Wheatpaste is a liquid adhesive used to post paper advertisements on buildings, construction sites, over existing wheatpastes, etc. Wheatpasting could be considered vandalism, street art, or simply overlooked entirely. But living in New York City, constantly surrounded by ads, I'm tired of being told where to shop and what to buy. Essentially told what to do. Being a creative myself, I feel some type of way towards society's superficial, instant gratification regression we're making as humanity. With my experience in production, I see how the true arts get overlooked when greed and selfishness take over in advertising.
Nheatpaste formed its name in the process by which I create the work. I spend early morning hours waiting for certain ads to be pasted in the street. Before it drys, I scratch through the top layer of paper bringing new colors to the existing image. Then photograph my 'vandalism', print, paint, re-paste, and frame. These are my mini forms of corporate destruction. Each piece is classified as an Issue. Like in a magazine, a topic up for debate, or distributing an item for sale. This is an ongoing series. 7 pieces have been completed focused on the modeling and music industries. I could describe my work as grungy and dirty, I love getting my hands dirty. But in the end, the way I put everything together, every brushstroke is precise and purposeful. I clean it up. Straight lines, sharp corners... something I would hang on my wall. Not brought in from the street.
-Mackenzie Anne Spindler