New Collection: Oblivious

New Collection: Oblivious

This week marked the debut of my latest collection, “Oblivious.”

As part of the Oblivious collection launch, I’ve collaborated with OurTypes, an international studio and online gallery co-founded by British Street Artist Ben Eine. OurTypes is renowned for showcasing the work of some of the world’s most prominent Street Artists, including D*Face, Faile, Stik, and Banksy.

Our collaboration discussions began after my participation in their ‘Decks’ show back in 2022. Last year, I proposed the concept for this collection, and I was thrilled to discover that they shared my enthusiasm for the idea. Since January, I’ve been diligently planning, creating test pieces, and refining the vision until I achieved precisely what I envisioned.

Together, we’ve meticulously crafted a collection of 50 prints, each sized B2 (50x70cm). Every print features a unique variation, ensuring that each piece stands as a true original. When you explore the full collection, you’ll uncover the full scale of individuality within each artwork.

I’m now thrilled that it has reached the launch stage. What excites me about this collection is not too dissimilar to that of “Rich Enough to be Batman.”Initially, it beckons with a smile, but as the narrative unfolds, it veers onto a distinct path—one that may diverge from its initial facade.

To see more, visit OurTypes online, or if you prefer an in-person experience, check out my gallery where 10 pieces are currently exhibiting until Saturday, March 23rd.

Oblivious balloon flowers by artist Heath Kane

About the collection:

We humans are voracious consumers. Whether it’s something grand, shiny, or brand new, we’re drawn to it. The allure lies not in the object itself, but in how it makes us feel. Yet, when faced with urgent threats like climate change and ecological collapse, why do we persistently make choices that may endanger our very survival?

Consider these whimsical balloon flowers. On one hand, we’re acutely aware that plastics wreak havoc on our environment. On the other hand, their appeal is hard to resist.

This collection acts as a reflection of society, highlighting the inherent paradox we encounter while addressing climate change. How can we simultaneously oppose something while being irresistibly drawn to it? Are we vandalising our environment for simple pleasures? Beyond this lies a deeper truth: we’re all complicit in our inaction. Instead of course-correcting, we escalate our destructive behavior. We trade regular cars for gleaming gas-guzzling larger ones, embark on long-haul flights to exotic destinations, and replace natural resources with synthetic alternatives – all in the name of cost-effectiveness. Our reckless frenzy of consumption continues, fueled by the subconscious hope that someone else will solve the crisis.

In this battle between survival instincts and conflicting motivations, we grapple with a profound question: When will we recognize that the things we consume comes at a bigger price?

Oblivious balloon flowers exhibiting at Heath Kane Gallery

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