Bursting with Creativity, Agent X—Multimedia Collage Artist

By Agent X

Born in Kentucky and now living and working in Vancouver, Agent X creates experimental multimedia collages, paintings, and 2D artwork by appropriating iconic images from the 1920s. His work is an amalgamation of diverse cultures, past, present and future, and his collages are signatures of street intellectualism regarding commentaries on the urban experience. His work reflects on social consciousness and depicts the modern issues of today, underscoring contemporary issues of gun violence, politics and race. Agent X’s works burst with creativity, utilizing non-traditional and found materials to create an evocative and layered work of art. His work is influenced by artists such as Takashi Murakami, Romare Bearden, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Robert Rauschenberg. Continue reading Bursting with Creativity, Agent X—Multimedia Collage Artist

Should I Get a Tattoo?

In recent years tattooing has emerged to the forefront of popular consciousness, and has evolved into a highly stylized and valued fashion product for millions of middle-class consumers and celebrities alike.

The word Tattoo is said to be derived from the Polynesian word ‘ta’, meaning to ‘strike something’, and the Tahitian word ‘tatau’, meaning to ‘mark something.’ The tattooed remains of ancient peoples have been discovered across the globe, evidence of tattooing’s long practice, dating back more than 5000 years1. It is said that the first tattoos were likely created by accident; someone had a small wound, and rubbed it with a hand that was dirty with soot and ashes from the fire, and, upon the wound having healed, the ashen mark remained permanently Continue reading Should I Get a Tattoo?