Matt Bomarr has been busy creating a great musical podcast series called "Background Noise" which explores the music a number of street artists listen to for inspiration or while they are creating their work. Each podcast features an an hour or more of musical selections from the artists and is accompanied by interviews of the artists regarding their musical selections and experiences. In Episode 8, Matt explores explores the musical selections of Enzo and Nio. He also did a great job summarizing E&N's work and included a link to the Dega Film's "Wild in the Streets" segment about Enzo & Nio.
Outdoor Gallery – New York City documents the vibrant and diverse outdoor art of New York, a global epicenter for street art and graffiti. The book features works created by 46 of the most prolific artists working on the streets of New York City. The beautifully photographed artworks are accompanied by illuminating interviews, which consist of the artists’ thoughts on New York, the current state of street art, the future of this dynamic medium, and their own work and processes. As outdoor art is ephemeral and constantly changing, it is necessarily current and relevant, Outdoor Gallery captures the zeitgeist of this dynamic countercultural art form in the context of the global movement.
Other artists profiled in Outdoor Gallery- New York City include:
Chris Stain, Toofly, Joe Iurato, Alice Mizarachi, Nick Walker, Dain, OCMC, Lillian Lorraine, Astrodub, Russell King, Elle Deadsex, Adam Dare, Fumero, Army of One, ASVP, Jilly Ballistic, Enzo and Nio, Miyok, Gilf!, Icy and Sot, Tripel, Hellbent, EKG, Optimo, Roycer, Shiro, Indie184, Cope2, Free5, Cern, Sofia Maldonado, Phetus88, Bishop203, Never Satisfied, ChrisRWK, VengRWK, Gaia, The Yok, Sheryo, Kram, elsol25, bunny M, QRST, ND'A, OverUnder, LunarNewYear, Billy Mode, DirtyBandits, Shinshin, Eras and Adam Cost.
The popular MIT watering hole and eatery Firebrand Saints of Cambridge, MA, hosted an evening with Enzo & Nio in which the boys were lured from NYC to add some work to FBS's walls. Enzo & Nio obliged and created a giant collage using the existing artwork and a blend of their own personal favorite E&N work. A large crowd, a great DJ, free PBR and some of the finest food in the Boston area made for a memorable night. Edon Productions created an excellent video documenting the evenings events - check it out!
Although I’ve hardly written about Enzo and Nio on Vandalog before, I’ve been a big fan of their work for a while now. They work together to put up some great street art, mostly around NYC and other East Coast cities and in the form of wheatpastes and stickers. Their work is clever and fun, but also a bit controversial at times, which might explain why I haven’t known them to do any outdoor work with permission. There aren’t many street artists left in New York City with their talents who haven’t transitioned into doing primarily legal work, so I have to hand it to Enzo and Nio for keeping their work to street art’s roots of illegal free expression and surprise. Also, while so many street artists quickly fall into a pattern with one or two trademark styles that they unwaveringly stick to, Enzo and Nio put out a visually diverse range of street art. (Click to see original article and more)