Last few days with brother#2 visiting from the North. Running around town eating the best pizza in town, drinking coffee in an Angel warehouse, drinking beers at a darts party in Dalston, playing in the snow (something we rarely get to do in this city), ooh’ing & aah’ing over hot cars, resting our eyes on nice wall art, watching the best movie of the year (I know it’s only January but I’m sure), and curing hungovers with greasy burgers in a backstreet container.
A couple of different ways to do graffiti:
Alexandre Orion painted a whole car tunnel in São Paulo with skulls when police caught him. But the cops couldn’t arrest him or make a case as he had painted the skulls simply by wiping away the grime from the walls, no paint had been used at all.
For the City to get rid of Alexandre’s art, they had to clean the tunnel.
I’m not too familiar with his art yet as he is quite new on UK the scene but I like his non-perfect style. And I like what he said about the way you can look at the city:
“‘Nocturnal Trips’ means everything and nothing about how art relates to my existence. In a literal sense, it deals with the the “trips” I take to install the work I put up on the streets at night and how the city seems a lot different when your scheming as opposed to getting a latte.“
Keep on scheming y’all !
This kind of stuff makes it tickle in all the right places.
The photos are taken by Thor Lønning Aarrestad during the ARD*POP-UP Festival in Oslo last month.
Yesterday I went to see the World Press Photography exhibit at the royal festival hall. Amazing photos, although many of them quite disturbing, naturally. It’s hard to comprehend the evil in this world.
Anthony Lister was recently in London painting it up in preparation of his new solo show at Lazarides which opens tonight.