Snez & Spray “The Unglaubliche Crotte (The Awesome Shit)” @ Egg Gallery
While there were two massive show openings in Collingwood on Friday night [coming up next], there was no way I could ignore this smaller one just up the road from two very talented Parisians. Snez and Spray are two great writers whose work I’ve predominantly seen on Tumblr since their arrival to our yards earlier this year, I had seen a handful of their pieces in person mainly around Fitzroy too. There’s a lot of that great European style throughout there work, bold lines and ton of colour, if you like your cartoons then this is a show for you.
Although I was familiar with these two guys’ work, I still wasn’t quite sure as to what to expect from what they put on canvas and when I walked in, I was impressed to say the least. As mentioned before, full of bright bold colours with solid black lines, the two writers has presented a show with a great amount of personality and consistancy, while standing out on its own amongst the swag of shows that’s going on around Melbourne at the moment. This one isn’t so much about art, rather their art, two young guys who have so far developed a style of work which suits them just fine, a style which looks like it can be adapted to any thing they see fit. Whether it be animals or characters, Snez and Spray will bring their own version to the table, while remaining fun and easy on the eyes.
This show, in a way remind me of the one presented by France’s DMV Crew from earlier this year, it doesn’t feel like it was greatly planned and the artists did what they could in the time given. That’s not saying it lacks anything, but I think it gives the show a certain energy, there are no old pieces passed down from previous one, everything is still bright and still fresh, no time for outlines, just straight from the brain to the canvas. I’m also enjoying the current trend of found objects becoming canvas’ and this show would have to be one of the best examples of the idea that I’ve seen so far. Snez and Spray paint and draw on paper, wallpaper, tiles and even a Coolabah wine box, something you definately won’t find else where. I love seeing international artists mix with our culture, it’s always interesting to see what comes out, this show has some fantastic interpretations of that.
If this show seems to be to your liking, head on down to Egg Gallery in Collingwood and have a look for yourself, there’s a heap of work to be seen and it’s definately worth a look, get there before May 6!