Monday, January 4, 2010
With artist Guil Macedo was born 1980 in Sao Paulo the public is confronted or pleased with a wide range of blossoms his work let grow. In certain aspects generalistic and provocative he combines vibrant street art, its graffittis, graphic designs and social commentaries with realism in photos of everyday live. He uses various iconic symbols in modern fashion (he has his own label) as well as in his installations. His topics are anxiety of urban living, the juxposition of ideas: fear and protection, chaos and harmony, danger and beauty, wish and reality as well as simplicity and diversity. Personal freedom as a main topic and goal is expressed throughout his work. The wishes and allusions in his work can be erotic, political but never superficial. Edgy and uncompromising in refusing to explain everything he leaves the final conclusion to the estimations of the spectators and demands thinking. A psychologic game, a social experiment or a reflection of the truth...? Homages to Keith Haring, Cocteau or Genet maybe coming to mind, but Macedo remains mysterious at the same time. So be warned and let Macedo mirror also your ego in 'fighting faith' , presented by Hinrich Kröger at Just Men Berlin on th 10th of January.