Dec. 01, 2010 - Issue #789 : Beckett Shorts
Behind the front lines
Street artists are the paratroopers of the art world. Where the art in museums and galleries speaks in diplomatic tones and hushed voices, art on the ground stalks us like a guerilla movement, hitting our consciousness when we least expect it.
This artist belongs to a generation that owns the urban environment and inhabits it on its own terms. This work of art is part of a resistance, making its presence felt and heard by any means available, in this case, paper, ink and wheat paste.
Some would have you believe it is vandalism. True, the medium is unconventional, and the imagery is reminiscient of what many would consider criminal. But how does it differ from ancient paintings on cave walls? Most would agree that that is art.
If we are to truly dwell in a city, we must make it our own and be free to colour our walls with the expressions of our experiences. V vueweekly.com comments: powered by Disqus
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