What is this you ask!
And I think your response is exactly what it’s supposed to elicit…the idea of art emerging from cement, which itself is just dirt. The fine line between art and industry.
Then u have the literal juxtaposition of the grit and grime of the cement block with the pastoral landscape of the painting, which plays on that idea of the nature of art.
The level of detail is impressive, down to the mud splatter on the wall.
I think ultimately it’s an exploration on the brutal creative process, that is the invariably grimy, visceral, industrial process by which art is created.
Slay Concierge Note
We don’t know the artist behind this work
We imagine the painting pre-exists the piece and the actual art work is the melange of the painting with the cement block.
By Chudi Okoye for Slay My Art