by Bernandi Desanda
Spray paint on disused London bus panel
50 × 85cm
Hand signed unique work
Indonesian artist Bernandi Desanda (b. 1996) is known for drawing, painting, and digital works. He is a crafter of nostalgia, expertly collaging characters and forms of our childhood. Even without familiarity of the exact references in his work, its components are reminiscent of a child's idolising doodles. His creations are a foundational study of what makes up contemporary culture; meddling with memes and cartoon icons, Desanda's works are statues to the influence of media.
Bernandi, as signed, now makes his creatures primarily with spray paint and acrylic, giving a rich texture and spectral air. The artist's utilisation of negative space draws further upon the ghastly nature of the composition's character. The panel he presents in this auction is quite literally "Ghastly," being a painting of an evolved version of the Pokemon.
Framing: In order to ensure the most economical shipping and environmental cost, we send our art to the customer unframed. However, for the best presentation of the bus panels we suggest it is framed upon arrival. We advise that the piece floats in a the middle of a black frame without glass, hung at eye level.
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