Posted by Geoff April 16, 2007

Ah Neckface - apparently the next Jean-Michel Basquiat. Yes, I know all art is, by its very nature, prescriptive and open to personal interpretation but this guy is hyped beyond all reason.

I've even seen the phrase "saviour of street art" in a fair few articles on him. Or the reference to the "DIY ethic"....the whatnow? He drew it! Himself! I'm blown, really.

It's the sort of thing a 16 year old dons their physics textbook with because the teacher is bollocking on about diffraction (see I DID listen once...). Does that make everyone who scribbles down with the DIY ethic

Maybe it's not his fault and that it's the self-important critics and hyperbeasts who see themselves as the purveyors of cool that are fuelling the hyperbole. Latch on to a guy and see what happens.

You could argue that Mondrain's work was just some straight black lines and a few blocks of colour but it's also so much more than that. I look at Neckface and just see some rubbish doodles.

Also notice that the god awful piece below his is an anagram of "ARSE". How appropriate.


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