Clashing emblematic images resembling visual citations of different historical eras are arranged in a unusual yet well composed setting. Famous art works from Pop Art, Classical Modernism as well as Comic Characters are juxtaposed. In the exhibited paintings the observer sees Tom Wesselmann’s nudes, Von Gogh’s sunflowers or Keith Haring figures staging with Japan comic hero Son Goku, Disneys popular Micky Mouse or Pokémon’s Pikachu. Under the rather generic title of the exhibition Speedy Graphito actually wants to express his feelings towards globalization and history of art.
Globalization implements the concept of synthesizing cultures of the world in order to create a unique representation, which is understood by everyone. Therefore the artist remixes images of different origins and eras, creating a image of the contemporary period of time. In the eyes of Speedy Graphito art has always been a reflection of the respective epoch, thus art has always been an expression of the inherent philosophy of each era. According to the artist we now live in the age of sampling, recycling and even remixing, which is conveyed by paintings. Finally the paintings show a renewal of our past based on iconic imagery of the collective mind.