Another talented Australian export based in New York City. If you have joined a walking tour of Bushwick’s street art landscape, you may have unknowingly snapped a Vexta mural.
The immediate allure of a Vexta piece, aside from the sheer size of the murals, are the uses of colour, shapes and realism, after delving further, one notices a repeating motif, the skull… Yvette, like many Aussies, has grown up with a taste of wanderlust. While on vacation as a 10 year old, she visited the Crypts of Kutna Hora. To visitors, the fascinating crypt of yesteryear is a medieval marvel, to a 10 year old Yvette, the walls of skulls and bones were a fascinating piece of art made of people, the “last reminders of life”.
Being noticed not only by the Brooklyn community, in 2015 the United Nations World Food Program collaborated with Vexta and 5 other Brooklyn artists in San Salvador, El Salvador. The program, Conect-Arte, is an initiative which promotes positive change in the community through creative workshops. Follow the link to read more.