HOMME DU MONDE by Serigne Buck
(3100 x 3100 pixels, phygital artwork, 2022)
The artwork tackles the theme of communication and its relationship to self-expression. It showcases the struggle between conformity and expressing your true being. The goal of this collection is to inspire. It should encourage you to ask questions by learning about your own communication.
This design represents a face downwards from the nose with a beauty mark. A sewn shut mouth with hidden lettering behind the thread is in the focus. The typeface spells HOMME DU MONDE which translates to HUMAN OF THE WORLD. Pop art references from the ‘60s are shown in the vibrant color palette. It is a collection of three, each representing a unique color combination consisting of ten editions.
Serigne Buck was born in southern Germany and grew up in a very rural area. Due to his background of being half German and half Senegalese, he encountered racial tension and had to deal with being different from an early age.
His artistic journey started in 2017 by exploring the different elements of fashion. It quickly became a way of expressing himself and dealing with his inner conflicts.
In 2021 he started his own fashion label HOMME DU MONDE and designs art relating to current societal topics.
“Muted?” is a phygital NFT.
Phygitals are blending a digital experience with a physical one. In the case of “Muted?” you purchase the NFT and receive a physical bag that is uniquely designed in reference to the artwork.
Take a look at the collection here: