it’s the start of a brand new year I’m
the Lord of Darkness himself Mark Zuckerberg has decided to kick things
off by asking the world to show us all how much they’ve changed over the last
decades the jury’s still very much out as to whether or not the 10-year
challenge is a sweet bit of harmless fun or in fact if it’s actually a really
creepy sinister attempt at data mining for facial recognition software but I
thought I’d bring an idea to the table we’re putting together the 10 year
challenge the street art edition so in this episode we’re gonna be taking a
look at how some of your favorite artists have changed things and mixed up
their Styles over the last decade right here right now my name is Doug you’re
watching Fifth Wall TV I just want to give a shout out to everybody that’s
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so happy New Year T so hope you had a good holiday what better way to kick off
a brand-new year than to look ten years into the past at least that’s the idea
behind a ten year challenge cast your mind back if you will 2009 a simpler
time in a time when the Black Eyed Peas had a feeling when Michael Jackson was
about to embark on a comeback tour and Kevin Spacey and half of Hollywood’s
still had careers most importantly the word Briggs it was nowhere near a
vernacular you like popsicles tweaking on these nostalgic heartstrings Facebook
decided to kick the year off by asking its users to show the world how well or
often how horrific ly they’ve aged over the last 10 as always with Facebook
though it looks like not all is as it seems with many speculating that the
entire campaign was just an attempt to get us to upload very clear examples of
how the aging process may work and vary the data of which will be fed into
algorithms developing facial recognition software once again proving that data
privacy is not a concept that Mark Zuckerberg has any grasp of to celebrate
this triumph of weirdness join me now as we
look at how some of the bigger names have been impacted over the last decade
if we’re gonna talk big names there is no bigger name than Banksy even though
it was still a whole year or two until Instagram was launched back in 2008 2009
banks he was still dominating this scene here’s how he looked in 2008 and here’s
how he looks in 2018 no but seriously here’s some of Banksy’s
work from 2008 2009 and here’s his most recent piece at the tail end of 2018 as
you can see the stencils are very much still in play he hasn’t deviated too
much conceptually and thematically there’s still a lot of similarities in
there but the biggest notable difference is the technical execution of which he’s
now operating whatever your thoughts are on Banksy you cannot deny that
technically his work has improved of course then no one of you just says
well he’s not making them work that’s a conversation for another video
American superstar Kaws is a really interesting one to look at because if
you take his work from 2008 2009 and then compare it with what he’s doing no
there’s not necessarily huge technical evolutions but what really stands out is
not only the scale at which he’s operating it’s the different spaces
within various cultures that he know occupies if we take a look at some of
the work from Barry McGee’s 2009 show at Galleria Alessandra Barr normal in Rome
and then compare that with some of the work from his 2018 show at Chime & Reid
in New York you can see this continuation of this unmistakable visual
language and here’s a few selections from the American painter muralist Maya
Hayuk and some from the French photographer JR.
probably the biggest change to the mural superstar Shepard Fairey is operating at
is well not only a few legal battles but just generally the scale and quantity
which he’s now operating much like Kaws and Shepard Fairey the Japanese
artist takashi murakami ‘he’s biggest change is it necessarily within his
artwork itself but just the different spaces of culture that he know
comfortably sits in particularly the fashion world I think with this
particular group thought it would be interesting to take a look at the
decades beforehand to see some of the real big changes 2008 Beautiful Losers
showed us this early DIY culture in 2001 we had Murakami superflat man at
manifesto and it was round about this period that we saw the real key stages
and Banksy’s development that just subsequently influenced the entire
culture things really get interesting though when we take a look at some of
the newer names that have come through the scene mostly I had to pick out the
Iranian brothers I see and salt for this because I think the level of change
we’ve seen in their work since they started out is so blindingly obvious the
early stencil Banksy s work in 2008 2009 compared with the rights of their
installation and sculptural work last year the jump is just massive I would
definitely argue though that nothing has changed quite like the neural circuit
with the snug arrival of the visually driven app Instagram it seems that the
two movements have just exploded and completely reimagined the way that we
both create and consume this culture this is our an Aryz piece looked back in 2009
compared to this work in 2018 and if we just look at these two we completely
mess out this entire series of hugely influential character based works much
the same can be said of the early graphic works of Poland’s Etam Cru
compared with the duo’s more recent solo projects we see both the artists
individually settled very comfortably into a far more mature space the Spanish
artist Escif has always occupied the same human scale provoking and conceptual
space but his 2017 project Breath really showcased a flex in his grander
vision there’s quite clear signs of the influence Escif had on the early work of
the Argentinian artist Hyuro who over the last decade has completely redefined
identity and emerged as one of the scenes leading figures another fun one
to look at is the Irish painter Conor Harrington who has carried on his
signature themes of hyper-masculinity but his developed technically completely
beyond recognition and sits very comfortably within the contemporary art
world know and here’s how South Africans Faith 47 has changed over the years finally they got Michael Swank for
sending this in from Mexico you can see a huge difference in his technical
output on a slightly smaller thanks to Edwin for sending this in so there was a
wee look how the culture and artists have changed over the last decades with
the technological developments of phones in the normalization of apps like
Instagram that last decades may have changed the art world in a way that we
will never see again I really do look forward seeing how things start to
change in the future I’ll be with you along for the ride till next time my
name’s Doug if you did enjoy this video why not tag a friend that you think
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