spray paint

the random files – creation

Another in the Random Files series.  Spent the last three days following the progress of a new mural going up in Bushwick for The Bushwick Collective.  Chilean born artist, Dasic Fernandez has created a masterpiece.  Entitled “Hand of Protest”, it is the second mural with a political message to appear in the collective in recent months.  (the other being a work by the Iranian pair, Icy and Sot)

With a sharp, surrealistic style and a use of colors that makes the hairs on the back of your neck tingle, Dasic is a master of the art of the spray can.

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(a tease)

You can find Dasic’s work in various places throughout the city.  These are all located within a few blocks of each other in Bushwick.

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“The Venus of Bushwick”

Back to the work in progress.  First up covering a wall which most recently had a piece by acclaimed German Artist, Case MaClaim.  Another facet of street art, pieces exist for a limited time.   Sometimes saying goodbye is bitter sweet even though there is excitement and anticipation for a new work, many a masterpiece is layered in the colors below.

So, no more words, just the work.

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Day 2

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Day 3

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a piece from Dan Witz remains, tucked into the corner.

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So, next time then…

 

 

 

 

bushwick bound – the jerkface one

Not a lot of words  tonight.  The pics speak for themselves.  It is always such a treat to see someone in the process of creation.  

Being in the presence of talent borders on being my ultimate fix.

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Jerkface working in Bushwick for the Bushwick Collective 

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To see more of Jerkface’s work head over to https://www.facebook.com/JerkFaceNYC or http://www.jerkfacenyc.com

bushwick bound part III

A Musing on People

When I started taking photos, people were the bane of my existence.  I would wait and struggle to try to capture every scene with the minimal amount of human involvement possible.  I am not exactly sure when the change happened, perhaps it was in a cab one early morning driving through Harlem.  Or maybe it was on a hot summer’s night in Times Square, but at some point someone wandered into my frame and into my consciousness and what was once an annoyance became a gift,  a gift that NYC gives often and sometimes with great humor.

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So it is the gift of the people in the next few captures.  The perfect timing of those that entire the frame for that fleeting moment,  just a brief second in time that will never be recreated.  Perhaps that is the real attraction, capturing something that can never happen again and making it mine in some small way.  

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So many discoveries around every corner and so many great artists showing work in one place.  

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Even more to come.. check into tomorrow for another installment.

giddy fan girl stuff

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Giddy fan girl stuff?  Yep,  that is me,  the giddy fan girl.  I love street art,  I love the adventure of the hunt,  the thrill of finding a new piece.  I love recognizing an artist’s work and following their evolution through the artform.  I love the colors, the words, the graphics and  the deep meaning behind some pieces.. or the lack of meaning and pure joy at just being there in others.  I have really loved watching the art come into its own and enter our mainstream consciousness.  The growing pains have not been easy as witnessed in the whitewashing of 5 pointz (a topic of another day).. but the medium has grown and evolved.

Giddy fan girl you say… getting there,  I promise.

What was once looked at as pure vandalism and hooliganism is now sought after and respected by many.  Artists such as Meres One are working on paid commissions for pieces that will reach millions of eyes. Their voice being heard in the mainstream.  Stumbling on to their work in the street is one thing, watching them work quite another.  I am in awe of the talent,  their ability to reach the masses, to be seen,  because as artists on any level, isn’t that what we all want?  I stand in the shadows and photograph afraid to approach them because what do I have to add?  “Hey,  I like your work”  … who doesn’t?  And what is supposed to come out as “Hey, I like your work” more often than not is stumbled, mumbled gibberish and gush because I feel ten again ….  with David Cassidy standing right in front of me.  

So giddy fan girl took these shots back in December when Meres One was commissioned to do a wall for Rag and Bone in Soho…  I mumbled “hey, I like your work” in passing,  but lingered much longer watching in awe….

I am a talent junkie,  I need your fix,  keep creating!!

fangirl out 

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