I am a self-taught artist that uses materials that are easily accessible, with beginnings in stencil graffiti, later gravitating to other forms of printmaking due to its reproducibility and populist history. As a result of the medium I have adopted a graphic, hand-made style to produce propaganda for street posters, public installations, and sculptures.
My work is contestational towards Capitalism, consumer culture and all its necessities, war, violence, and ecological devastation. I have collaborated with veterans organizations making graphics for street campaigns, installed white bicycles to memorialize cyclists killed by automobiles, and worked collectively to produce a flotilla of sculptural junk rafts that traveled down the Mississippi River.
It is within these collaborative and collective projects that a process emerges. The challenges regarding individualism, identity, and resources, our attempts to overcome them, form a social practice. Much like the various steps in printmaking these become building blocks, where the end result isn't a handmade print, but a more just society.
BIO: Kevin Caplicki is a self-taught, multi-disciplined artist from the Hudson Valley and based in Brooklyn, NY. Mainly a printmaker, and member of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, he produces didactic, graphic art to address topical themes including, imperialism, incarceration and revolutionary struggles. Preferring to work in social and collaborative environments he is a founding member of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, Visual Resistance collective, NYC Ghost Bike Project, Miss Rockaway Armada, and Interference Archive.