As immigrants who were born outside of Australia & who's mother tongue isn't English, we have always been intrigued, amused & entertained by the 'colloquialism' language of our relocated home.
We believe that in many ways this approach towards communication & expression of ideas best describes our attitudes & lifestyle as a people, not only on a discourse level, but also as a representation of the multicultural melting pot that we are.
Our current 'language' as a nation, verbal, visual or other, doesn't stem from a single place & its diverse points of origins surrounds us on a daily basis, thus allowing each distinct culture within its borders to add towards the 'language' that is our way of life.
On a secondary degree the piece also revolves around the theme of 'home' & the feeling of displacement often felt between the place of relocation, commonly outside of your control as a youth, & your region of birth.
Pandarosa, or the PANDAS as they are often referred to, are the brainchild behind Ariel Aguilera & Andrea Benyi.
Originally hailing from Chile and Hungary, they joined forces in Melbourne & are currently based in Berlin. One of them was born on the 30th December, which unfortunately means receiving the usual ‘two in one’ present & both enjoy riding their bikes while looking up, which isn't always safe.
Their work expands a wide range of approaches, including figurative illustration, abstract dreamscapes, bold iconic designs, detailed hand-drawn lines, nature inspired organic forms & pattern based imagery.
The duo's large-scale murals adorn the walls of Copenhagen's Hotel Fox & their 3D installation pieces have been featured at the Salon International de la Lingerie, Paris. They've decorated the pages of Frame, Icon, (inside) and Poster with their illustrations & have been utilised by various galleries, theatre & dance companies for their cultural graphic work.
Pandarosa have a commitment towards developing their own perspectives of thinking, feeling and researching in their work & through them aim to not only describe but also stimulate the imagination, thus showing the possibility of a tight coexistence between design and art.