The style's visual aesthetic (often stylized as "ＡＥＳＴＨＥＴＩＣＳ", with fullwidth characters) incorporates early Internet imagery, late 1990s web design, glitch art, and cyberpunk tropes, as well as anime, Greco-Roman statues, and 3D-rendered objects. VHS degradation is another common effect seen in vaporwave art. Generally, artists limit their source material between Japan's economic flourishment in the 1980s, nostalgic themes from 1980s and 1990s computer operating systems and video game consoles, and dot-com bubble burst of 2001.
The complexity of its shape is in direct correlation with the undeniable difficulty of its fabrication, which is part and parcel of this project's artistic process. The primitive brutality of the work has been developed with contemporary finesse, while the geometry and stereotomy of the angular structure demand specific steps during fabrication, in line with the meticulous techniques of the stonemasons. The ornamental elements, details of solemn classicism, rise up like mythological scenes and bear witness to the inimitably French quality of the work. A sophisticated and innovative exploration of materials allows for the creation of the fabric and the stuffing, giving admirable proof of the richness of the materials used.
VaporWave Skull by HAROW
150 cm x 120 cm x 110 cm.
Structure of reinforced fiberglass / Steel internal frame.
Spray paint by HAROW / HAROW fabric.
Numbered models / Limited edition of 3.
Photos Stefan Mucchielli.