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Too Blessed To Be Stressed

  • Too Blessed To Be Stressed
September 22, 2014

Word To Mother is certainly one of the most interesting British artists working today. His unique approach to the subject matter, but also the remarkable range of techniques, render this artists to be one of the most inspirational commentators of the contemporary society. The mixture of elements such as rich graffiti experience, an input of an achieved tattoo artist, as well as the influence of personal emotional energy transpired into the creative process, form together into a work of art echoing the mesmerizing beauty of a melancholy infused world…

Too Blessed To Be Stressed
Word To Mother, Go Get It, 2014

The Style of Positivity Against Comparison-Culture

The newest body of work by Word To Mother was inspired by the negative aspects of postmodern societies. In a world where the glorification of instant pseudo-celebrity status represents the highest value, the only rule is reflected in the never-ending process of comparison. Thus, people are more connected with what they don’t have, rather than what they are already been blessed with, asserts Word To Mother. The artist creates with this in mind, in an attempt to express the positivity and appreciation for what we have, rather than living our lives fueled with the desire to endlessly consume hollow imagery. Word To Mother achieves the aesthetics of his pieces through earth tones, pastel shades and flashes of red and turquoise. Certainly, the most notable elements within the context of the recent work are reflected in the repetitive gold leaf triangles, situated amongst the subtle washes, drips and textures. Thus, the artist creates a metaphoric contrast between, on the one hand, appreciation of what we are blessed with and the glorified materialism, on the other…

Too Blessed To Be Stressed
Word To Mother finishing his window at Urban Nation Berlin

Too Blessed To Be Stressed

Loose studies of London architecture, contemplative figures and cartoon references, all nestled in an warm context of nostalgic connotations, form the new body of work by Word To Mother. The pieces of this collection, abundant with layers of meaning and devotion to detail which slowly reveal themselves to the viewer, appear to be as though they have existed for years. This interpretation of today’s society is situated in the articulation of loose gestural charcoal lines with refined graffiti and references to the world of popular culture. In addition, the collection includes a selection of minimal figurative paintings on wood as well as antique paper. This is going to be Word To Mother’s first solo show in London since 2011. Be sure not to miss the exhibition Too Blessed To Be Stressed, at StolenSpace Gallery, from October 10th to November 2nd 2014.

Too Blessed To Be Stressed
Too Blessed To Be Stressed

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