I think that society has progressed from a time when a certain movement defined the social, cultural and political occurrences. Since Futurism, people have begun to increasingly question and rebel authority. And why buck this trend? Art these days is a reflection of personal satisfaction and the varied outlooks simply mirror the diversity of our generation. Lets bring this out even more and make our mark by amplifying what the Futurists disliked- tradition, modesty and cowardice. Let's create our own version of 'art' and make it work in our own lives.
January 18, 2012
Vintage grey leather shorts and white lace top, Jil Sander patent brogues.
Harrys Cafe in Bondi Beach does some seriously delicious avocado on toast and has some of the best baristas around (that actually know what they are talking about). Go by for breaky and check out the jazzy murals and benches by Lewie JPD.
Born into a dream, grew up in a machine, learnt to hustle as a teen... Lewie JPD is a writer, designer and performer who has lived in Sydney, Tokyo and L.A. He now chooses to reside beachside in idyllic Byron Bay where he is doing his Masters thesis on 'The Holes in Donuts - Their Quantifiable Ramifications on the Philosophical Development of Humankind Discussed and Sauted With Ginger and Soy'. He enjoys solo walks on the moon, escaping from Utopias and chocklit (edible books). If approached, he may flee, but don't worry, he's not your problem.
January 11, 2012
There is something to be said about truly experiencing art. I know this blog is primarily focused on street art, but I had to include this post about Ian Grant's work and the trip I just had to Cowra in NSW.
I have to say, I didn't quite grasp the sublime in Grant's pieces, but after immersing myself in his subject matter for an extended period of time, I got it. The vast spaces, the beautiful lines and curves and sense of peace that only the Australian outback can have.
Being IN the art this way is similar to having art in ones immediate environment- the way street art presents itself....something to think about.
Acrylic on linen, 61 x 61cm
4 o'clock, 2008
Acrylic on linen, 97 x 97cm
Ian Grants work available at Tim Olsen Gallery
Want to really know how to make art in todays society? Hennessy tells you whats up....
Remember, its all in the proposition!
WUTUP EVERYBODY, THIS THE PHARAOH HENNESSY, BACK WITH YOUR BEST INTERESTS IN MIND. WHO NEEDS CRITICAL THEORY WHEN A LITTLE BIT OF SOME PRACTICAL TYPE ADVICE WILL HELP YA'LL OUT MORE, RIGHT INTERNET? LET'S GO!