Billboards Hacker was born 20 miles apart from Van Gogh and Cezanne Studio in the beautiful daylight of Provence. He has been painting skies since he was five years old. Traveling around the world for his art he took advantage of every trip to capture more sky scenes with photography and video. He learned trompe l’oeil (trick the eyes) at Van Der Kelen Superior Painting Institute in Brussels. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Medal and Jury’s distinction and started working as the Assistant Director of the Institute. He also studied at the Ateliers des Beaux Arts de Paris in France. His work is owned by many private collectors in more than 24 countries, including The Francis J. GREENBURGER Collection, The Art Omi International Collection and the New York National Arts Club permanent collection.
Billboards Hacker seeks to convey this vital message through society’s most decadent advertising channel: gigantic billboards. These billboards that once programmed us to buy, use, consume, and discard our limited resources have now been reprogrammed by Billboards Hacker to display a new message: “What have I done today to end Climate Change?”
Through his paintings, videos, and photographs depicting the city and sky, Billboards Hacker uses his years of research and observation of light to exhibit peaceful visuals while displaying a message about climate change. By seeing the city and sky—together with his message of climate change—Billboards Hacker seeks to remind everyone of our duty to preserve our fragile planet.
Not only has this message of climate change become an integral part of his artwork, but this message will also leap from the canvas to the real thing as part of a public art project in New York City. While still in its nascent stages, Billboards Hacker plans to display the same message of climate change on actual billboards throughout the city, from Times Square to other iconic places. The money from sales of his artwork, along with private and public sponsors, will help make this historic public exhibit possible.
The collection is BILLBOARDS TAGS: Made from original photos, printed as an old affiche on recycled paper, glued on old wall texture, with spray paint and acrylic pen over it, on canvas.
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