When it comes to illustrations and artwork that epitomizes the whole biker, skateboarding, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop and cholo gang look – because of course, there’s only one look for them all of course, of course – Mike Giant‘s vast oeuvre is the only thing that comes to mind – for us at least. The icon has been capturing elements of all the aforementioned subcultures and has been pumping out a coherent string of artwork in a unique style synonymous to only him. You would have seen his work before, the solid line work depicting sexy gang girls covered in a body of tattoos, the classic Americana Eagle, snake and puma emblems, the bike, the elaborate skulls, the Suicidal Tendencies homages…
Giant has unleashed an entirely new collection of artwork that is currently up on exhibition at Detroit’s Inner State Gallery, which will also feature Mike Giant’s largest piece to date.
In keeping to his classic style – to which we’re happy about because don’t fix what ain’t broke – Giant has unleashed an entirely new collection of artwork that is currently up on exhibition at Detroit’s Inner State Gallery, which will also feature Mike Giant’s largest piece to date. The new collection is comprised of detailed art on a mix of vintage paper, letterheads and more, and will actually be the Colorado-artist’s first ever showing in the fine city of Detroit.
Sponsored by 1xRUN, the exhibition, titled Impermanent Vacation, had its opening reception last Friday (Veteran’s Day) at Inner State Gallery, which you can check out above. The show full exhibition itself will be running through to December 3, so make sure you head over if you’re in the area to check it out. Peep the gallery address below to see where to go, and check out highlights from Impermanent Vacation in the galleries throughout.
Inner State Gallery
1410 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207