Sunday, December 6, 2009

Spray-paint art

I've seen these artists in several cities in Europe and in the US. While what they create isn't to my liking, I've got to admire their skill.

I also admire their not wearing any kind of protection on their clothes nor masks to protection them from fumes.

8 comments:

Thérèse said...

and the speed at which they paint...

Alexa said...

Nice capture, Bibi! To me, they way they arrive at the finished work is almost more like "performance art"—either way, not worth dying for. I just hope that years from now they don't regret the lack of protection from the fumes.

bfarr said...

I saw a guy painting iconic structures with spray paint while in Las Vegas. He was actually quite good.

Gaelyn said...

I've seen this in Mexico. Also not my style, but they are fast and skilled. I've recently seen some wearing a paper mask, but most don't

Jacob said...

Probably not my kind of "art," either, but that does take a certain skill which I certainly don't possess!

Not sure about those fumes, though. I wonder how long he can do this without keeling over?

marley said...

Not easy to use spray paint to create art on such a small scale. Good for him using his skills. And the fumes make you high! So he must be used to it or spaced out!

Tash said...

I love the little boys disussing the merrits of his art. I hope he is able to sell the work.
Years ago as a teen, I was impressed by street artists in Venice that worked in charcoal and made an impressionistic sketch of the city in a few minutes. Mu mom still has the two sketches that I bought then.

Paula said...

This is new to me, the spray paints on the street. Really interesting.