Infinite Inception 2: The Lost

Infinite Inception 2: The Lost
Written by Darnell Jordan

On June 25th, digital artist Edo held an eclectic soiree where he unveiled his latest collection, Infinite Inception 2: The Lost.

Upon entering, I was greeted by a life-sized cut-out of Edo, which everyone had the chance to write a brief message on. The room was full of eager art-enthusiasts with energy that vibrated off the walls.

Edo’s new collection is a raw display of his non-existent relationship with his father. It summarizes everything he has ever wanted to say to him. He cleverly expresses this by creating portraits of influential people the world has lost both literally and figuratively. A distinct emotion is embodied in each piece, and represents a different chapter in Edo’s life. He included attributes that pay homage to the subject of the portraits as well.

Infinite Inception 2: The Lost stood out to me, because of how Edo chose to present it. The show began with a posted statement by him explaining his inspiration behind the collection. From there, attendees were able to view each piece in a chronological order. It began with a portrait of Kurt Cobain (“SAD + UPSET”), and ended with a portrait of the late great DJ Timbuck II (“LOVE”). In between was a collection of eight other thought provoking pieces that took me on a roller-coaster ride of Edo’s self-growth. There is a bonus piece titled “Grateful”, which is dedicated to Edo’s ex-girlfriend Yani. She was a major part of his support system throughout this journey.

The viewing experience was heightened by attempting to find the subliminal messages that Edo is known to use in all of his collections. He allows you in so much through his art, that you almost feel as if you’re intruding. Edo plans to gift the “LOVE” portrait of DJ Timbuck II to DJ Timbuck II’s parents.

The event was co-hosted with Jordan Chollette of Chollette Photography and Terrell Johnson, Founder and Editor-In-Chief of SWGRUS magazine. Jordan presented a new dream-like collection of photography, while Terrell displayed the newest issue of his innovative magazine. The trio are best friends, and extremely supportive of each others’ brands. In 2015, they held their very first showcases together. It was only natural for them to do it again.  

“Our first show was overwhelming. We didn’t expect it to do what it did. It catapulted us to another level in our respective fields. So we had to do another one, because it really just made sense. Same formula, just a higher level of work,” says Edo.

Other fresh additions on display included a “Where’s Edo” jigsaw and puzzle, as well as Trilogy merchandise.

A major thing that is evident to me after observing all three brands in motion is that a movement has begun. A movement with a new generation of creative minds who are sharing a modern prospective of the world we live in.

When it came time for me to write something on the life-sized cut-out of Edo, I briefly scanned all the other messages, hoping to find inspiration for something meaningful to say. I chose to write “Keep creating the world you want to live in”. That’s exactly what he seems to be doing. Stay tuned!

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