If you’re in Melbourne don’t miss artist Marc de Jong’s new exhibition Flock Work, which opened last week at Gould Galleries in South Yarra (until October 8). The science-meets-nature aesthetic of Marc’s show reminds us just a little of our own Basic Elements theme for the new Tluxe spring/summer 2012 collection.
Marc’s lo-fi, pixelated depiction of volcanoes and climate change (pictured is his piece Lightening 3) reference recent current events, such as the Tokyo earth quakes, and aim to question our place in the universe. Serious, yes, but De Jong is not without a sense of humour. While his work hangs in major collections across the country, including The National Gallery of Australia, we love that his roots are based in illegal street art, where he spent many years tagging Melbourne’s laneways with anti-corporate takes on logos, turning Sportsgirl to Spoiltgirl, VISA into VICE, and bankcard to bankrupt. Smart, fun, and relevant. Sounds like our kind of man.