New Money series

Humans often associate our values and sense of identity through material objects and wealth. This new movement called Fashionism will frame this illusion of wealth that we hold onto, on a canvas so we can value the brand of art instead of letting the brand determine our value.

In this series I want to represent a new way to visualize fashion and value, on each of these note that I represent, there is a common duality which can be summed as power, wealth and since of identify. We spend money not understanding what individual value each print has on its faced value, from the unique to the obscure each of these bills represent a work of art and a world leader obsessed with fashionism. It’s the pure power hunger struggle to be forever etched on a print of history that continue to rise in value like the identify of a canvas and its artist. I’m here to exploit the scale of the bills to show my viewer the simplistic but intricate nature of each bill, each leader has the status of wealth and fashion that pioneered their ambiguity of power and social statues the forced on the world to follower, just like the brands I convey abstractly etched in the background.

I want my viewers to take a closer look at the notes on the canvas and understand symbolic art of Fashionism. I would like my viewers to consider what’s worth more, the material possessions on the canvas or the art created on the canvas.

 

The Pioneer

Fashionism is influenced by the development of social status through economic wealth and branding.  I am intrigued by the cultural impact fashion and name brands have on our society. I would like to expand this phenomenon by creating an art form which incorporates modern day cultural influences from fashion, style, and branding

Fashionism is the artistic visualization of the human obsession of branding and fashion. My concept of Fashionism will utilize the technique of trompe l’oeil and realism to showcase modern day fashion on a canvas. Trompe l’oeil technique will play on the art of deception within the picture frame. It will also, serve as a metaphor for the illusion of status fashion and name brands creates in society. By showcasing brands on a canvas, as opposed to using a human subject to model, I am showcasing our identity as a “blank canvas” without a brand!

Humans often associate our values and sense of identity through material objects and wealth. This new movement will frame this illusion of wealth that we hold onto on a canvas so we can value the brand instead of letting the brand determine our value.

I would like my artwork to evoke curiosity about the value of fashion, wealth, art, and status. I hope it will spark conversation and create interest in the human obsession of social status and power through the collection of brands. Through this movement, I would like for my viewers to consider what’s worth more, the material possessions on the canvas or the art created on the canvas itself?

So to my readers what’s worth more the canvas or material on the canvas? Share your comments below!

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Fashionism

Fashion-fash·ion/ˈfaSHən/

noun

  1. a popular trend, especially in styles of dress and ornament or manners of behavior."his hair is cut in the latest fashion"

  2. vogue, trend, craze, rage, mania, fad;

  3. manner, way, method, mode, style; 

  4. construct, build, make, manufacture, fabricate, tailor, contrive; 

ism/ˈizəm/ nouninformalderogatory

  1. a distinctive practice, system, or philosophy, typically a political ideology or an artistic movement."of all the isms, fascism is the most repressive"

Fashionism is the artistic visualization of the human obsession of branding and fashion.