Ok. So I’m a bit behind on this one. DOES is having a show in April called Endless Perspectives. DOES’ work is some of my favourite graff of late. Super tight, amazing colour schemes and some of the cleanest lines around. Can’t wait for the show!!
From the press release: “Just Another and Does are thrilled to present ‘Endless Perspectives’ – a new body of work aiming to capture graffiti’s transient nature. He displays his journey both as an artist and a person through forty canvasses centred around five cities close to his heart. A series of films by Stephan Polman accompanies the artworks, allowing you to join him on this pilgrimage around the world seeking creative enlightenment.
The five cities – Amsterdam, Basel, London, Paris and Melbourne – have acted as creative refuges for Does, who felt the need to escape his hometown to cultivate his craft. A former professional soccer player who has spent much of his life in the Dutch limelight, travelling has not only been an inspiration to Does, but also an escape. Each set of canvasses contains a distinct colour combination that was chosen based on the predominant colours Does came across during his travels in that city.
‘Endless Perspectives’ signifies the infinite interpretations and unlimited ways in which art and experiences can be perceived. During the journey that led to the work exhibited, Does’s outlook evolved continuously. Events that at first glance appeared to be hurdles became unsought opportunities and vice versa – it’s all just a matter of perspective: the viewers’ included.
Using his infamously meticulous letters, Does portrays the multifaceted aspects of his artwork and the inspiration surrounding him. A love letter to both cities and styles, ‘Endless Perspectives’ leaves you looking a little closer at the world around you.”
He’s also produced a couple of videos as part of a series leading up to the show. Here’s the first two.
What: Endless Perspectives
Where: 48 Easey St, Collingwood.
When: Opening Friday April 5th from 6-10pm and runs until the 17th of April.
Luke McManus is an IT project manager by day, and by night (and any other spare time he gets) a street art and graffiti fan, collector and photographer. Luke has been interested in street art since the explosion in Melbourne in the mid 2000s, in particular stencils and paste ups. Since then Luke has always been a keen follower Melbourne’s street art and graffiti scene and of street art worldwide. Luke’s purpose for documenting and blogging about street art and graffiti is to share with the world the amazing talent in the street art and graffiti scene in Melbourne (and sometimes from other parts of Australia).
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