Yay, I’m back with some plastic graffiti fresh from the lab!
It started as a blueprint for using technic connectors as elements for creating letters, then I got carried away…
Last Year I was presented a fantastic material.
It was a piece of a wall, to be precise a fragment of the paint which covered the wall for the last decade or more. This massive layer of paint contains a sector of hundrends of graffiti paintings. Like sediments full of history and stories…
Although making jewellery was the aim of the workshop, I took a different path. For me, naturally, I had to pay homage to the origin. Therefore I carved out a graffiti style, highlighting the source material, making a graffiti out of graffiti paint(ed) graffities.
This can be seen as an excursion in an experimental phase. I’d like returning to this possibility eventually.
Shout out to Opty for the inspiration!
A friend requested me to do a new version of Hello, my name is…
Padberg meets Cole Session [image credit to M. Padberg]
Paint edit_flipside rmx
And here is the fresh Jungle Boogie version alongside the A’maze’ing flipside remix
This summer seems to be more dedicated to the liquid plastic rather than the bricks.
Here a commissioned work on a transformer in Muelheim a.d.Ruhr. The Art Museum asked for adaption(s) of original art work from their collection reinterpreted with the spraycan. At the location I had a chat with the owner of the shop in the background asking for his preference since he has to see it every day.
The motives are adaptions of
I was invited to be part of the group exhibition ‘URBAN SCULPTURES‘ @ Pretty Portal – Urban Art Gallery over the last weeks.
Some fresh stuff from me, which is heavy on the Graffiti|StreetArt|BrickArt side, was and is currently still on display.
Thanks to widewalls for the coverage of the show.
…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
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…