Riots & Riotters
Heavy with meaning. In recent years, social demonstrations have given pride of place to riots. To the rioters, but also and especially to the thugs. To politicized small groups aiming only to destroy the established order, regardless of the demonstration they join.
In a typical characterization of 0xec6d0's style, we find a will: that of describing current societal movements through strong paintings, heavy with meaning, that very few artists try to describe.
0xec6d0 here produces a powerful work on social manifestations. A work where youth dictates the laws, a work or, often, they impose on the other, on others, a vision of things, its own. In a range of basic colors, liquitex heavy body, and some highlights of pastels and markers, 0xec6d0 offers a cruel but factual vision of current social protests, in France, Europe and the United States.
If these politicized and rioting movements have always existed, violence, but also the desire for anarchy, looting, destruction of order have been exacerbated for some years already at levels, probably never seen in a modern and post-industrial revolution society.
Of course the red adhesive tape is part of a colorful work and in a style half naïve, half street art, something that characterizes the production of the artist from 2020 to 2022. The messages are chosen, worked over the canvas in a riot of energy that materializes a vivid line, a quick and heavy brushstroke, and primary colors, as if to go to the essence of a societal critique of current social movements.
If ChatGPT, some sociologists, and politicians justify violence and the desire for destruction by suffering, discrimination or the need to be heard, 0xec6d0 draw a portrait of it: current, raw, factual. That everyone, and regardless of their political sensitivity, will be able to appropriate, in their own way, with their vision: because art is not a dictatorship, but an opening to discussion, interpretation and above all, he believes, to peace.
Some justify violence as the only way to achieve change, which is precisely the definition of terrorism. Democracy — it — allows the people, if they deem a change necessary, to make it known through the ballot box. I am against all forms of violence, justified or not — "You shall answer evil with good."
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