'Jordans' by Antoine Tava
Dimensions: 20 x 26 Inches
Medium: Hand-pulled Screen Print on 310 gsm Somerset Paper
Provenance: Hand-signed and numbered by the artist. Comes with original COA from Station 16
Edition: Limited Edition of 25 (#17/25)
ABOUT THE ART
Antoine Tava shares the idea behind the Midnight Drips collection is that there are always two sides to every story told. Through this collection, Antoine Tava reveals a part of his alter ego. On one side, you have the glowing moon that represents a deep sense of vulnerability. The moon is a warm-natured and loving symbol, something people relate to and puts them at ease. On the other hand, the lunar eclipse represents our hidden truths waiting to be uncovered and reveal themselves to the light of day.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Antoine Tavaglione (aka TAVA) is a Montreal-based painter, muralist, and illustrator. Not one to shy away from the spotlight, he has made waves with his controversial mix of Pop Art, political banter and high fashion. TAVA takes an omnivorous approach to both low and high culture, interacting with its symbols and cult figures through his tongue-in-cheek style and signature ‘dripping’ visual effect. Navigating between the artistic and commercial worlds, he places himself in the posterity of artists who have recognized and incorporated mercantile principles into their artistic practices.
TAVA first became known for his trademark illustration the “Screaming Heart”. Charged with multiple meanings, his screaming heart not only refers to heartache, but also to the emotions that are suppressed, digested and repressed. Through the staging of these figures, TAVA aims to exteriorize these paralyzing emotions by juxtaposing them with the many humorous and political references that characterize his work.
TAVA has exhibited his work in New York, Miami, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Dubaï, and Barcelona, to name a few. After acquiring his Bachelor’s degree in visual arts at Concordia University, he debuted his artistic career as an art director. He has collaborated with numerous companies such as Adidas, Nike, Vans, Toms, and Ford, and applied his own signature to products and commercial spaces.