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MEIR SREBRIANSKY
“Both sport, and art talk about the relationship of a body with conscience, with reality and its inherent limitations, how to play with it and how to find the cracks to go around and beyond.”

 

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Meir Srebriansky
“MY ART STYLE IS BASED ON EXACTLY THE SAME VALUES. SELF-EXPRESSION, THE ART OF SELF-LOVE.”

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Your artwork is full of color and bold elements, where is your major inspiration coming from?

Really from all over the place. My culture, growing up and now, my thoughts, the way I feel, the people around me, my surroundings in general. It has a lot to do with language, pre or post. Abstract or figurative elements, flat textures or heavily protruding chunks of resin in tension with each other to hopefully end up in a syntax that I mysteriously decide makes sense.

Are you a sports fan? What are your favorite sports to watch?

I love tennis, volleyball and swimming. I can also watch a good soccer game. My back doesn’t allow me to play tennis so much anymore, so I swim instead or play ping-pong. When I was younger I was on my BMX freestyler all day, I also played soccer and basketball in a team.

Do you see relation between arts and sports? Describe it

Well, both are probably a bodily expression within different frameworks. The work of Mathew Barney comes to mind. It’s definitely about limits, techniques and mastering skills to express something. What’s expressed in art is maybe more abstract, disembodied, at least in terms of purpose. I’m not a high level athlete so I can’t speak for them. But for me, both talk about the relationship of a body with conscience, with reality and its inherent limitations, how to play with it and how to find the cracks to go around and beyond.

The description of your collaboration with Rebecca contains a phrase: “success is measured by constant growth and fulfillment with joy and love”, what are your sources of joy and love?

Definitely my 3 children. Books as well. Drawing is a big source of content for me too. A meditation. For sure, people, over things. There’s, in my opinion, one source of Love, it’s everywhere, we just need the right vessels to benefit from it. Joy is a direct byproduct of Love.

Abstract art is usually full of hidden interpretations, are there any we can look for in your artwork for FOXYLAB NY?

I like to add scribbles and/or abstract elements out of the blue in tension with figuration. It’s just closer to the way I think. I play with them like we would play with an alphabet or random words, until the sentence seems right. There is a part of mystery I respect in paintings, and arts in general. In regards to interpretations, I just saw a post from Jerry Saltz about Leonard Cohen that made me smile: once, Leonard Cohen was reading a poem on the radio and the host asked him “what does the poem mean?” Cohen paused for a while — and read the entire poem again.

In our project, we united three very different industries, art, sport, and fashion, under one bar. How do you think they relate?

I love all 3 of them. I can relate to them too. They all deal with the mind/body problem. They all could be unpragmatic when reaching a certain level of mastership. They all struggle with the impurities of being enclosed in a marketing mindset, in order to survive, and it’s not a judgement, just a fact. Art is, by definition, unpragmatic or else it mutates and becomes advertising, design, etc. Romanticism in arts might be dead and buried, but the question of its purity is still relevant. It’s a tough question, as the definition of art is hard to pin down but it definitely navigates through any field that it encounters, may it be fashion, sports or elsewhere. Art invites itself everywhere.

“Do it with joy” white T-Shirt MEIR SREBRIANSKY x REBECCA SILVA $140

Describe contemporary street culture in 3 words

It’s a form of art. Art exists beyond the walls of museums and galleries and isn’t owned by anyone. The street culture exploded tremendously and blurred the lines between the art world and industry while invading pretty much every field. Design, Fashion, Toys, you name it, constantly pushing the limits and bending the dominant codes with the risk of gentrifying itself. I see a tremendous influence and synergy between sports and street culture, may it be musical or visual in sports. Especially with Basketball and skateboarding. End quote of Robert Filliou: «Art is what makes life more interesting than art.»

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