Piece description from the artist
One persons live doesn’t hang on the decision of one person or does it. Choice, a very difficult question that other can answer quickly for us , but only because they are not us. Negative situations arise yet positive spin can be placed. One never will know the full spectrum of their decisions unless they seek out those answers and sometime finding those answer come to last with much regret…..
Iaian Barnes, also known as Artist 5, is a transplant from Suffolk, England who now lives in south Florida. His art is a mixture of Urban Street art, abstract, deconstruction, dysfunction, and existentialism, his five points of power so to speak. With most of his art, he likes to incorporate and show the decay of experimental non-conventional materials, such as concrete patch, motor oil, and drywall compound. “I like my work to look as if it were produced at an earlier date, and over time with weather and age, it becomes worn and battered with chipping paint and runny lines”, says 5. He feels art to be universal; from the bleeding of rust into an old abandoned car to the print on a billboard, some are good representations, some are bad but all are art. As well as showing the elements, 5 also incorporates his passion for HIV/AIDS research into his work. "HIV/AIDS is no longer a death sentence like some cancers and other obscure disease, but it is a social disease, which in some cases can be more detrimental then even the thought of death" says 5.