Stencil and screen-print paint on 9 eco-friendly PU Spläsh 13” backpacks (black, SKU8001)
146 x 89cm
Signed by artist in on bottom right corner
Artwork is mounted on a wooden backboard
”Astro” is based on the record setting event from 2012, where Felix Baumgartner succeeded in his 38 969 metres space dive. Artist Ricardo Rodriguez describes ”Astro” as his unique interpretation of an event in history where bodily constraints were not in play and how one person could conquer set beliefs on what was not considered humanly possible.
”I’ve always found inspiration in unique, strong mindsets and how people find ways to question everything around them. Baumgartner is a pioneer in his field and is one of the few people who have traversed the edge of space. On this particular piece I got the chance to paint on Gaston Luga’s Spläsh backpacks, which has been an amazing alternative to my usual canvas works.”
- Ricardo Rodriguez