By Jarred De Palo / Photos courtesy of Lexr & Evoke
Denver was blessed with yet another spectacular mural this month by the amazing art duo know as Lexr & Evoke. This vibrant multi-colored tree trunk was painted in the Five Points neighborhood of Denver off of 26th and Welton.
Press release: “Lexr & Evoke are Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson, a Canadian street artist nomad couple who make paintings, photographs, lithographs, screen-prints, doodled Indian buffet napkins, and 300-foot outdoor walls. They have shown their works in museums and galleries worldwide.
Their collaborative work is shockingly colourful, in your face fantastic and overall an outburst of hyperrealism fed by particular memories of places, feelings, stories. How does the collaboration work? This is what Lexr & Evoke have to say: “Planning little and putting trust in intuition, we sail the seas guided by mistakism, errorism and art flubbery. We pull from a rolodex of sound bites, people, stories and a disorderly colour sense grown organically while travelling to places with thousand year histories and curious names like Kangiqsujuaq, Luxor, Gatineau, Xingping, PaK-Chong and Igloolik.