To view artists ICY and SOT’s work is to engage in a political dialogue. Hailing from Tabriz, Iran, the brothers have used both their homeland and countries the world over as canvases for self-expression for over a decade. The message? Social, environmental, and political issues that include works on climate change, immigration, refugees, pollution, and capitalism, to name a few.
In our artist journey series with Vans UltraRange
, we challenged four artists to push their physical and creative boundaries by exploring art in a nature setting, all while tracking their journeys from the city to the great outdoors.
For the third and final installment in the series, we tapped ICY and SOT. With their studio located in Brooklyn, New York, they looked to the beaches of Far Rockaway, New York, for inspiration.