Bumblebeelovesyou began his work on abandoned buildings in the town of Downey in South East Los Angeles County. He has created large-scale mural works and architectural interventions throughout the US, often under the auspices of raising awareness for social issues such as youth homelessness. Preoccupied thematically with the progress of time and change, Bumblebee creates thoughtful works about transition and the coming of age. Hopeful and reminiscent, though at times unsettling, his depictions of youth are set in stark contrast to the urban contexts in which they appear.
Nonetheless, his works manage to convey a feeling of incorruptible buoyancy; a remembrance of light in the midst of unavoidable darkness. With an investment and awareness for social and environmental themes, his images remind us of the invaluable gift of beginnings, and the shared responsibility of ensuring continuity.
The artist bumblebeelovesyou says, ” Sometimes, for me, it’s best to stay away from influence and just focus on beeing myself. I guess that might bee strange for some people, but I really think in order to push the boundaries you must purposefully try and bee uninfluenced by anyone, but maybe try and reference these artists from time to time just in case people ask ?.”
It was a pleasure at Thinkspace with the owner Andrew and bumbleebeelovesyou. Thank you again, for the “School’s Out & Off the Hook” pieces for the collection.