THE WWAF @ ARENA GALLERY: OCCASIONAL SUPERSTAR V. DAN THE MAN
The WWAF (World Wide Arts Federation) is a place where artists can exhibit their alter ego as well as their artistic abilities and determine what really is at the core of creative competition… who’s the baddest. What you say matters just as much as what you create. Those with the sharpest wit and quickest paint brushes reign supreme. Artists are encouraged to talk trash, paint and talk more trash. It’s like taking the swagger of Rick Flair and mixing it with the skill of Bob Ross to create a whole lot of awesome!
Historically, artists have always sharpened their skill through healthy bouts of competition. A young Michelangelo found himself in a silent duel with master craftsman Leonardo Da Vinci, which was devilishly orchestrated by the infamous Medici family. During the dawn of Modern Art, Matisse had a rivalry with Picasso that at first showed their disdain for each other’s work, but evolved into a sort of friendly showdown. Salvador Dali even turned on his own surrealist movement, challenging their positions through a war of words and pictures, refusing to be trapped in a creative box and going on to display his genius.
The WWAF simply takes this timely practice of creative competition and skill building and molds it into a phantasmagorical yet easily digestible morsel of art history to satisfy even the most ravenous artistic appetite.