Our first issue revolved around the idea of ‘consumerism’ and its effects on society now and six years in the future
Sale. Discount. Half-price. Limited. Exclusive. They’re all words in our vocabulary that get introduced to younger and younger minds. We live in a world believes the only way it can tick on is through those dollar bills and that black gold. But, we’re not the smartest peas in the pod and we wanted to keep an open mind. So, we invited artists from around to world to give us their interpretations of this increasingly consumerist society. We asked them to consider the state it’s in now, and then how it evolved in six years time.
It’s a pretty broad theme that really challenged artists to think about what they wanted to communicate with their artwork. Some artists chose to look at the aesthetic aspects of this idea of ‘surface’ and how it could develop. This includes a more personal reflection of the surface our skin to a more global concern of the surface of our planet. Other creatives took this opportunity as a chance to take a more introspective journey to illustrate what could be beneath the surface.