In art there’s a number of components that tie into the piece, theres the color theory, matter, style, form, and technique. If you let the audience be aware of your style and content then you’ll reward them with a better understanding and appreciation for your art. If the idea of symbolism is apparent and knowledgable then the viewing experience can be more fulfilling and enriching with more intrigue to look further into the piece.
Theres a an infinite number of revered artists from the past, and their works of art and forever to be cherished. In our day, we have a number of artists that are to follow in the footsteps of the greats that influenced them. One of those artists is Shepard Fairey who is the creator of OBEY. His works of art can be seen across the globe from billboards and buildings to hoodies and t-shirts.
His new series of pieces will be based around a new style called diamond dust printing. Basically its the utilization of a floral type abstraction with the use of a visually enticing style that consist of black and white diamond dust. The new conception of diamond dust is plastered onto the surface of the print that creates a glistening and glamorous aesthetic to the piece. This style was more commonly used by Andy Warhol who used this method to intensify his work with a more stunning look. This style is consistent with Shepard’s intrigue in the use of seduction through marketing and branding.
Sound and Vision are a couple of our senses, they contribute to our attitudes and and our conscious. They can make us feel certain emotions and/or energy. Shep has recognized that in the past and has utilized those senses with striking imagery and explosive themes. His outlook and approach on life can take us to a place that we may have not imagined without his interpretation. As far as sound is concerned, its one of our strongest senses and it can manipulate your thinking patterns in a way you couldn’t believe, add vision and and your sense of hearing is intensified to a another level.
OBEY is the conception of the senses, its purpose is to expand your mind and broaden your thought process. You can blatantly see that with almost every piece they happen to put out. Sound and Vision is just another example of the the thoughts expressed above, and if you have the opportunity to experience it you’ll be awakened. Dj Z-Trip was on the 1′s and 2′s while Shep put together a live visual set to play in harmony along with the music.
OBEY your senses and let your mind drift into a place of serenity and understanding. Shepard and his posse have yet to take over the world, but they have certainly gained a stronghold in the area of fashion as well as ideology. And that alone wasn’t for no reason, it was based solely upon their beliefs and the way that they reveal them.
If you’re not familiar with Keith Haring, now is the time to become acquainted. He has played a major role in our society by contributing to the awareness of AIDS as well as other issues. His expressive approach to artwork and visualizations provides the background to striking imagery that indicates and demonstrates how we understand these social topics. His works have led to the Keith Haring foundation that accommodates children in need as well as individuals that have contracted AIDS/HIV and other epidemics as well.
Keith Haring himself was declared HIV positive in 1988, and that alone contributed to the agenda of spreading awareness as much as possible. A year later he founded the Keith Haring Foundation with having the main goal of providing the necessary tools and ventures to enlighten the masses about the same epidemic that he himself faced throughout the years.
The last years of his life were not short lived, he displayed the story of his life through iconic imagery and stimulating visionaries that are sure to capture the minds and attention of people everywhere. Well as Keith being an icon and a symbol of inspiration, OBEY and the rest of the posse combined forces that aren’t to be reckoned with. They’ve come together for one common cause as stated before.
OBEY your conscious and understand the meaning of awareness. Whats a few moments of discomfort compared to a lifetime?