If you find being an adult a semi-mystical experience, you’re not alone. We’re a generation of adult-aged people who don’t feel like adults 90% of the time. We’ve grown up feeling uneasy about the effects of technology, we’re serious and emotional and nothing seems to hit the spot. These artworks reflect the appetites of our time: we’re soaked in nostalgia, reminiscing when youngsters saved the day, still longing for the alternative. Funny and thought-provoking, these artworks present our enthusiasm for the “real world” despite the uncertainties. (more…)
Nostalgia is an ambivalent mix of emotions: fondly remembering the past and confronting a time that’s gone and unattainable. From Instagram filters to vinyl records to Sylvester Stallone as a reboot — we can’t get enough of it! The feeling of nostalgia reminds us of the hallmark of youth, a testimony to our adventures, a time when we took our imaginations to the ultimate limit…just for the fun of it!
Retrofuturism is looking back to see how yesterday viewed tomorrow, Javier Puyou celebrates (and parodies) the stories past generations told about the crazy world of tomorrow. His wildly witty super cars and jet-packs commemorates a time when our grandfathers obsessed over innovation, remembering golden tomorrows that never came to pass. In contemporary culture, no decade is as iconic as the 80′s! We love the work of Gavin Dias, inspired by the action thriller movies of 1980′s. We can hear the synth music in the background, with 3am neon lights and the adrenaline rush of a car chase. Awesome! Paul Loubet examines pop culture through a sci-fi geek lens. His work is a throwback to 1990′s video games and the epic bygone comic book era. His enthusiasm is infectious and makes you surrender to your inner teen.
Gavin Dias’ illustrations are like visual versions of synthpop. He cherry-picks the best parts from the 1980s and consolidated them into one style. We love his high energy, action-thriller movie vibes, with neon lights and adrenalin rush. Even more brilliant is his subtle social commentary on our self-obsessed, pleasure-obsessed commercial lifestyle, reminding us to be more aware of our behavior and to urging us to stay humble.