Friday, January 22, 2010

Street Art


There's something fascinating and enchanting about turning into a street and coming upon a fully-formed artwork. It's one of the reasons I love public art commissions. Street art, though, is another level again because it is totally unexpected - a chance meeting with art which has nonetheless been placed there for your appreciation and interaction. I saw some incredible street art in Barcelona, like the photo above - gorgeous lyrical pieces that present themselves like faded fragments of another world. I wish I'd taken more photos. Some gave the impression of old-world circus posters where time and chance had ripped away sections to leave a faintly surreal portions of a broken narrative.

I'm glad I'm not alone in my fascination with these arts pieces as I've found at least one other who appreciates this particular brand of art. The lovely Hollie recently featured one of her favourite street artists on her blog Dr Kennedy Jones. Pictures below, these are the work of Leo & Pipo - a duo who work their magic in France. If your French is up to it, there's more information about them here.





13 comments:

red.or.gray.art said...

i have never seen this but would love to...i think as an artist to use the street as a canvas must me exhilarating

ger said...

These are enchanting... street art can be such fun, I always wonder why in Berlin there´s mostly adoslescent graffiti, leaning more towards damage to property than towards art...

Kate said...

Loving your snaps, Kylie!

Ingrid Mida said...

Unexpected beauty indeed. Love it!

m.e (Cathie) said...

wow, so very dreamy, fabulous work.
just saw your wonderful holiday pics, wow, snow, fun, food, family, that is the best holiday fun.
hope you have a great Friday Kylie.

Amy said...

These are sooo wonderful! I've never seen anything like them, in real life. It's not such a U.S. thing, unfortunately.

So, so glad you are back! Happy 2010!!!

Posie Patchwork said...

Gorgeous photography, just found your blog, very happy. Love Posie

Cathy (Tinniegirl) said...

I too love street art. I love the freedom of it, and the unexpectedness.

Cat said...

I love these pics. What a trip you had! :) There's just something so "available" and equal opportunity about street art and the Europeans do it extremely well don't they?

red-handed said...

It's really quite fun, eh?

caramela said...

They are all quite enchanting- I can see the magic in suddenly encountering them in a walk-
Annamaria xx

caramela said...

I also meant to say, I am so happy you are back- reading your thoughtful wonderful comments is such a lovely treat- a real delight- thank you Kylie-
Annamaria xx

Debra said...

gorgeous...i love the bottom one..Oh!! and i just read back a few posts...what a terrible time you've been having ..great pics..i love to visit Brisbane, but i certainly appreciate the cool here in the hills...sweet day :)