M-Angel, shining light and one half of the popular and very unique band Dark Light, has recently informed reliable sources that she will be adopting a new nickname for her artist side. “I didn’t have a name for the person I become when I paint, draw, and make graffiti on buildings,” says M-Angel during our interview with her from her impressive web design office in Montreal, Quebec.
Sources say it all started when M-Angel was engaging in a friendly Facebook repartee with her close friend and Dark Light co-manager, Boo Yakasha Zam Zam, a.k.a Yves Nimbona, a.k.a iV. They were engaging in a popular modern-day activity known as “facebook wars.” M-Angel was ridiculing Mr. Nimbona’s new artist/poet name, iV, which sources claim stands for “Intellectual Vagabond,” by posting satirical poems and creating alternate meanings to the “iV” alias. Some examples included “Indifferent Vagabond,” “Incapacitated Vagabond,” and “Poison iV.”
What started off as a joke quickly became very. very. serious. “The more I thought about it, the more I loved the name,” says M-Angel. “I know I’m technically stealing part of iV’s fame, but I choose not to see it that way. It’s art. It’s recycling. It’s sharing.” Whether or not Mr. Zam Zam will have similar sentiments is still unknown. She plans to inform him soon, she says, and hopes their relations will not suffer from this decision. And her first artwork as this said Poison iV? The streets of Montreal have already been paved with throngs of young hopefuls — early adopters aware of the decision long before it was decidedly publicized — organizing downtown marches in anticipation of Poison iV’s first artwork release.
Although it has not been confirmed, rumors are circulating about the title of the masterpiece, which will apparently be “Make that $200 Million.” What the painting will be is still a mystery to us all, but some have speculated, based on M-Angel’s recent activity, that it will involve a tool more powerful and versatile than oil paint on canvas: Photoshop.
Soon iV will be gathering a team of elite experts to handle her marketing and web presence. For now, you can learn more about M-Angel and Dark Light at their website, darklightnouvo.com.