Posts filed under ‘stencil art’
Always on the lookout for an amazing photo or graffiti piece, I see a lot of crap every day. Most of it should be forbidden, well maybe it is already. In any case I shoot quite a bunch of it. But not too much of it makes it to my blog.
This one from PITR was an exception. The technical quality of the stencil is something to behold. And the clean placement on this electrical box actually enhances it’s look.
I don’t have much into on who Pitr is, I saw that there is a collection of stuff from him here: http://fiveprime.org/hivemind/Tags/pitr which is a collection of images from Flickr.
And I found an amazing collection of Stencil Graffiti photos by imagestoliveby, check out her blog post here: http://imagestoliveby.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/refiguring-the-walls-of-paris/
Well see you soon, it’s great to be back (again). [;-]
I saw this piece as I went to visit a friend not too long ago in the suburbs of Paris. The detail is pretty cool and even though I don’t quite understand the theme I was (what does a light bulb man have to do with a bunch of Zombies) I quite liked it for the technical aspect.
Don’t know who made these, if someone knows the name do let me know. They are located in Vitry-sur-Seine in the south east suburb of Paris.
I haven’t been posting much since a while, well I have been around and have been collecting up bits and pieces of information on some amazing graffiti stuff I’ve seen and also some amazing photos.
I’ve come to get quite excited about the HDR photography. You may have seen some of my posts on this, you can check them out on the link here: https://marcozna.wordpress.com/category/amazing-photography/ many of them are HDR (not all) but HDR is a category that I find quite fascinating.
There are lots of sites that propose “40 amazing HDR photographs” or other selections. I love those selection – but what I like the most is HDRspotting.com – it’s a constantly growing list of “Amazing HDR photographs” which is like a daily source of beauty.
I strongly recommend it.
And as a totally different subject on the amazing graffity side of things, I saw the comment from Timothy Becker about the Dolk stencil graffiti he spotted. It’s a great piece, quite large – and as usual a witty, twisted message. Thanks Dolk! and Thanks Timothy for sharing. Here’s the post by urbansetting: http://urbansetting.wordpress.com/2010/05/18/spotted-dolk-on-metropolitan-union/
Here is the image:
cheers, and I hope to be posting more frequently. [;-]
On my way home the other day I spotted a pretty large graffiti collection on a single wall. It’s a great mix of stencil pieces by Jeff Aerosol a White Man (paint) by Jerome Mesnager, a stencil by Pimax and a poster grafitti by Speedy Graphito.
It’s been there for quite a while so it is probably comissioned by the locals or somehow protected. It is located in the famed Latin Quarter of Paris and let me tell you that the City of Paris would have taken this down within hours if it wasn’t somehow protected.
It’s a pity that someone painted over the head of the White Man by Mesnager.
Otherwise it’s a great collection of some of Paris’ biggest and most original guys.
You can find the piece on Google street view below (with the head on the White Man) its on Rue des Feuillantines.
I recently went for a short trip to Hamburg and was pleasantly surprised by the city. A friend of mine showed me around the city and brought me to Sternschanze for a classic Curry Wurst (which I greatly enjoyed) and while there I had snapped some shots of some awesome graffiti pieces I noticed and really original stuff to.
Here are some shots I took and I could have probably spent a whole day there just finding great stencils, tiles and poster art. Not to mention the other graffiti pieces.
The graffiti covered building was pretty cool. The whole area is pretty graffiti covered though totally hip area and actually quite safe. Lots of great cafes, bars and shops.
Otherwise there was time neat Tile Stencils that I haven’t seen before. They are well made since there is all the time in the world to paint them properly and in some cases I wasn’t even sure if they were graffiti or not. One of from the Piratos series that I discovered in World of Stencils (thanks Maya).
The majority of the Stencils are from ALIAS who per Maya is a Berlin artist but did quite some work in Hamburg too.
She has a bunch of great stencils from Hamburg area (and elsewhere in the world) – I advise you check out her site too.
Sorry for some of the crap photo quality.
Ok so I went to visit the expo and I can say it was not what I expected, but hey that doesn’t mean it was all crap.
When you come to the place the setting is amazing. It is THE Grand Palais in Paris, off the between Alexandre III Bridge and the Champs Elysees. Some of the most amazing architecture in France is in that area. I could ramble about it but the picture will explain better.
I thought it would be pictures of great pieces and a wide variety of graffiti types. Actually I thought this would be a sort of overview on graffiti. As the name T.A.G means Tag and Graffiti, however that isn’t what it is. It is a collection of graffiti by a variety of artists that Alain-Dominique Gallizia has managed to collect. There are some big names in there such as PhaseII and others. Gallizia basically contacted the artists and had them do a standard size piece for him on a theme.
My objection to this is that as it is done on a canvas in a workshop the quality should be 100%, the point is that it’s got to communicate. That’s probably why I like stencils so much (and to my disappointment there wasn’t a single stencil in the whole expo).
I re-read my post and thought I would ad this (after the amazing comment from gmozz22) and want to make sure my post is somewhat objective.
1. If you like spray pieces then this is the expo for you. It has many many different styles – of the spray variety.
2. I would have preferred the pieces to be bigger as I felt they didn’t convey what a full graffiti piece is, but I understand it makes it difficult to transport.
3. What I didn’t know when looking up the expo on the net is that it is litterally two large wall panels of same-sized graffiti canvas’ – the entrance fee is 5 EUR which is about half the price of a normal expo.
Voila, now that was my view and up to you to make your own.
Added: Lisa Forman (lisaforman.com) sent me a link to the photos she took when seeing the expo which I am publishing here (they are a lot better than mine) enjoy them http://lisaforman.zenfolio.com/p761974343
This stencil was used by a theater company in Paris to promote their show. The theatre piece is called “Les vipères se parfument au jasmin” I have no idea what it is about and any quality.
However the stencil piece they used is great and could have been from Banksy or Dolk. In fact maybe it is but I haven’t been able to find out.
If someone knows who did the original art please leave a comment.
On another note, I started a thread called “Who has been blogging graffiti” on http://www.blogcatalog.com, see the link here: http://www.blogcatalog.com/discuss/entry/who-has-blogged-graffiti and there are some really interesting graffiti styles out there. Such as the one from Bayarts about moss graffiti. Will definitely blog that one shortly.