Urban contemporary artist Unwell Bunny (also known as Ed Bechervaise) opens his new exhibition ‘Super Psychology’ in January 13th 2017 at Besser Space in Melbourne.
A study into the American psyche, the body of work takes part over two time periods. From 6 weeks travelling through New York, LA, San Francisco with observations of American fast food psychology.
And then a second part series, in Melbourne seeing these works for a second time with the figurative edge of the female form.
Its a suggestive dichotomy between the past subconscious experience and the present observational one occurs and takes the viewer into a contemporary lifestyle setting. Whilst still experiencing bursts of subliminal psychology as the American infused imagery punctures the background.
Ed has shown his work in Amsterdam, New York and most recently a solo show in Paris. With its global sensibility and edgy urban undertones, Ed’s motivations are both to be pleasing aesthetically while also disruptive emotionally, triggering questions in the viewer, which is both inward and outwardly focused. A super psychology of self-discovery.
In the lead up to the show, opening Friday 13 January 2017, Ed took some time with our boy in Melbourne, Damo, to chat about all things Unwell.
Can you introduce yourself, and explain how you came to be where you are now?
Unwell Bunny: I’m Unwell Bunny (also known as Ed Bechervaise). My art story starts in Adelaide in Australia, I was a graffiti artist early on. I did some art study in Adelaide then I moved to Melbourne. In Melbourne I discovered ‘street art’ it was new and exciting, I started following it, and then got into it myself. Over time my graffiti back ground and street art interest has merged. I’m investigating neo cubism and am creating pop expressionism; it’s a bit of a departure from direct graffiti influences but I still use mediums from my graffiti days and will almost certainly always be part of the genre.