There is no school like the old school!
Old School, 2016
Digital edit (Processed with Mecabricks & Photoshop)
…out in the streets again!
Over the last few weeks I was working on an installation as part of the 40° Urban Art Festival 2016 in Duesseldorf. As working outside was dependent on the weather the whole progress was stretched over a few sessions.
I was prepared for a very short life time of the installation, but the actual half life was faster than expected. Like one day after doing one part of the door, already most of it was damaged or even stolen. It would have been nice to at least complete the installation before decomposition takes place. Therefore I had to post process the photos taken and merge them into one picture in order to show at least how it would have looked like.
Nevertheless it was fun and a great experience. People passing by were throughout positive and curious.
Frames & Layers, 2016
Now, after watching Vikings and having Shirow’s Orion in the back of my mind I finally managed to give shape to a long termed idea. The transcendence was given way by the echoing runes appearing in the aether…
The amalgamation with the monolithic brick creates a conjouring geometry. The spell cast extends the studs to pillars, supporting the halls of Valhalla.
Val Halla, 2016
Plastic Bricks, glue
3.8 x 10 x 5.3 cm
The actual issue of Bricks Culture contains the second part of the article series which examines the connection between Street Art, Graffiti and Lego bricks. This time the spotlight is on the ongoings in France. Alongside mentioning Graffiti writer Drop, Street Artist Lenz has a full length feature reviewing his extensive work. By coincidence Samsofy, a french Lego photographer, has an individual feature in the magazine. This is relevant as his work is sometimes also connected to Street Art, so naturally he is subject to a short observation from my side.
Later, when the article was in the final phase, I became aware of another french Street Artist named Terez TRZ who is also working with Lego bricks. Unfortunately due to the deadline I could not include him, but at least I’d like to mention him here.
So if you have an interest in this field, I’d strongly recommend you to grab yourself a copy. Besides, all the other articles are also definitely worth reading if you have an interest in what is beyond the bricks…