The Jakarta Post
Sneakers with artwork created by artists are exhibited in a charity auction by retailer Our Daily Dose and sneaker illustrator group KIKS. (Kompas.com/Kahfi Dirga Cahya)
Sneakers and apparel retailer Our Daily Dose (ODD), along with sneakers illustrator group KIKS, collaborated with four artists for the “In Art We Trust” charity program.
The artists, namely Muklay, Alipjon, Mandy CJ and Ganiks, were asked to combine sneaker culture and art on sneakers. The artists were given the freedom to create, and the sneakers were then framed to be auctioned to the public. Proceeds will go to natural disaster victims through kitabisa.com.
The sneakers are currently being exhibited at the Our Daily Dose shop in Pondok Indah Mall 2, South Jakarta, and visitors may bid in the auction, starting from Rp 3 million (US$211.4). The auction will close on Jan. 22 and the result will be announced on Jan. 24.
Artist Muklay, who painted an Air Force 1 sneaker, told kompas.com that he had tried to visualize how humans may not know what will happen in the future, including natural disasters, through “unidentified creatures”. He inserted bright colors as a symbol of hope after a disaster.
Sneaker with artwork by Muklay. (Kompas.com/Kahfi Dirga Cahya)
Ganiks, who created with an Adidas Prophere, gave his trademark touch of collages. “The collage has a number of layers, just like life itself,” he said.
Sneaker with artwork by collage artist Ganiks. (Kompas.com/Kahfi Dirga Cahya)
Meanwhile, taking inspiration from cave paintings, Alipjon drew on an Air Force 1 and sent out a message to live passionately.
Sneaker with artwork by Alipjon. (Kompas.com/Kahfi Dirga Cahya)
Taking a different move from the other artists, Mandy CJ left an Adidas Superstar in its original color while creating a design of Adidas founder Adolf Dassler as the sneakers’ backdrop.
Sneaker with artwork in backdrop by Mandy CJ. (Kompas.com/Kahfi Dirga Cahya)
“This is a tribute to Adolf Dassler,” she said. (wng)
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