Contemporary hip-hop like contemporary fine art is made up of a variety of sub-genres and styles. Themes from the old school era and golden age of hip-hop are still influential in contemporary hip-hop culture.
During the mid-1980’s hip-hop entered a golden age of expression and the culture flourished and became part of the mainstream. With this success came a new sensibility, attitude and visual identity.
“I’m interested in the relationship between the abstract and the figurative. The challenge is to the viewer. I aim to challenge their perspective of reality and see how far my work will take them.” – Willian Santos in discussion with featherblend.
Hip-Hop and Fine Art have not always been considered as close artistic allies, but they have both become dominant forces in popular culture. Both genres have created their own traditions…