THIN LINE between LOVE and HATE
EXHIBIT69 WAS BORN IN SOUTH LONDON IN 1980 AND SPENT HIS FORMATIVE YEARS IN USA, WHERE HE WAS EXPOSED TO ARTS AND CULTURE THROUGH HIS PARENT’S GALLERY AND WITNESSING THE BURGEONING SCENE OF HIP HOP.
A CHANCE MEETING WITH INTERNATIONAL STREET ARTIST D*FACE LED TO SECURING A COVETED ROLE AS A PAINTERS ASSISTANT WHICH PROMPTED EXHIBIT69 TO PURSUE A FULL TIME CAREER IN ART.
THIS ENIGMATIC ARTIST HAS PAINTED ON EVERYTHING FROM TRADITIONAL CANVAS TO MOTORCYCLES, PROMPTING CONVERSATION SURROUNDING SEX, EROTICISM AND MENTAL HEALTH.
PAINTING DAILY, EXHIBIT69 IS CURRENTLY CREATING A DISTINCTIVE SERIES OF ART PIECES UNTO VARIOUS MEDIUMS THAT VISITS TABOO SUBJECTS WHICH SPEAKS TO ALL CULTURES USING SUPERHEROES TO NARRATE THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS.
PAINTING IS MY SALVATION.
I began as a hobby in 06, a tool to suppress feelings of anxiety and clinical depression, a condition that I identified from 1997 and diagnosed with in 2016.
A cocktail of toxic relationships, trauma and unresolved issues crippled my confidence, slowly rendering me a suicide risk. Alcoholism loomed. Insomnia would give me no respite. It was as though I was trapped in a nightmare. I felt like a misfit.
Painting jackets became the original source of communication which facilitated in being able to connect with others and in turn. Find my voice. This is why each piece created is one of one. That is why they are honest and have a genuine story. I have too many emotions to purge myself of.
THE "THIN LINE between LOVE and HATE" NFT SERIES IS MY TICKET TO REALITY.
I’m looking at this adventure into the digital space as our first step.
Purchase one of the first 6 editions and you could be "gifted" a physical piece of art and an opportunity for a one-of-one jacket COLLAB.
Details can be found next week on the VAST discord. After that, let’s see where the collection takes us.