Smooth, rectangular, and with a built-in frame, a doorway is a street artist’s perfect canvas. In his photo series Doorway Galleries, artist Adel Souto documents the spray-painted, wheat-pasted, stickered, and stenciled entrances of New York City’s buildings. In his pictures, these decorated doorways resemble abstract artworks, as colorful and expressive as anything hanging in a modern gallery, but far more accessible to the masses. Some are mosaics of band promo stickers, some look like graffitied vomit, some are carefully composed portraits of aliens and octopi that later get revised with tags.
Here, a gallery of some of the city’s best doorways-as-artworks, shot by Souto.
See more of Souto’s work here.
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