ONETSHIRT presents the new collection in collaboration with guest designer Silvia Prada, a portrayal of iconic Hollywood figures that have each shaped and marked GENERATION X in their defining years. Prada's fine-drawn portraits are either juxtaposed by onomatopoeia that provide sonic context; WOOOO!, SHOOP!, SLASH!, KRASH!, PLASH!, FSHOM, CLASP - Or geometric compositions; loony remixes of 20th-century art movements such as Bauhaus, De Stijl and Russian Constructivism, that each commands a manifesto.The twelve featured works consist of artistic representations of subjects that include Drew Barrymore, Lisa Bonet, Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon, Corey Haim and Winona Ryder – All part of the 80’s and 90’s POP explosion that dominated the twenty-something culture and broadened their frame of reference to include pop-culture productions.This collection is a continuation of the artist’s fascination with the production of identity, human aesthetics and the ability to objectify all things POP. ONETSHIRT, besides featuring the 12 portraits on white t-shirts, expands the collection by combining and playing with Prada’s various visual elements to create additional t-shirts, sweatshirts and bomber jackets.
Silvia Prada, born in León, Spain, lives and works in New York. Her work as an illustrator and decorative artist is a monochromatic and geometric documentation of pop culture, capturing an at times fetishistic representation of select defining moments and iconography. Prada stepped into the illustration and art scene in 2000 by producing works for the late The Face magazine, and has since received assignments from magazine clients including V Magazine, Black Book, PIN-UP, Dazed & Confused, Fanzine137, Candy and EY! Magateen. Her works and large-scale illustration and/or poster installations have been exhibited in galleries and cultural institutions worldwide such as Colette, MoCA Shanghai, MUSAC and Deitch Projects. In 2012, she released the publishing project THE NEW MODERN HAIR: A STYLING CHART, followed by the critically acclaimed solo exhibition THE NEW MODERN HAIR in Los Angeles.