Capism Your investment is my playground

November 20, 2012

American (Obama) idol beef

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , — cap @ 12:59 pm

The beef about the Obama piece in Yangon by Night have got way to much attention in national, international media and social forums. Some arguing it was a flirt with the media due to timing of Obama´s visit, some might say it is a tribute (as the writer does) or it is just a wall painting plain and simple. Toy or writer, you judge. In my opinion the only good part in this story is the actual outcome. The execution of the second piece was way better then the first one and the result is pretty good and I become happy when I look at it.

Graffiti in Myanmar is quite a new phenomenon (Dear journalists, it is NOT a result of the country opening up; it is just a comfy shortcut for you when you write the articles) and what makes me happy these days is that we can actually talk about Myanmar graffiti and street art. And this is where concept and long tradition of beef/battle in hip-hop becomes interesting. We can back stab each other, pissing on each other’s timelines and we can go over each other’s pieces in the streets, it is all part of the game. It might look childish, and I feel sorry for anyone´s piece being painted over, but what it actually does is improving us as artists, as vandals, it triggers us to become bigger and better because by the end of the day graffiti is all about style.

You can read (in English) an interview with the writer that did the piece in Myanmar Times

November 19, 2012

Lay low *Sold

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — cap @ 12:08 pm

Lay low, 2012, ink on paper, 56 X 77 cm. Sold

what can I say, thank you so much for supporting my art. Your investment is truely my playground.

Also, I just witnessed the historical arrival of president Obama at Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s house. There are some incredible changes here in Myanmar for sure but we should not forget what is happening daily around us. This was my first reaction when the Eagle left the building:

“During the first outbreak of violence in Rakhine state an acquaintance to me in Myanmar posted or “liked” the facebook post “we should treat them as Palestinians” (the Rohingyas, my remark) I couldn’t think of a more awful comment in this time! Obama, now when you increasing your engagement with Myanmar and continuing supporting the Israel government, don’t forget that people in #Rakhine in #Kachin in #Gaza and many other places doesn’t have a home, a land nor security and they constantly living in fear of bullets and grenades.” (from my twitter account @duelling_banjos)

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