Size: 40 x 50cm
Acrylic paint and markers on canvas
My paintings are heavily influenced by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s strong visual message against power structures and the hierarchy of racism, as I combine this with pop culture and real-life experiences within my own world. I tend to frequently make references to particular cartoon animations from the early 2000s and classic Japanese anime I also touch upon issues of high-brow/low-brow art, in the institutional framework of art school, which traditionally looks down upon the aesthetics of street art. I want to push the concept of street art more into the contemporary art scene and try to bring those two worlds together. The media I work in is a mixture of acrylic paint, spray paint and markers.