Lot 585 - Szabotage - Amy Winehouse
Hand Finished Unique Print
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Front
Gustav Szabo is a prolific, contemporary urban artist and designer known as Szabotage. He grew up in Hove, where he studied architecture before moving to London where he worked as an architect and designer. After moving to Hong Kong he quickly gained notoriety with sold-out exhibitions, solo shows, collaborative projects, private and commercial commissions with iconic brands such as Prada and Louis Vuitton.
Characterised by bright colours and popular cultural references, Szabotage’s visual language is high impact. His signature style uses layers of stencils to depict life and create personality in each unique piece.
Szabotage works with a variety of formats. His collections range from walls, canvases, prints, and cars to sculptures, stencils and NFTs. He constantly challenges limitations and enjoys creating his art and sculptures using deconstructed aerosol cans, metals and wood. In the digital space, NFTs allow him to add extra dimensions using animation and sound.
Szabotage’s Koi tag is easily recognisable. The Koi represents strength, adversity and good fortune. Watch Szabotage’s Ted Talk below to hear about he overcame his personal adversity with the power of art.
DIP ARCH Part 2 2000 Westminster University London UK.
ARCH BA (Hons) Part 1 1996 Kingston University London UK.
2022 Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, Presented by Art Supermarket Gallery
2022 Solo Show // Tech Week: The Business of Web, American Chamber Of Commerce
2021 Solo Show // Life Got Real, SHOUT Gallery Hong Kong
2020 Solo Exhibition // SPRAYCATION Art Supermarket, Hong Kong
2019 K11, Musea Art, Crockerydile, Hong Kong
2019 Group Show, LGBT Arcus Pride Art, Clifford Chance, Red Chamber Gallery
2019 The Objet Nomades, By Louis Vuitton, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong
2019 Wallskar, Graffiti and Street Art Festival, Hong Kong Edtion
2017 Solo Exhibition // FISH 'N' CHIPS, Art Supermarket, Hong Kong
2016 Solo Show + Exhibition // GONE FISHING! Loft 22, California Tower, LFK, Hong Kong
2016 Live Mural // Love Is Wild, Walls Of Change, Project C:Change, Hong Kong
2015 Street Art Festival // HK WALLS,, Hong Kong
2014 Finalist, Secret Walls, Hong Kong
2012 Solo Exhibition // Hackney Road Car Park, Shoreditch London
2010 Solo Show // SHHH Women's Erotic Emporium, Shoreditch, London
Shout Gallery - https://shout.art/index.php
Art Supermarket - https://www.artsupermarketasia.com
Awethentic Gallery - https://www.awethenticgallery.com/
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
In this artwork, Szabotage visually contemplates the connections between the talent and tragedy of Amy Winehouse, one of the mystified members of the ‘27 Club,’ the creative geniuses whose impactful lives were all cut short at the young age of 27.
In a natural extension of the artist’s street art practice, Szabotage interprets this hallowed personality through his signature stencil language. This portrait features stencils in the background relating to Amy’s particular journey to greatness and destruction. He painted Amy as a way to commemorate one of the biggest influences in the British music scene who sadly died too young. After painting Frida Kahlo in 2018 and seeing how influential and fruitful yet tragic her life was, he realised that he could respond to her story and paint her passionately, which he wanted to continue with Amy.
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