“One World…The Circle of Life” represents my profound belief in the human spirit. No matter where we are from or what we do, we all travel along the same circle of life, connected by our common humanity. We dream of peace, health and prosperity for those we love and seek joy in the world around us. I chose butterflies because they are a global symbol of renewal and rebirth. The honey bees represent our nurturing instincts, and the dragonflies the endlessly transformational state of mankind. A world united in purpose…to travel the circle of life in a meaningful way, leaving nothing but love behind us. – Charles Fazzino -
Like most people, we found out about Mr Brainwash through the Banksy-directed documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop.
It tells the beautiful story of Thierry Guetta, a French man obsessed with street art, who made the segue into producing art himself under the pseudonym Mr Brainwash.
Behind the Seen
BARBARA VAN DEN BERG
In the series, Behind the Seen, girls are presented in exaggerated costume to emphasize femininity.
The name of the series is an appropriation of the theatrical idiom, ‘behind the scene’. For the artist, this references to what is behind the mere visible and behind the façade.
Employing both Pop and contemporary elements, she uses embellishments of puffed sleeves, large collars and crinoline dresses to emphasize the enduring power of female.
Her portrait compositions take from Old Master paintings and put in a dreamy, playful atmosphere.