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.
This painting is part of a series that was created during the AucArt residency that I attended just before summer. AucArt is the world's first online auction house to specialize in early career artwork, by connecting new upcoming artists directly to emerging collectors and allowing both parties to benefit from such collaborations.