back to basics

oldmansmile

Public-Roads-Administration-grey is at least outstanding for serving as midtone in B&W stencils, what else – I don’t know…

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back to basics

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  1. Argus, apologies: I mistyped my Web site in the first comment (the link goes nowhere). I’ve amended it in this post.

    I still contend that the old man’s face is the best street art I’ve seen. I spend much too much time online staring at everything from indecipherable wall scribblings to twelve-storey murals of Renaissance-quality renderings, and when I saw this face (on Instagram), with the perfect eyes, I was struck. I was, however, quite admittedly mesmerized by your use of triangles in the dancing girl piece you did in a stairwell, in what looks like a library of café.

    My own style edges closer to yours in the street art spectrum: often monochromatic and typically apolitical. I aim to add beauty to my capital city and give the people something interesting to look at. I am also quite inspired by the works of my fellow countryman, Roadsworth.

    I agree with much of what you’ve written in your posts, and echo many of your dilemmas regarding commercialization, indoor/canvas work (gallerysation as you say), and the role of money in terms of art validation and an artist’s visibility amid the establishment.

    (On the power of architecture, have you read The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton? Good book with interesting insight on how morphing communities have changed us.)

    At any rate, I hope this finds you well and hard at work, numbing your fingers on yet another awesome stencil.

    If you have the time, please drop me a line.

    1. Thanks a lot!I’ll be sure to look up the references. Always nice to get a pointer on good readings. Just read some quotes from the book and it seems right up my street. And I’ll check up your blog as well, great stencil work and interesting technique on the peggy piece!

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