Mixed media on canvas, 30cm x 40cm, Greece 2014.
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
By exploring the nature of "Hangffiti" I realised that it is nothing but the image of graffiti. Therefore, influenced by Magritte, I painted a piece of graffiti on a cardboard by using basic elements such as the arrows, overlapping and connected lines and a highlight.
René Magritte painted the famous "The Treachery of Images" painting in 1928, stating that the image of an object as well as the word that describes an object can never be the object itself.
"Ceci n ' est pas graffiti" Emulsion paint and markers on found cardboard, 145cm x 140 cm,Greece, 2014.
Monday, 25 August 2014
The economic crisis lead to the closing down of many local shops. As a consequence new spots appeared, waiting patiently to welcome tags,throw-ups,posters,stickers and any other intervention. Some of these spots cannot be actually painted so other ways of placing artwork there have to be discovered. Therefore, I decided to paint a throw-up on cardboard then cut it out and hang it on a highly visible spot that I wouldn't have the ability to paint on. This is the beginning of "Hangffiti".
"Hangffiti", Emulsion paint on found cardboard, 85cm x 240 cm, Greece,2014.