Images, places, experiences and feelings arise when one tunes back into their memories, especially when they think about faces that were once close to them. May it be a friend or a lover, their features are of course one of the things that keeps your memories of them intact, but at times, its more than that. Within bubbles of faded realities, classic portraiture maybe unable to captivate the full picture, but that is why Tristan Eaton, designer of Dunny and Munny figures as well as one of the symbolic figures in the current realm of street art, has decided to focus upon the expression of such a theme for the selection of works that will be exhibited at Above Second the end of this month.
If you are familiar with the event Pow Wow, you would have already seen his works on walls and billboards. Producing large mural size pieces, the artist started off in Los Angeles and soon scattered his works across the world, including places such as Detroit, Guam, Honolulu, Berlin, Paris, with some of his paintings included in the permanent collection at the New York Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
Mixing different medias such as spray paint, stencil, silk- screen, collage, pencil and brush on his cradle wood panels; his exhibiting pieces layers up the depicted person with stripes of memories, strangling elegantly on top with crisp colors and different pattern compositions. With a long history of involvement in the world of arts, he has not only tainted the world in the past decade with designs executed by his studio Thunderdog studios, but also wall-full of artworks that have successfully become a part of the urban landscape.
30th October to 22nd November, 2014
Above Second: 9 First St, Ground Floor, Sai Ying Pun