I have always been an avid fan of Shepard Fairey and the whole OBEY concept, for what he stands for and sets out to achieve. I had only been fortunate enough to experience one of his exhibitions before 'Sound & Vision' at the StolenSpace gallery in London, October 2014. So when I heard he would be in Paris, I immediately booked my flights and set out on my way to District 13, Paris to see 'Earth Crisis' at the Galerie Itinerrance. All of the artwork for the show was environmentally themed, so every art piece is created in blue and aqua tones to remind us we need clean air, water and vegetation to sustain the planet. The show consisted of letter press prints, mixed media paintings and collectable globe sculptures, each displaying Shepard's precision and preciseness style of art. In addition to the exhibition, were three large scale murals painted around District 13, I set out to find these and was certainly not disappointed upon finding them, this felt like an added bonus for me, after the enjoyment of the main exhibition itself.
'Earth Crisis' certainly asks a lot of questions, and it leads us to wonder, what are we really doing as a nation in the preservation of the environment, directly at the forms of sustainability, pollution and climate change.