Ramellzee

Guest posted by John O'Reilly,

I’ve always loved ideas and images with jet-packs, futurists like JG Ballard and Paul Morley, architects like Archigram and collagists like Paolozzi who plug you into new ways of seeing things. In Varoom issue ten, we ran a piece by the late Ramellzee, “Gothic Futurist”/street artist/ rapper/performance artist who came out of 1970s New York subway graffiti. His work was about the power of visuals/symbols/lettering to re-wire thinking. When people saw him walking down the street, asking "Who the hell are you?” he said: “I’m just an average Joe, but Ramm: ell: zee is an equation, it’s not a name… I’m one of the few people to have an equation.”

Posted by John O'Reilly