Rene Matić, Start Stomping, 2021
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This Edition is inspired by Rene’s commission for the upcoming Somerset House exhibition Beano: The Art of Breaking The Rules. Rene became interested in the black and red stripes worn by some of the characters and its similarity to the pan African flag. The pan African flag is made up of red, black and green. Red: the blood that unites all people of Black African ancestry, and shed for liberation, Black: Black people whose existence as a nation, though not a nation-state, is affirmed by the existence of the flag; and green: the abundant natural wealth of Africa (the motherland). Rene imagined a character called ‘Moonstomp’ who takes their name from the 1970 song ‘Skinhead Moonstomp’ by Symrip – a song about dancing to the moon and back. They (Moonstomp) wear red and black with no intention of finding home. Instead, they dance between space and time, existing without limitations.
A2 Giclée Print (420 x 594mm) | Archival reproduction on 255gsm Somerset Velvet pure cotton rag | Rolled in pH neutral, acid-free tissue paper | Packaged in 100mm diameter, 550mm length matt black tube. The series is time limited, with all orders collected throughout the 3-month period and dispatched on Monday 17 January 2022