t.w.five

Studio F-1 

Adhesive Vinyl

Artist Statement

Art duo t.w.five takes a collaborative approach to their art-making. Coming from different artistic practices, silkscreen printing/photography and painting, and from different continents, Europe and South America, t.w.five's work, at its core, reflects a collective representation of their individual journeys. t.w.five joins shared experiences into a vibrant, welcoming landscape that reflects the positive nature of multiculturalism and cultural globalization. 

t.w.five begins their creative process with a deep dive into the Google image search abyss. Using atypical search terms, they source imagery from politically charged historical moments. They re-contextualize the event into a semi-abstracted, technicolor environment, adding modern inclusion and relatability. Working with two minds and four hands, the duo makes use of three items only: scissors, x-acto knives and a wide selection of colorful self-adhesive, vinyl. The hand-cut shapes start as nonobjective elements building up into recognizable subjects. The form is molded from many layers of material, much like a sculptor or painter might do. The result is a delicate balance of bold open space with intricate and complex shapes and cuts. 

The surprising use of a utilitarian material coupled with t.w.five’s unique technique and deep understanding of form and color, offers a new way for audiences to experience the expressive, storytelling abilities of art. The duo’s main artistic goal is to create work that is for everyone—not just the art educated eye.

Recent Works

Artwork installation

Public Art installation at a hospital

Artwork installation

Mural

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Website

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