Relationship of forces
GROUP EXHIBITION BY:
EXLD, CHILL and BATO.
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Newton’s first law of motion states that, “A body at rest will remain at rest, and a body in motion remains in motion unless it is acted upon by an external force.” Objects tend to resist change once it is in motion yet there are plenty of forces that may act while it is in movement. Under the second law of motion focusing on force acted upon objects it states that the motion of a stationary object is directly proportional to the net force acting on it. These laws may be applied to the essence of our existence, we cannot move forward if we remain stationary within the comforts of our confines, or march forward without a specific path on where and when to stop.
EXLD, CHILL and BATO, three artist who started their artistic ventures through putting up their names in dilapidated walls, run- down buildings to any surface that they deemed fit of their pursuit. They continued to traverse on this artform yet continuously exploring other platforms outside of the boundaries of spray paint and public spaces.
Ephemerality comes hand in hand with graffiti, and spray paint was always tied up with vandalism and such. EXLD’s works exhibited graffiti’s characteristic of rebellious intent by challenging the conventional artform through the exploration of the essence of impermanence and materials. Just fragments of an image can be seen in his pieces which escapes from the traditional visual norms and representation.
BATO’s Multi layered dimensions portrays his identities. Overlapping images and chaotic patterns layered atop each other which present his journey on his exploration for meaning. Through graffiti as his foundation, BATO observed the connections of human interactions, behavior and their relationship with the space, society, and their environment.
Anonymity is one of the basic aspect of graffiti due to its ties with destruction and vandalism. CHILL employs in his works what he initially observed on the craft; being incognito. A man covering his face stands out in one of his pieces, illustrating the characteristics of graffiti, mysterious and anonymous. CHILL resonates the progression of his art through the narratives of his assemblage, with each layer depicts new acquired knowledge and context that made his works what it is now.
As what is stated in Newton’s second law of motion, the motion of the object is proportional to the force exerted to it, the same as how our efforts reflect on things we do. Pushing forward no matter what external forces are affecting is the only way to put us in motion.