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Road Art: pavement, walls anything unusually artistic by chance or intent!

Robert Watcher

Well-known member
OK - last one by me and then on to other stuff - I promise . . .

. . . I used this huge art piece painted on the side of a Fish Processing building, as a backdrop for a Love Story Session


 

Michael Nagel

Active member
Walking the streets again and again, the individual signatures of street artists emerge - only few sign their work and still their work is recognizable without it.

Two examples, both are taken 10 months and a few hundred meters apart:




Best regards,
Michael
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Walking the streets again and again, the individual signatures of street artists emerge - only few sign their work and still their work is recognizable without it.

Two examples, both are taken 10 months and a few hundred meters apart:



Nigel,

At first I thought this was sprayed via two stencils stencil? Now I realize it's printed on paper and posted in 20 seconds or less!

Asher
 

Michael Nagel

Active member
Asher,

I did not think of this presentation - it concentrates more on the subject itself.
This is contrary to my approach of trying to put the shown work in relationship with the environment (at least in some pictures shown).

I will have to look at this one more often before I can tell...

Best regards,
Michael
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief


Michael,

The hat and wonderful colors on the cow are very celebratory and fit in well with a festival. Still, there seem to be much deeper roots to the artwork. This is so intriguing as it's of a cow yet somehow seems to be related to the horse in Picasso's Guarnica.

Perhaps our culture has absorbed Picasso's aesthetic arguments and language, or at least the patterning and manner of expressiveness.

Asher
 

Michael Nagel

Active member
...
Perhaps our culture has absorbed Picasso's aesthetic arguments and language, or at least the patterning and manner of expressiveness.
Asher,
thanks. I believe that these roots go further than Picasso.

Look at Piet Mondriaan and Giuseppe Arcimboldo, the former put it to an abstract level, the latter used vegetables.

Best regards,
Michael
 

fahim mohammed

Active member
Michael.

This collection of wall-art ( call it what you like ) along with your underground images are an important and
very impressive collection of the place and time that you live in.

It is a document that has been beautifully spotted, photographed and presented.

You have to get them out in book form!!

Very well done indeed.
Best regards.
 

Michael Nagel

Active member
Fahim,

Thank you! My intent is to honor the original artists and to preserve their work as it often disappears with days/weeks, sometimes months. There are very few works that persist longer.

A book should be feasible without too much hassle for the street art (my favorite expression for the works presented), but for the Underground things are more complicated (royalties, publication permits in general etc)...

To be continued :)

Best regards,
Michael
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
recent ones

from an artist who has the pseudonym XOOOOX, another work from him is here:


This artist has flair and the use of letters like confetti or maybe rain, (or even those letters in the bubbles by which comic book figures speak), is a delightful touch!


Wildlife:



This one is unusual for taking advantage of the two colors of the b.g. almost as if the wolf is coming out of the building. different style! Doubtless, a different artist?

Asher :)



Michael
 

Michael Nagel

Active member
Asher,

yes, both are most likely from different artists. The wolf was new to me - I haven't seen anything similar before.

I have to go back into that part of town and look a bit more...

Best regards,
Michael
 

Michael Nagel

Active member
These are from today - found on the very same wall. Although I thing that these are from different artists, there is a relationship in their content between both.




Best regards,
Michael
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
That's an amazing difference! Really worthwhile post-processing. The surface gets such presence it's amazing. But which is most like the sleepy original?

Asher
 

Michael Nagel

Active member
From my perception, the look of the original was somewhere inbetween. It was diffuse light as you see on a day with a moderate cloud cover.

The surface of the sticker looks better after the treatment - this is closer to what I saw, but the metal surface looked closer to the original image in my eyes.

Perception is a curious thing...

Best regards,
Michael
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Thanks, Michael,

Both improved perceptually. I like the delicate colors on the metalwork and the enhancements work very well.

Here's a wall art picture that's seems very ambitious. It was in Venice California, so perhaps the got the wall owner's permission, or once it was done, it became an istant hit with the locals.

I found a couple running their hands over the plaster work and appreciating the 3D effect of the carved out plaster revealing bricks behind.




Asher Kelman: Face on Venice Wall at Dusk

iphone G3: processed in iphoto


Asher
 
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