Back in November Volcom handed Dustin Dollin a camera while they were in Austin, Texas for the launch of the Volcom X Lister Collection to capture his escapades with friend, and world renowned street artist, Anthony Lister as they embarked on a trip from the launch party in Austin, to the Sound on Sound Music Festival and the Anthony Lister Art Experience in Mexico City. The eleven minute edit documents their travels as they make their way south through the perspective of Dustin Dollin. So what is it like to travel with Dollin and Lister?
Born in 1979 in Brisbane, Australia, Anthony Lister began painting on the streets at the age of 17, a location which has endured as a key part of his practice and is influential to his studio work. As one of Australia’s most renowned contemporary artists, Lister’s work presents us with a grimy fusion of high and lowbrow culture with influences from a number of areas and genres, including street art, expressionism, pop art and contemporary youth culture. Reveling in the “spirituality” and the “heritage” of Western popular culture, he takes this joint legacy and remolds it into something equally alluring and grotesque, a perfect representation of the society he seeks to depict. Taking influence from the dirtier and rough techniques of “Bad” Painting and merging it with the spirit and practices of graffiti art, Lister has embraced an explosive, scratchy, scrawling form of figurative art using a variety of mediums from painting, drawing and installation to film and music.