Of Family, Of Friends is a collaboration between MessyMsxi x Shentonista, to create a series of artwork for the exhibition ‘The Unusual Suspects’ that was held at Mad Nest.
The series of 7 artworks created, highlight the close relationships between friends and the people behind Shentonista. Looking beyond the surface of style and clothes, the artworks delve deeper into every individuals personal traits, habits, dreams and fears. With each photograph printed onto a large canvas to be customised . Instead of taking the safe route of creating the artworks digitally, I relied upon traditional mediums such as crayons and pastels to customise each image individually. The experience reminisce of the times when I was just a child, devoid of fear in making mistakes and liberated in the acts of my creations. It was a collaboration where both parties spoke the same vernacular, and the resulting embodiment of work was simply a part of the outcome.
The process of working with Shentonista was far more gratifying and fulfilling.
PROJECT DATE: 2013