Life is too technical. It’s driving me nuts. I am surrounded by things that are just a bland excuse for what they used to be; cars, cities, fucking personalities.
Where is the counterculture? That time of expanding freedom and creativity that showed that beauty was in being individual, not in making everything look the same. Political correctness has stopped us from speaking up, and this stupid idea of gentrification has caused us to cover up the things that defined our community, even our families.
If you don’t mind, before my character is amputated, I am going to celebrate one of the last limbs of our culture that we will fight to keep, street art. If you think it’s vandalism, you should probably stop visiting that hipster coffee shop with cool art you love so much. If you think street art is simply blatant statements backed by outrageous lies, you are probably right, but at least you have spent time to think about what the fuck you actually believe in.
By a Black Sheep.
The Bluefaced Peacock is our homage to the beautiful portraiture that adorns the city walls of Melbourne, Venice and Berlin. The colourful, flowing hair in many of these pieces of art create the impression that the person is at the extreme ends of exhilaration or desperation without even looking at their face. Either way, you know life is being lived.
There is something about abstract art, particularly on the street, that makes it so alluring. Is it the lack of boundaries? Is it the perceived lack of conformity? Is it that overwhelming feeling that you could have done that same thing yourself? It’s probably all of this, plus so much more. Sam is the freeform splatter of paint across a wall. It also represents that courage we need as designers to say that something is finished and then having enough restraint and willpower to actually believe it. For us, this is why abstract art is so challenging. For us, this is why we love it.
Read Part I of the Stories of Season Seven HERE.
LIMITED Season Seven – Street Art. Our tribute to the art form that celebrates our history and defines the community that has made us the people we are. Wednesday, 18th May at 7pm AEST. Exclusive to The Movement.