The image of a skull is timeless, a permanent reminder of our own impermanence, and has been covered in art since times began. In the early Renaissance a skull would be kept on the desk as an ornament along with the phrase “Memento Mori” (“Remember you will die.”) and the same obsession has remained until today when we are casting them from platinum and encrusting them with over eight thousand diamonds. One artist, however, has taken it upon himself to undertake a three year long quest to explore our fascination with the humble cranium, everything it is, does and makes us feel.
So-Cal skate company, Gravis, is hosting a photo exhibition and skate contest in Antwerp. We wouldn’t normally blog anything this heavily branded, unless it was a VNA collab, but Gravis are pretty legit and this looks kinda exciting.
Creative Departures is about exploring through travel, skating, art, music, culture and cuisine. Represented through a series of videos, it is a collective interpretation of their travels and the inspirations they draw from them.
Featuring work by creative Gravis team riders and affiliates, the pop-up exhibit will showcase artists and photographers Arto Saari, Mark Oblow, Danny Fuller, Ryan Allan, George Thompson, Taylor Dunfee, Dan Funderburgh, Russell Houghten, Kassia Meador, Davy Van Laere, Miika Saksi and Stijn Claikens.
For more info, visit www.gravisfootwear.com.