YOUNG DESIGNER’S PANACHE SHOWCASES AT DUTDIGIFEST
By: Mary-Anne Isaac
A second year graphic design student, Trent Sukdeo, aspires to not only exhibit his flair for art but also affect people’s perception about street art and its forms at the DUTDigiFest.
Street art and graffiti art has formed part of the modern urban scene which can be seen in public spaces.
Street art can be a powerful tool setting a platform for reaching the public with themes or messages undermining misconceptions and reclaiming the streets through art forms.
“The festival has everything except street art,” said Sukdeo.
“I intend to add elements of street art and graffiti, this will give people the opportunity to see what a blank canvas is all about to the end result,” added Sukdeo.
The theme of this setting ‘Secret Wars’ emerges from an international underground art event, where crews compete with ideas and designs. The crew that best pleases the crowd wins.
Sukdeo during his spare time exhibits his creativity through his informal business, Liquid Vinyl, where he and a friend engage in designing, painting, tattoo designs and printing for company contracts, corporately branding their company.
His chilled out and carefree personality reflects his versatility and creativity in his designs. Sukdeo hates mundane work and aims to create visuals of appeal sending his message across, yet at the same time stimulating different feelings.
Sukdeo’s goals after attaining his qualifications are working at Hirt & Carter as a freelance designer, registering his business and creating a good client list.
Young designers or artists who would like to be involved can participate in this creative expression. All are welcome. The graffiti board would be displayed across the court yard wall and anyone with a knack for art can display their artistic flair with black spray paint and markers provided.