Posts Tagged ‘urbancanvas’

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March 26, 2015

Day 6. After several months I got the chance I wanted!! The school wanted to renovate our late night snack place called “The Space”. Without hesitation I said I would paint it for free!! The next few weeks in between classes and work I would draw out ideas during class, use the money from my work-study to buy materials and persuade my friends to come help me paint each night. I created new stencils from my travels and was now inspired by a new book: Graffiti World put together by Nicholas Ganz and Tristan Manco @tristan_manco In fact you can see the logo for Graffiti World in the center. All of my heart went into making sure the piece would be loved and preserved. Inside the mural I left hidden messages and thank you(s) to my friends. Years later the entire building was torn down to build a new student center. The mural was also destroyed and I was given a brick from the building during my 5th year class reunion. #PaperMonster #paint #art #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #streetartists #stencilgraffiti #graffiti #graffitiart #graffitiworld #urbanart #urbancanvas #nycart #nycstreetart #spraypaint #spraycan #acrylic #drawing #wings #rat #birds #paintlife

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March 26, 2015

Day 6. In school I worked in the Media Resource Center (MRC) doing AV work setting up projectors and microphones on campus. I would take any chance I could to share my art with people. I would paint offices and create small displays in hopes of getting a chance at painting something bigger and permanent. Above is a photo from one of my first displays using old audio and video equipment from our MRC archive. #PaperMonster #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #streetartists #stencilgraffiti #graffitiart #graffiti #urbanart #urbancanvas #avnerd #drawing #camera #microphone

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March 25, 2015

Day 5. Nobody cared about “street art.” Most people didn’t even know what the hell I was talking about. I would talk to friends and family and they understood I was excited about something but had no clue what it was. Now the words “street art” have become a blanket term for anything that’s current whether it is a stencil, poster, collage or something made with spraypaint. After 2005 things changed. Banksy @banksy and Lazarides @lazarides_art were critical in bringing the scene to the masses. What was one called “street art” that no one cared about is now referred to as “fine art from contemporary artists.” Above is a photo I took of the classic balloon girl piece from @banksy from a time where it was normal for a homeless person to sleep in front of a “priceless” work of art. London, 2005. #banksy #streetart #streetartists #stencil #stencils #streetart #stencilart #streetartists #stencilgraffiti #urbanart #urbancanvas #graffitiart #graffitiart #art #contemporaryart #fineart #bleklerat #london #londonart #londongraffiti #spraypaint

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March 25, 2015

Day 5. Before there was a @stolenspacegallery there was The Outside Institute. This gallery was one of the first galleries that showcased a huge collective of street artists from the UK. I remember going into the gallery and asking if I could talk to @dface_official . The guy at the counter said that he wasn’t available. Minutes later someone came out from the back studio to talk to me about my research project. I asked him if he was D*Face @dface_official He smiled and said “Maybe”. London, 2005. #dface #outsideinstitute #stolenspace #stolenspacegallery #streetart #streetartists #urbanart #graffiti #graffitiart #art #artcollection #artshow #stencil #stencils #stencilart #streetartists #stencilgraffiti #urbanart #urbancanvas #london #londart #londongraffiti

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March 25, 2015

Day 5. Pure Evil’s @pureevilgallery secret haven for artists was unlike anything I had ever seen. The abandoned factory complex had trees and plants growing inside with a completely open roof and art everywhere!! Swoon @swoonhq had recently made a stop at the complex and above you can see a small glimpse of one of her beautiful wheatpaste posters along the ledge. London, 2005. #pureevil #streetart #streetartists #swoon #urbanart #graffiti #graffitiart #art #artcollection #urbanart #urbancanvas #london #londongraffiti #londart #eastend

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March 25, 2015

Day 5. After meeting @blekleratoriginal in Paris he put me in touch with his friend @pureevilgallery in London. Immediately you could tell that there there was one area in London that had it all!! The East End. During lunch Pure Evil mentioned a particular area to visit that I could not pass up. It was called his secret spot where he would take artists who came to visit to paint. It was a safe zone where you didn’t have to worry about someone painting over or destroying your work. Above is the entrance to Pure Evil’s Dead Zone. London, 2005. #pureevil #stencil #stencils #stencilart #streetart #streetartists #urbanart #graffiti #graffitiart #urbanart #urbancanvas #art #artcollection #spraypaint #paint #london #londongraffiti #eastend

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March 24, 2015

Day 4. Another familiar face @wk360 inside the mall Paris, 2005. #wkinteract #streetart #streetartists #streetartcollage #art #graffiti #graffitiart #urbanart #urbancanvas #paint #paste #paris #parisart #parisgraffiti