Breaking free from the monotony of daily life, he sets out into the streets, spraycans rattling in the backpack behind him. Climbing fences, jumping ledges, the world is his to explore. Setting sights on empty spaces, he seeks to leave behind that of which he imagines. With the walls as his canvas, his mind is blank as he moves instinctively, jumpstarting to spontaneity. He flows, leaving trails of overlapping shapes, and colors, connected by the rhythmic strokes of black lines. Breathing life into his creation; its story being written, with its narrative a reflection of the world around it. He completes the piece, letting it tell its playful story to anyone who’d take notice. “Exploring places, taking spaces. The world is my playground. The monsters are out to play.”
I decided to use the Monster Mash series for this exhibit because they are a canvas adaptation of the pieces I usually do out on the streets. Due to monsters having simple shapes and patterns, with varying color palettes, these pieces are scalable, and adaptable to almost any type, and size of the wall. Oftentimes, these pieces are spontaneous, with no fixed outcome. I like to think that the monsters paint themselves, constantly evolving, and evoking varying emotions, based on both their location, and color. They interact with the world, in the same way the world interacts with them. The monsters are an invitation to play.