77 posts tagged Graffiti
77 posts tagged Graffiti
Who says graffiti writers must always use walls in order to practice their art? According to My Modern Metropolis, a technique known as CelloGraff - using large pieces of cellophane stretched between two supports, such as trees or metal poles for example, was invented by two French graffiti artists named Astro and Kanos.
“By using cellophane, no damage is done to buildings or structures, and no laws are broken. This makes street art and the freedom to creatively express oneself easier to promote in a responsible way.”
According to CelloGraff.com, back in 2006 Astro and Kanos were part of a French art collective called “Poetically Correct” along with two other artists named Reci and Xelecce:
“Together, they try to intervene in the city without any partial degradation nor dissimulation of visual signs. They turn then quickly towards Cellophane, various street stuffs to create new supports of expression.”
“Suddenly, rural settings (sans buildings) are fair game – mountains and forests can become backdrops for spray-painted expression. The translucent nature of the plastic ‘canvas’ employed adds a fascinating layer of visual complexity…”
Temporary stretched plastic installations like these cab be erected just about anywhere, creating wonderful opportunities to make cities and rural areas more vibrant and colourful. Visit CelloGraff to learn and see more.
Top image: Vulture painted by Fat Heat in Budapest at “Akvárium”, 2012
When walking past abandoned buildings, you can’t help but wonder what might be inside. But it hadn’t occurred to us that those empty structures might be home to lurking giants. Russian street artist Nomerz (previously featured here) recently completely this awesome and decidedly creepy piece, entitled The Confined, somwhere in the town of Vyksa in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia. Now hidden colossi will be among the first things we think of the next time we pass a deserted building.
Belgium-based street artist ROA (previously featured here) has made a name for himself by painting awesome animal murals all over the world. We’re particularly fond of his pieces which appear to view animals with x-ray vision.
Meanwhile, in Norway a few brazen folks have disregarded the Law of Gravity and taken to walking on walls instead of the streets. City walls tend to be much less crowded. You just have to be careful not to walk across windows, trip on CCTV cameras, or fall into open doorways.
Or perhaps it’s the work of Norwegian stencil artist Anders Gjennestad, aka Strøk. This awesome new photorealistic stencil piece can be found on a wall in Porsgrunn, a city and municipality in Telemark county, Norway.
ShinodaGE, self-proclaimed “Brony Graffiti Artist” in Argentina (previously featured here) teamed up with German photographer M99moron to create this awesome Pinkie Pie Portal. Looking through the German side shows a warm beach in Argentina, while looking through the Argentinian side shows a snowy German landscape.
“We’ve only met a couple weeks back, when I saw one of ShinodaGE’s rad street paintings featured on EQD. I was really excited to hear about another brony street artist. I contacted him and we got along really well, and after a short while I told him about this idea.
Long story short, we exchanged some photos, photoshopped some images, printed those posters and ta-da! A gateway was created for Pinkie to go trough. Now she could enjoy the warmth of the summer of the southern hemisphere and take a break from the winter of the north.
Fun fact: The posters were pasted and the photos taken on the same day. The pictures in the portals behind pinkie are what one would actually see if the portals were real.”
What an awesome project!
Polish street artists Sainer and Bezt from the ETAM Cru (previously featured here) recently finished yet another massive and completely awesome mural in Warsaw, Poland. Of course our favourite part is the organ grinder monkey wearing a dashing little vest and fez.
Photos by Ernest Dracha
Head over to StreetArtNews for more photos of this fantastic piece.
Russian street artist Nomerz, awesome personifier of walls and other public structures (previously featured here), shared these great photos of one of his most recent pieces. Named “Mr. Barrel,” this maniacally grinning character reminds us of Terry Gilliam’s animation work for Monty Python and is located somewhere in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
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