It’s possible to have seen Brian Ermanski in his hay-day, leaving any of New York City’s most posh nightclubs with a boom-box, a few models and a crew of other eccentrics – or you might have caught of glimpse of him by day, perched outside of the once abandoned building on Prince and Elizabeth, as seen in his 8-minute documentary, “The Prince of Elizabeth Street,” setting his imagination free on various canvases.

Ermanski is somewhat of an enigma – it’s almost as if he appeared out of nowhere and was always there, simultaneously. There’s something about the vision he displays in his paintings and the way that he lives his life that seems strikingly familiar – not that he’s like anyone else but rather it’s as though he’s someone you knew and admired in a previous life. It’s almost as if you saw him before you met him and knew his work before he created it. This is just what Brian Ermanski, also known as “B-Radical,” brings to blank space and to the world around him: a sense of Déjà vu.

Get lost in a moment that never happened but you seem to so fondly remember. Get lost in a moment of new, yet familiar, “B-Radical-ness.”

Please vote for Brian (today is the last day) to win 3RD WARD’S “THE OPEN CALL” Residency by visiting the site below.

and check out Paul Stone’s short film “The Prince of Elizabeth Street.”


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