Drawing from his own cultural heritage, American artist Srinjoy has created an exciting and accessible contemporary language which amalgamates a wide range of street art techniques, from spray painting to graffiti. His witty yet thought-provoking portraits provide a fascinating social commentary on modern life, challenging our concept of celebrity by placing familiar faces in humorous alternative realities. He is intrigued by the theme of ‘Utopia’ -an imagined society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens – and his work explores the tension between this imagined ideal and the impossibility of achieving it. His influences range from internet meme culture, vintage Bollywood billboards, Dada collages and visual sampling in Street Art/Graffiti to ecology and identity politics, and his work is sometimes a mirror reflecting the contemporary experience, and at other times a portal to an alternative world.
“The internet and digital image making technologies have completely changed the production and dissemination of art objects. The 21st century is an exciting place for an artist willing to embrace the new technology and combine it with traditional processes.”