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Outside in: Bushwick street artist moves his work indoors

By Matthew Perlman - Source: http://www.brooklynpaper.com
Glossy galleries: Luis Rosenfeld’s photos on display at Bushwick’s Ange Noir Cafe. Photo by Stefano Giovannini

Glossy galleries: Luis Rosenfeld’s photos on display at Bushwick’s Ange Noir Cafe. Photo by Stefano Giovannini

A popular Bushwick artist is getting out of his element — by going indoors.

Luis Rosenfeld’s glossy black and white photographs are more commonly found plastered to the outsides of buildings. But until the end of February, they will be on display in warmer surrounds at Bushwick’s Ange Noir Cafe.
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Even on the neighborhood’s graffiti-strewn walls, Rosenfeld’s work stands out. Most street artists trade in paste-ups, tags, and stencils, but Rosenfeld displays intimate black and white portraits, often photos he has taken of people on the street. The subjects are in stark focus, and the background is blurry with camera shake, thanks to a long exposure and off-camera flash. After printing the photographs on cheap standard paper, he coats the images with polyurethane, which gives them a deep gloss.

“I love the process,” said Anguy Pacini, co-owner of Ange Noir Cafe. “The simple paper, with polyurethane. It’s something different. No tags. No spray paint.”

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