Eric Inkala’s mural
at 85 10th Avenue
New York City
This electrifying mural in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan proves that great art can upgrade even the most humdrum commute into an engaging and artful experience. Sprawling across a narrow hallway connecting the employee bike room to the main lobby, ATP tapped Eric Inkala to create a visual path of energizing shapes that uplifts and inspires while adding a fresh burst of color.
The initial design of this piece was roughly based on the artist’s 2019 painting titled “Peeking through Solace” which was exhibited with the gallery ARTITLEDcontemporary in The Netherlands. This piece was a departure from my signature hard edge abstract style and introduced some of my floral pattern style which has been a constant in my more recent work. For this piece I wanted to focus on that newer style but also bring in some more abstract elements to complement the organic pattern work while always staying true to my bold colorful palette.
Eric Inkala is a Brooklyn-based painter whose highly visual and ever-evolving style has shifted from graffiti to pop art to contemporary art. Inkala is inspired by his relationship with color and a love for abstraction, and he draws from various life experiences for his work.
Most recently, Inkala has collaborated with AAPE BY *A BATHING APE on a clothing collection, CoachⓇ on a limited edition sneaker and mural campaign, as well as large scale murals for clients such as Common (@hi.common), ODA New York, Oddfellows NYC, and the Bushwick Collective. Recent gallery shows include group shows at Corridor Contemporary (Philadelphia and Tel Aviv), Kate Oh Gallery (New York and South Korea), and BAPE GALLERY (Beijing). Solo shows have premiered at Fort Works Art (Texas), 212 Arts (New York), and the Core Club (New York). Recent art fairs include Art Madrid (Madrid), the Affordable Art Fair (U.K.), and the Affordable Art Fair Brussels with ARTITLEDcontemporary (Netherlands).