The New Beginnings Collection symbolises the strength of women; the darkness and light that embodies the feminine spirit. Representing resilience and endurance, each piece captures its own elements to empower, encourage and inspire. As Szabotage’s first collection since moving on to his own new beginnings, it demonstrates a new development in his style and techniques used in his True Reflections collection.
Szabotage depicts layered stencils as a visual language, with iconic symbols painted beneath the portraits of women. Each stencil is hand drawn and hand cut, and is positioned to create a collage of narratives. The varied graphic components create an image that breaks down into multiple meanings. Szabotage explores familiar images and cultural symbols, intending for every individual experience of the artwork to
be unique. Icons and emblems are understood through the filter of the viewer, and interpreted on a very personal level, allowing the viewer to develop their own narrative and connection.
The Collaboration story
Szabotage reflects upon a new beginning, after the artist's departure from Hong Kong
following an eight-year sojourn, and subsequent resettlement in the United Kingdom. However, this collection is not solely a product of the artist's relocation. Rather, it has been inspired by Rachaele, also known as Part-Time Working Mummy, who is a double Sunday Times bestselling author. Not only is she blogging and bringing up six humans, Rachaele also fights for awareness of domestic violence. Rachaele opened Torbay's first women's centre - a safe hub to support women and children.
Szabotage created four artworks and the Visionary pieces is an exclusive collboration with R.E.B.L! .
Think about and plan the future you want to see. Pursuing one’s goal and setting out to achieve. Making the break and taking the leap.
Visionary prints exclusively available through r.e.b.l