Beyond the Streets


West Coast

Kelly Graval (aka RISK) is a Los Angeles-based artist whose latest shark series, designed specifically for BEYOND THE STREETS, continues the dialogue begun by the Ferus Gallery artists of Mid-Century LA, Damien Hirst’s Natural History collection, Edward Kienholz’s assemblage work and a New Orleans local named Mr. Walters whom RISK once witnessed building a park over a levee with found materials. Before shifting to multimedia sculptures and large-scale, color-washed paintings, RISK launched a pioneering streetwear company, Third Rail, and solidified his place in graffiti lore by commandeering freeway overpasses, traffic signs, freight trains, and billboards with his aerosol art. Born in New Orleans and raised in California, RISK is a fine artist, illustrator, and graffiti artist whose name has been synonymous with the Los Angeles art community for over 35 years.