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Component - The Viral Huntress

750mm H x 890mm W
Spray paint on Hospital sign from the 80's.

About the artwork:  This thought-provoking artwork skillfully incorporates a clever juxtaposition of elements, featuring an old hospital car parking sign from the 70s or 80s, which serves as a poignant reference to the wait times experienced during lockdowns. Positioned at the focal point of the composition is Diana, the huntress, symbolizing strength and resilience. With her bow drawn, she takes aim with a COVID needle transformed into an arrow, representing the collective effort to combat the viral threat that has afflicted our world. The contrast between ancient mythology and modern science engenders a powerful visual dialogue, compelling viewers to contemplate the enduring human spirit and our capacity to overcome challenges. The artist's intricate stencil technique breathes life into this impactful artwork, leaving a lasting impression on all who have the privilege of beholding it.

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: 7,325.00 NZD