Rinse & Repeat showcased the work of twelve Australian established and emerging street and graffiti artists as they sought inspiration in history’s master works and reinterpreted them in the style of today’s most prevalent and exciting art form.
For centuries, art has marched alongside history, from the painstakingly detailed oils of the Renaissance to the tongue-in-cheek boldness of 1960s Pop Art. Having bubbled below the surface in tunnels, on train lines and under the ominous cloak of midnight hours, the persistent and controversial street art and graffiti subculture has burst into the foreground of popular attention and established itself as the defining art movement of our time.
Characterised by conflict, enigma and the burgeoning curiosity of growing audiences, it is undeniable that this movement belongs in the same echelon as other controversial yet ultimately significant and culturally reflective art movements of centuries past.
Comprising the work of Phibs, Teazer, Bridge Stehli, Shannon Crees, Teem, Fintan Magee, Guido Van Helten, Cam Wall, Carl Steffan and Adnate, Slicer and Deams (of Melbourne’s AWOL crew), Rinse & Repeat articulates the evolution of a movement that in its irrepressibility has rendered it the defining art form of contemporary culture.
Phibs, Teazer, Bridge Stehli, Shannon Crees, Teem, Fintan Magee, Guido Van Helten, Cam Wall, Carl Steffan, Adnate, Slicer, Deams