The First Amendment Gallery in Downtown San Francisco presents “Back and Forth”, which exhibits the resulting chemistry of mind waves between artists Super A and Collin van der Sluijs. The pairing yields a creative process just as natural as the influence of the moon on the tidal currents of the sea. More images and information after the jump!
The two distinct styles push and pull in a harmony. Both artists have roots in the graffiti and street art culture of Holland. This background fueled their attitude towards fine art and surfaces in the work; a great balance between the rough and the smooth, the bitter and the sweet. In Super A’s new series of paintings which make up the collective work titled, “The Key to Success” tells a story of the negative and positive experiences in the battle for balance. Super A challenges his audience with a dark sense of humor, and in the meantime, sparks a fire which triggers an acceptance and understanding of today’s world. Collin’s latest series of works on paper are inspired by the time between making paintings. A time where ideas and thoughts are free flowing, chaotic, and can yet be ever so slightly poetic.