“Vincent Ikihagai-Fasi and Bryson Naik are artists of the new generation. Growing up on a diet of internet, mainstream media and Western-cultural apathy, the young men are the embodiment of the disillusioned Generation Y.”
Art, Etcetera presented by The Lucid Collective, is a collaboration (Gen Y) between street and visual art verses fashion, held at Method and Manners Studios.
The art is provocative in it’s themes: elements of sobering truth in our society, emotive, sometimes poetic and alarmingly engaging.
All of the work is fit for sale at modest prices, apparently sold a few pieces and there is much interest brewing for further commissions.
Gen Y is our future.
Street art in Melbourne is impressive, which leaves an imprint firmly in my mind. After watching ‘RASH’, a feature documentary film about graffiti artists in Melbourne a few weeks ago, I was intrigued to see the work/s for myself. Lots of stencils and paste ups (urban poster art) all over the city. Lots of different styles of ‘street art’ displayed, these ‘illegal’ public artworks, bring the buildings to life. Art for the people. All the artists have pseudonyms, that come from nicknames, TV shows, comics or an idea. This platform creates a complete different reality, true fantasy. Images on walls. Ghosts or shadows in society that scream truth and beauty. Tags are not so alluring. Do we live in a robotic world? Paint. Chalk. Crayons. Whatever works. Confronting art, that speaks volumes to the community and/or society. Change. Like it, a lot.