Felipe Yung “flip”, bio and intro to Listen Clothing Collab + photos. 2011
Amongst large brushes and paint, Felipe Yung cultivates roots, reasons in organic textures in a singular way and brings to paper uniquely shaped images, influenced by his tireless researches on Asian culture. His history begins at the neighborhood of Vila Mariana in São Paulo, and it reaches as far as Moscow. Paintings and spray-paints, which transcend trends and tell the history of Brazilian Graffiti.
His work permeates various worlds. Flip works through the peaceful coexistence of certain oppositions such as figurative and abstract. In a contemporary gesture he conjugates figurative and abstraction, such as his painted trees which when seen up close are no longer the figure of a tree but abstract lines, camouflage.
It’s also in the key of life and death that the artist works the question of pop in his figure. Solid beings containing high dosage of popism which on their peculiarity demonstrate an indescribable frailty, many times having us think that were they to leave the walls which they were painted on, they wouldn’t have much time left in life. Nothing more alive and spontaneous than pop and culture, but also nothing more fleeting.