I absolutely love the artwork of REMED and I have to thank RQM for showing this to me. RQM is a talented Berlin MC that collaborated with REMED on COLORS FADE, LIGHT GOES ON to create a great mosaic piece made up of 84 7″ records. REMED feels like an art superstar, slinging out amazing artwork regularly, on the street and in the gallery.
Chalk and, well poop.
I love how Tilllassmann’s cartoons, “Chalkies,” interact with the real world around them. It is great that he can put these anywhere and people in the community get to see new works constantly. There is also something refreshing about the simplicity of the execution, especially since everything in our modern world has become so complex.
artist & website: Tilllassmann – Flickr Account
Abraham Obama is a humorous and provocative look at an unprecedented political art movement. Street artist Ron English gathers a crew of professional pranksters and hits the road on a grassroots campaign to make public art and promote Obama’s campaign for the Presidency. Abraham Obama takes us on an unforgettable ride as the stories of Ron English unfold alongside musicians and artists such as Shepard Fairey, Jack Medicine, David Choe, Sam Flores, Will.I.Am, Morgan Spurlock and many others.
Tribeca Theater Screening of “Abraham Obama” Ron English will be on hand for Q&A.
Thu, May 14, 2009, 8:00pm – 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street, New York City – ticket info
artist & website: Ron English – http://www.popaganda.com/
artist & website: Banksy – http://www.banksy.co.uk
I wanted to feature Banksy today since one of his other works, The Mild Mild West, was vandalized last night (image of the vandalism below). A group by the name Appropriate Media splattered red paint on the work last night in their protest of graffiti art work. The group says:
We call for the appropriate and legitimate use of public and private property. We are taking matters into our own hands
We will not seek permission
We will retaliate
My problem isn’t that they hate graffiti, or even that it was painted over. That is a known risk that graffiti artists take when creating their work. The problem that I have with Appropriate Media is they just did the thing they are against to “prove their point.” What activist participates in what they are fighting against?
Plant based cleaner
I don’t know that this photo does the work justice, but it was the only one that I found that included the entire work. I guess Green Works financed this, so it feels a little commercial, but still cool.
artist & website: Moose – http://reversegraffitiproject.com
HeHe uses light graffiti to put green clouds on the emissions from local factories. This was designed to get the public thinking about the environment on a more local level. A full explanation is here: http://hehe.org.free.fr/hehe/texte/nv/index.html
Nuage Vert is ambiguous, as it doesn’t offer a simple moralistic message, but rather tries to confront the city dweller with an evocative and aesthetic spectacle, which is open to interpretation and challenges ordinary perception. Turning a factory emission cloud green, inevitably, leads to questions being asked.
artist & website: HeHe – http://hehe.org.free.fr/hehe/nuagevert/
The reference above is to this image in case you do not know it. I found this work on The Obama Art Report. There are many to choose from but this one quickly stood out to me. There are many works around the web dedicated to the elections. If you know of any please share them with us in the comments below.