January 11, 2012 by Ryan Lum - 1 comment
Street art is a visual art form that is done in the public streets. Often unsanctioned art that is done anonymously by a street artist. This form of art is often related to forms of graffiti artwork, sculpture, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheatpasting and street poster art, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, flash mobbing and street installations.
Although most street art is done for personal expression, there are some street artists that create works of art for marketing purposes. Our first street artist for 2012 is Anthony Lister.
Anthony Lister is an Australian-born painter and Installation artist. He has had solo exhibitions across Australia, United States, Europe and UK. He is notable within the Lowbrow (art movement). Lister’s work suggest influences from a number of areas and genres, including street art, expressionism, pop art, and contemporary youth culture. It often deals with subject matter from popular culture, reflecting the less glamorous aspects. He occasionally draws from television and such themes as the “misguided role models” that result. Lister uses a variety of mediums to communicate his ideas such as painting, drawing, installation, film and music. – wikipedia
For the stand-out film, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, that was released in the movie theatres in 2011, Lister did this street art installation in Los Angeles, California. The installation can be seen at 7769 Melrose Avenue. What a wonderful way to marry street art and marketing.
This is an extremely talented anonymous street artist that I was thankful for tumbling on. His artwork seems inspired by traditional graffiti artwork and characters from popular entertainment.
See more on his flickr
Really enjoyed his work as it was unconventional in itself. Most street art we see is done on walls using paint or posters. Here is a street artest that uses the natural elements and surroundings to build a scene.
“ This project intends to catch the attention on our devalued relation with the nature through a critical look to the collateral effects of our evolution. These scenes zoom in the routine tasks of the contemporary human being. They present fragments in which the nature, still present, maintains encouraging symptoms of survival. The precariousness of these anonymous statuettes, at the height of the sole of the passers, represents the nomadic remainders of an imperfect construction of our society. These small sculptures contemplate the demolition and reconstruction of everything around us. They catch the attention of the absurdity of our existence.” – Isaac Cordal Interview
I’ve always been a huge fan of his work. Blu is another anonymous street artist who came to fame in 1999. Blu’s ar is unique in style and can be seen all across Europe with murals in England, Spain, Germany, Italy and more. Most notably, his videos became viral and have been shared well over 3 million times.
See more on blublu.org
What street artists would you recommend watching for this new year? Let us know by commenting below!