Illuminating Brooklyn’s Sky in Solidarity With Boston
- Lucky Tran wrote in Community, Creativity and Boston
After the bombings in Boston yesterday, the security response was huge in New York. Manhattan was in lockdown, with police swarming everywhere, and people were told by the authorities to run and hide inside their homes. So we decided to stay in Brooklyn and project on one of it’s most iconic and most loved buildings: the Brooklyn Academy of Music. BAM didn’t know about it, and at first security was suspicious, but as soon as they saw the message, they embraced us with approval. Even police officers who drove by gave us a warm nod and beep. It was a sweet moment when we saw a plea for peace trump the rules…
Working a white on white test with a new pasting method #geodes #urbangeode #whiteonwhite #streetart
The Reverse Graffiti Project is started by British stencil street artist Paul “Moose” Curtis. Curtis works mainly around the UK but one of his most recent and attention-grabbing projects is in San Francisco.
“He’s a construction worker that looks like he’s gone AWOL” - Curtis describes what people think of him while he’s at work (in the video clip Perceptions) - brilliant.
Poluição sobre tela . Pollution on canvas: What Alexandre Orion does with the soot collected from his street art…
“Alexander Orion is a Brazilian artist that uses the ‘Reverse Graffiti’ [technique], also called ‘Clean Tag’ which consists of selective removal of dirt and grime to reveal a fresco of clean wall.
While this technique has been used by several artists; [it’s] the meaning and … impact that is powerful…
The scope of his project is to highlight both the extreme quantities of pollution coating the tunnels of São Paulo and the public’s carelessness towards it. His choice of graphic imagery for the installation, a 160 meters long (525 ft.) collection of sightless skulls, serve as a blatant reminder that the toxic pollution released from the hundreds of thousands of vehicles that commute back and forth on a daily basis have left a tangible mark…not just on our physical structures, but also in the air we breathe and in the environment that is supposed to sustain us.
Orion was approached by authorities several times during his nightly visits to the tunnel, but they were powerless to stop him because there’s nothing illegal about cleaning… In the end, they could only remove his installation by high-pressure hosing the whole tunnel from end to end; but they didn’t stop there, they continued [into] every other tunnel in the city, cleaning them all!”
Alexandre Farto breaks away pieces of wall to create “subtractive wall art”… brings a sense of architecture and texture to portraiture.