That picture just makes you stop and stare. Â With millions of things vying for your attention all at once, you soon find that the confusion creates a level of excitement that completes the piece. Â The above picture is entitled “My London”; aptly put when you take into consideration the volumes of pop culture that London spits out every year. Â Remember the punk fad in America? Â Well they’re the ones we got it from back when the middle-class wasn’t too happy about the establishment.
But I digress; the piece is done by the artist Vince Fraser, a 37 year old London based digital artist with huge roots in 1970’s pop culture. Â On closer inspection of the vibrant piece you can find major symbols used in London’s pop art; that is to say commercial symbols taken out of context and recontextualized into art. Â The double-decker bus, theÂ yasar-arafatÂ scarf, the buggy car, and more if you take the time to see for yourself. Â The most interesting part of this work, and as you’ll find throughout the rest of the pictures I’m going to post, is the heavily laden afro-centric themes of the funk period. Â I don’t know how big Funk was in London, but he manages to capture it with such skill that even my father and his afro would enjoy it. Â Below are other images by Fraser.
If you want to see more of his work you should check out his website:Â http://www.vincefraser.com where you can find his myspace if you ever want to get in contact with him. Â I wish that I could get the chance to collaborate on a project with him. Â And in Fraser’s own words: “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others”.