societal structures and city power dynamics. He employs public spaces as his canvas, transforming walls, alleyways, and bridges into platforms for dialogue. His work often features bold, stylized lettering and is imbued with symbolism that challenges viewers to question their surroundings and the status quo. This approach aligns with the principles of street pop art, which often repurposes familiar imagery to comment on contemporary culture.

Contributions to the Discourse of Street Art

Gats's contribution to street art is multifaceted, encompassing the visual impact of his pieces and their thematic depth. His works comment on personal freedom, social justice, and the often tumultuous relationship between the individual and the mechanisms of control. By maintaining his anonymity, Gats emphasizes the message over the messenger, allowing the art to stand independently and resonate with a broader audience. This strategy has made Gats a revered figure among those who view graffiti as a tool for social change. Through his art, Gatsby has become an integral part of the conversation on how street art can reclaim public space and engage the community. His pieces often emerge in urban environments as sudden interruptions, prompting passersby to pause and engage with the work. The accessibility of his art is a hallmark of the street pop art movement, which democratizes the viewing experience and brings art out of the exclusive confines of galleries and museums.

Gats' Influence on the Evolution of Street Art

Gatsby's influence extends beyond individual pieces to affect the evolution of street art. His commitment to street art as a form of resistance has inspired a new generation of artists who see the urban landscape as a battleground for expression. The global reach of his work, facilitated by social media and the digital age, has solidified his place as an influential figure in the street art movement. His style is instantly recognizable and has become a visual shorthand for activism uniquely tied to the city walls. Gatsby epitomizes the spirit of street pop art and graffiti artwork, combining aesthetically compelling imagery with thought-provoking messages. His masked icons are not just art but symbols of a fight for space, voice, and visibility in the face of systemic challenges. As street art continues to grow and evolve, the work of Gatsby will undoubtedly remain a critical point of reference, embodying the power and potential of this vibrant art form. His legacy is one of defiance and creativity, echoing the foundational ethos of street art as a tool for social commentary and change.

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