Norm Maxwell, also known by the street moniker "Nomzee," began his career as a graffiti artist in 1979. After an art school education and decades of dedication, Maxwell has developed an unique, expressive style which reaches a wide audience of admirers. His hefty resume includes art direction and set design for the music videos of Madonna, Janet Jackson, John Legend and Iggy Pop (to name a few).
Blending street art and classical aesthetics in a deep exploration of urban symbolism, Maxwell arrives at style self-described as "visual soul." In "The Transmigration of Soul," Maxwell will display works that explore themes consistent with those of Afro-Futurism.
This year, Blackball Universe Music returned to Oakland, and with it came a slew of musicians and artists looking for a breath of fresh air. "The Transmigration of Soul" is the first of a new series of exhibitions the company plans to host in their Jack London warehouse offices, which have been producing and promoting music since March.
**The exhibition will be open to the public at 4:30pm, with an artist's reception beginning at 7pm, and an after party at 10pm. Live music beginning at 8pm. Signed prints will be available for sale.** www.normmaxwell.com www.blackballuniverse.com