Ugly Kid-Gumo Brings Concrete Chips of Paris Walls to NYC

When I last visited the Dorian Grey Gallery, a relatively new space in NYC’s East Village that has already featured solo shows by such artists as Crash and LA II, I was drawn to a few images — almost hidden from view — lying on a desk.  I discovered that they are the work of the Parisian street artist, Ugly Kid-Gumo. Working in a New York studio with chips of concrete from the walls of Paris, Gumo has been fashioning some riveting portraits.  They will be featured, along with other recent work, in the upcoming Kid-Gumo solo exhibit,  “Oz, Nothing Makes Sense.” Curated by Marianne Nems, it is scheduled to open on June 23 at the Dorian Grey Gallery, 437 East 9th Street.

Photo by Lois Stavsky


Ugly Kid-Gumo's NYC Studio, photo courtesy of Marianne Nems