For me the 2017/18 line became a homage to the artists I love. There is a theory that every new creation begins with an idea already born. In the past artists were trained by masters, or went to exclusive teaching schools to learn a particular formula of painting. Apprentices were proud to emulate the work of their mentors before going on to develop their own unique styles. So how do artists learn now if you dont go to art school.....from the internet....sometimes.....from the street.......Yes!
Working at Faction has broadened my horizons. They continually gave me a platform to experiment with ideas. There were no boundaries to stop me from exploring. And that pushed me to search for new techniques, new styles, and develop as a painter. And my favourite place to find inspiration is from the street.
This year I wanted to celebrate the artists that inspire me. Using photographs from my adventures to Bali, Japan, and Europe I adapted their styles to narrate my experiences, and hopefully connect to the skiers that click into the skis.