Saturday, January 7, 2012

On Photography, The Collective, and Street Art

C215, talkin bout street art:

I usually don't like to paint on blank surfaces and prefer to paint on neglected surfaces with a maximum of layers of posters, tags or advertising...then we can feel the time and interaction with people who passed by and left a sign on the wall, a visual history we've all set up together: if street art exists, it would be precisely this collective visual poetry of human beings, and not only artists, that are gathering together in the streets, constantly evolving. The city is the real street artist, not you alone. Never. And at the end, you need again someone else to open their eyes and put the stress on this poetry including your work. Street photographers are a very big part of the process.

juxtapoz nov 2011 no 130 p85

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