Stay With Me, 2014

Stay With Me, 2014
Acrylic, silkscreen, spraypaint, vintage fabric, and copper on wood
32,5 x 42,5 x 3 in
Almost Alone, Truth and Lies, 2016

Almost Alone, Truth and Lies, 2016
Acrylic, spraypaint, silkscreen ink and fabric on wood, carved wood, steel frame
84 x 64,5 x 3 in
Bright Future, Perils, 2015, 2015

Bright Future, Perils, 2015, 2015
Acrylic and silkscreen ink on woodblocks, steel frame
25 x 37 x 3 in
Fantasy Island, 2016

Fantasy Island, 2016
marble sculpture
height : 48 in
Coolest Fears Within, 2013

Coolest Fears Within, 2013
Acrylic, Silkscreen Ink, Copper on Wood, Steel Frame
96 x 96 x 3 in
Sweets de la FAILE, 2015

Sweets de la FAILE, 2015
Acrylic, Silkscreen Ink and Spraypaint on Paper
50 x 57 in.
Lost in a wonderland, 2016

Lost in a wonderland, 2016
Acrylic and Silkscreen Ink on canvas - original variant of 2
66 x 88 inches
Fantasy Island escape, 2016

Fantasy Island escape, 2016
Acrylic and Silkscreen Ink on canvas - original variant of 2
66 x 88 inches
Held : study in blue, 2013

Held : study in blue, 2013
Acrylic and Silkscreen Ink on canvas - original variant of 2
62 x 85 inches
000 PPR, 2015

000 PPR, 2015
Acrylic, Silkscreen Ink and spray paint on paper
50 x 38 inches
My Life Currents, 2016

My Life Currents, 2016
Acrylic, spray paint, and Silkscreen Ink, on found paper
29 x 54.5 x 2 inches
STRONG legends, 2016

STRONG legends, 2016
Acrylic and Silkscreen Ink, and spray paint on wood
54 x 29.3 x 2.25 inches
Surgere Supra Bestias NYC, 2012

Surgere Supra Bestias NYC, 2012
Silkscreen Ink on Paper, ed 500
34 x 42 inches
Strange Encounters, 2007

Strange Encounters, 2007
Acrylic and silkscreen ink on paper, editon of 121
23 x 30.5 inches
The Right ones, Happens Everyday, 2014

The Right ones, Happens Everyday, 2014
Silkscreen ink on paper, edition of 450
24 x 28 inches
FAILE Will Find You, 2014

FAILE Will Find You, 2014
Acrylic, silkscreen ink, spraypaint, vintage fabric, and copper on wood, carved wood, steel frame
48,5 x 48,5 x 3 in
Birds of a Feather, 2017

Birds of a Feather, 2017
Acrylique and silkscreen on wood
121.67 x 182.38 x 4.15 cm

FAILE at the studio

FAILE at the studio

View from the studio

Faile is a Brooklyn-based artist duo: Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, childhood friends and artistic accomplices.

The name FAILE is an anagram of the name of their first project "ALIFE". ?ALIFE? became ?FAILE?, this anagram already reflecting the importance of words and games in their text+image approach. At the same time, the negative connotations of ?fail(e)? introduced an element of risk accepted by the duo, preferring spontaneity to perfection.

 

Since the group?s inception in 1999, FAILE has been known for its use of a variety of materials ranging from recycled pallets to canvas stretched over frames or children?s cube games and T-shirts. Painting, silkscreening, ceramics, engraving on metal or wood are among the techniques used by FAILE, while at the same time they erase the distinction, seen as too clear-cut or artificial, between fine and applied art.

 

Their works are characterized by fragmented compositions in which figurative elements encounter purely abstract features, as well as words or statements in finely crafted lettering. These collages, urban or otherwise, attest to the artists? curiosity for an iconography cheerfully oscillating between the 1950s and the contemporary era.

 

While painting and engraving remain at the centre of their approach, FAILE have perfected techniques over the past decade for developing and nurturing a visual language that undermines the borderline between ?high? and ?low? culture. In the course of their production, critiques of consumerism and in particular of religious intrusions into the media are constant. Likewise, glances at modernity and a taste for micro-fiction are developed in images at times supplemented by short texts.

 

FAILE has exhibited in several leading international institutions, thus creating a link between the museum institution and spontaneous intervention in the public space. This sometimes means giving their ?street? work a monumental dimension, as when the duo painted gigantic murals on the facades of Tate Modern in 2008 or on ten-storey buildings in Manila or Vienna.

With their monumental pinball sculptures, their kaleidoscopic Ferris wheels in Manhattan or their wood-reworking projects, FAILE is constantly exploring new forms of visual expression as well as new ways of intervening.

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