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EVISU x D*Face Capsule Collection

May 30, 2014
Asja Nastasijevic is an Art Historian with the major in Modern Art. She's involved in art writing and criticism for several years now. Art is her passion and writing about it is both work and pleasure. Among modern art movements she loves Fauvism, Abstract Expressionism, and POP ART and her favorite artists are Henri Matisse, Mark Rothko and Andy Warhol. She fell in love with Street Art when she first saw ROA’s Sleepy Pigs in Brussels few years ago. Since then, she devotedly explores this form of artistic expression. She hates when someone asks her whether the street art is a real art. What makes any art a real art? Art is an evolutionary act with constant changes in its performance. In Asja’s opinion, the real art is what you want to hang on the walls of your living room, as simple as that. So she wants to hang the works of Ron English, Gaia and ROA above her TV cabinet or to place the artworks of Mark Jenkins and Isaac Cordal next to her sofa. She enjoys bowling and doodling.

Iconic Japanese designer clothing company EVISU was founded in Osaka Japan in 1991 and is named after the Japanese God of prosperity Ebisu. Initially only around 14 pairs of jeans per day were created, while today EVISU represents one of the ultimate denim must haves. Known for subverting tradition and reinventing the familiar, EVISU decided to team up with someone with similar practicie. The choice was a British artist D*Face, who is known for his mixed style influenced by comic books, pop culture and skateboard graphics.

Above Second
D*Face – Honestly Dishonest

EBISU x Dog

The artist and EVISU decided to cooperate on the company’s new collection. For the EVISU x D*FACE capsule collection, the playful portrait of the Japanese god EBISU, baby Godhead in English, is combined with D*Face’s iconic dog to create a collaboration of balanced sophistication and humor. The art installation is currently on display at the EVISU Hong Kong flagship store in parallel with D*Face’s first solo show in Asia, Honestly Dishonest at Above Second Gallery.

Above Second
D*Face – Honestly Dishonest

aPopcalyptic

Both shows feature D*Face’s distinctive style defined by the artist himself as “aPopcalyptic”: a satirical look at consumerism and our obsession with fame, pop culture, consumer culture and advertising. D*Face’s new works explore society’s increasing appetite for information, the latest feed, the most recent tweet or post rolling into the past on the wave of a finger: like, unlike, follow, unfollow, and what happens to this information we digest. In his characteristic manner, D*Face reworks and subverts this constant barrage of images and information we knowingly and unknowingly absorb.

The artist obviously keeps himself busy in Hong Kong with two parallel shows and even completing a large public mural at PMQ Elevator.

Urban art
D*Face mural at PMQ Elevator