Over the weekend I hit SOLE FOOD, a sneaker store/art gallery spot in downtown NYC, to check out an art show that featured a couple of pieces done by my boy iZ. I first met iZ about 3 years ago when I used to chill at the 255 NIKEiD Studio. At that time he was a design consultant at the studio. We became closer friends about a year later when I wrote for jeffstaple and the Nike Recess Federation. I created a weekly “Sneaker of the Week” post and he won most of them. His vintage Nike Basketball heat killed it. Fast forward to now and iZ a head design consultant at Nike BeSpoke at 21 Mercer Street.
When he’s not helping to chef up BeSpokes, iZ produces quality art. The show at SOLE FOOD featured a couple of his pieces including the “Dream Sequence”, “Koi Fish and a Phoenix”, “DJCK” (a piece inspired by our boy DJ Clark Kent), and a piece inspired by Nico at Staple Design. The show also features pieces from Amanda Dive, Jayson Atienza, and Pesu. Before I left, iZ got up on a live painting as well.
The show was nice, the atmosphere was real intimate, and I had a good time. Shout out to iZ!
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iZ’s Koi Fish and The Dream Sequence
iZ’s DJCK Piece