Agent X, ‘Bboy mkono kupanda’, 2017, Flat Space Art
Agent X, ‘Bboy mkono kupanda’, 2017, Flat Space Art

Agent X is an experimental multimedia artist, working at the forefront of contemporary art with a unique aesthetic that juxtaposes pop culture, fashion, music, politics and race. His memorable moniker hints at the ungraspable nature of his art, which shifts from piece to piece, never the same while always seeking to probe the role of the artwork. Poignantly, the name Agent X also alludes to a brutal moment in American history: X signifies the last name commonly given to African American slaves and, working under this pseudonym, the elusive artist strives to honour the victims of this history, seeing himself as “a slave to my art in a twisted way.”

Inspired by the style of Breakdancing that originated primarily during the mid-1970s in the Bronx. B-boying is typically danced to hip-hop, funk music, and especially breakbeats, where modern trends have now allowed for a much wider varieties of music along certain ranges of tempo and beat patterns. In reflection of this powerful and non-restrictive dance style, Agent X has the figure wrapped in graffiti texts and images in juxtaposition with the solid block yellow, and represent a challenge to traditional imagery and styles.

Limited Edition of 20.

About Agent X