In collaboration with Potato Head, New York Metropolis graffiti artist FUTURA2000 has made a sculpture titled ‘Pointman – River Warrior,’ unveiled in Bali Friday, 9 December. Made using waste collected across the island of Bali, Pointman speaks to Potato Head’s ideation that sustainability can be lovely.
FUTURA2000, a nicely-regarded and respected graffiti artist, is acknowledged for his innovative use of abstraction in the 1980s. FUTURA has usually been progressive in his philosophy, methodology, and art observe. In addition to his summary paintings, he designed a universe and lexicon close to a metaphysical character known as the Pointman.
In excess of the a long time, Pointman has taken quite a few types across drawing, painting, and sculpture. The collaboration with Potato Head sees Pointman emerge with a mission to raise consciousness about river and ocean pollution, a central problem of FUTURA2000.
His studio is located on the Hudson River in New York Town, with a see of the Statue of Liberty that is regrettably obscured by vessels transporting trash and cost-free-floating river garbage. In reaction to this, he selected to use squander to fabricate his sculpture as a social commentary on the air pollution crisis confronted by rivers and tributaries, not just in New York Town but in Southeast Asia.
Due to the fact 9 December, the courtyard of the OMA-designed Potato Head Studios in Bali has been household to the River Warrior sculpture. For this Pointman, 888kg of plastic from motor oil bottles to discarded water gallon lids sourced by the local community organisation, Yayasan Kakikita, had been used. The unveiling party brought with each other classic Balinese beliefs with FUTURA2000’s urban aesthetic. It showcased a effectiveness by Australian dance enterprise Chunky Transfer, talks, craft beers, and Balinese food items stalls.
Futura Laboratories x Potato Head t-shirts, tote baggage, and tumblers ended up marketed at the launch. A portion of the proceeds was donated to Sungai Observe to support their mission of cleansing Bali’s rivers.
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