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Component - Digital Refuge

560mm W x 1170mm H
Spray paint on an angular section of salvaged boat.

About the artwork: This artwork, created on a discovered section of a boat, seamlessly merges components of urban street art with a poignant social commentary. "Digital Refuge" presents a captivating contrast between conventional iconography and modern-day realities. The found boat section metaphorically symbolizes the condition of our interconnected digital realm. The artwork prompts contemplation about the paradoxical nature of seeking solace and aid in an era dominated by digital advancements, raising inquiries about the potential erosion of authentic human connections in the midst of our incessant virtual interactions.

About the Artist: Component is an accomplished independent artist with over 20 years of experience. Throughout this time, he has actively engaged in the exploration and redefinition of artistic boundaries, both personally and professionally.

Having honed his skills through self-training, Component excels at challenging established norms by drawing inspiration from his own observations of life, politics, and the intricacies of the human experience. As one of the founding members of Cut Collective, Component initially focused on creating large-scale collaborative artworks that were characterized by their speed, enjoyment, and imaginative qualities.

Like many individuals worldwide, Component has utilized the pandemic period to reflect upon his creative contributions to the world. This introspection has led him to create more personal artworks that genuinely express his intended messages. Whether infused with humor, satire, or bold provocations, Component recognizes the privilege of being an artist and the significance of his creations in adorning the personal spaces of others.

In recent times, Component has primarily collaborated with fellow artists on community projects and has embraced a fluid approach to his painted works. These endeavors prioritize the artistic process over rigid prescriptions, allowing for a more organic and dynamic creation.


Price: 4,950.00 NZD