Collective-Era at its core is a group of three artists, Chris Menes, Thomas McNulty & Layla Mohamed who work collaboratively. Their large work is often made of connecting panels that can be rearranged to make a new painting as seen with the piece displayed in the gallery. Armed with an array of materials inculding various paints, inks and chalk markers they unleash a battling.
By painting as a group on the same artworks they bring differing styles together to create cohesive and unique collective pieces. Embodying a new approach to art strongly influenced by music culture, the collective are artists with a shared rather than an ego-centred outlook. Inspired by the discourse that emerges from group improvisation, like a band jamming, reacting to and complementing each other, our constantly shifting dialogue giving rise to an evolution of creativity.