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Mariria

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St. Petersburg City Street-Art
« on: November 16, 2010, 10:04:51 AM »
St. Petersburg city Street Art - all the fun from the world of art, available for residents of St. Petersburg right on the streets.

The line between Street-art standard and gang graffiti is extremely thin. Someone said Street-art art, someone thinks that the kids were in vain stain walls, photographs of works of street artists are exhibited in museums and works are occasionally smeared molars. Fortunately, in St. Petersburg this direction are quite calm, and on our streets you can see a lot of content.
The most common form of street art - this, of course, graffiti, and the most common style of graffiti - teging. Although the tag is already in itself - the artist's signature graffiti on the majority remain anonymous, art, and it's funny paradox.

Advanced viewer when looking at the tag can be called an artist, art-team and even identify the hidden message of, but for most tag will still be a pair of colorful letters on the wall. Quite spectacular graffiti can be found on Marat - a blank wall, 12-14. But the graffiti on the Prospect Foundry, 61, from my point of view, the best graffiti in St. Petersburg: I do not presume to talk about style and technique of tags, but it looks terrific.
Figure deposited on the walls of the courtyard, well. Yard - the epitome of urban romance and the light falls so that the graffiti could serve as a perfect backdrop for a photo shoot. Bonus: tags there firmly side by side with all other styles of stencils and stickers lazy "to quite serious and impressive artwork. This makes the yard at a kind of Foundry St. Petersburg Museum of graffiti in the open, not for nothing it is called the "Hall of Fame."
Negatives: as "Hall of Fame" - a concept attractive, but street artists tend not only to express themselves, but to mark territory, many are painting over other people's work. It is not very compatible with the ethics community, and threatens that the best works of street art on the walls may Foundry, 61 disappear forever.

Another open-air museum - the factory wall at the prospect of Marshal Zhukov. Space here is much more than the Foundry, and the artists relate to each other with more respect. Consequently, the more likely that the unprepared viewer when viewing the inside of the skull is not boiling brain: the drawings and tags harmoniously distributed on the wall, each other almost do not overlap, coexist peacefully.

Walls and garages on the street Yegorova, 27, too, generously painted "under Khokhloma, but tags and slogans look more depressing than picturesque. And on a dull brick wall of spectators waiting for a great gift: a picture on a circus theme. The scope of graffiti on the street Yegorova, 27 - from the asphalt up to the third floor windows, the technique is rather primitive, but catchy. Professional work, which the place would be in a museum. However, the work of street artists often not collected in the field of military glory, but are scattered around the city, and you can meet them where they least expect it.

To make it easier to recognize the author liked the work:

TWONZ addition of tags makes it ugly, but charming drawings, causing persistent association with Beavis and Bathedom: Unfortunately, many of them now remain only in photographs.

Reiter BEDA CREW leaves his tags mainly on St. Petersburg trains, work was carried out with a nice tidy and in a very cheerful colors.

NOTE creates pictures in the spirit of man-made space nightmares.

PENCIL persistently leaves the city with stickers or drawings on a pencil or a phallic themes.

Incubus Project creates a unique and very stylish images, gently tending to the topic of technical post-apocalypse and the city dump.
See photo at thebytes.ru

OMUTS, among other things, uses a trick with the graffiti on the steps of the escalators in the subway: This course is very good in the sense that allows you to see your work the mass of people who are not interested in graffiti at all, and not tied to a place where the drawing is made.
See photo vivacity.ru

We would like to highlight a street artist, whose works differ from the total flow, and completely devoid of urban aggression. This Olya Manu, girl Thumbelina, whose touching, extremely feminine and very specific work completely destroy the stereotype of street art. Her heroines - vulnerable, fragile, sad, but nice creation, the mood somewhat reminiscent of the illustrations for "Mumm Troll" Tove Jansson.
See photo at manu-in-glasses.livejournal.com

Work agon_noga - a white sheet, a meaningful inscription - conquered the hearts of not only the residents of St. Petersburg, but also many other spectators: the good, works have nothing to lose from Ripping, and perceived verbal art for some reason, an order of magnitude better. Passages like "Spring was cool thank you" or "Instead of it until you go straight jitney" is familiar to every self-respecting hipster. The author comes to the matter seriously: now his "cards" can be bought in a shop in the Library projector.

Gregory Yushchenko - the party St. Petersburg art group "prosthesis" - spent his time in the exhibition "Drug Advertising." His work - a frank mockery of popular culture in the broadest sense, including over advertising, media and community driven. Because of Yushchenko's moderately ugly and definitely carry the protest, from the standpoint of the general public he is a true artist, not just a fan of mutilate posters.
See photo at Group Prosthesis.

This spring in St. Petersburg, a project of the American artist Patrick Jenkins Public Art. Jenkins gave a master class on making sculptures out of packing tape, his work and that of his Russian students were exhibited at the Peter and Paul Fortress on the beach next door. On a par with sculptures of animals were presented "portraits" of the participants and their body parts. Spectators were free to analyze the work for souvenirs: this is one of the most winning features and the biggest problems of street art - the direction of denying piety before work and the artist. Press described the event as very shocking.
Photo at dic.academic.ru

The most "hooligan" offshoot of street art - it's political and social protest, satire and propaganda slogans. There are many, they are often not very creative, and most of them - are speculative, but there are also interesting work. For example, the previously mentioned art-group "prosthesis" is a global protest, including ideological and political. Their project "f...ing Russian" - works on top of posters pasted around the city, is a charming focal point of hatred, venom and suffering is not the most stupid people who have to live in not the most intelligent world. True, synthesis, and a steady stream of angry protests, the value of specific groups rather strongly reduced. Now the work of participants can be seen in the gallery Navicula Artis.
Photo at Artistic Liberation Front

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Re: St. Petersburg Hip Hop grafitti
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 12:56:31 AM »
Here is a picture of a hip-hop tagger getting a friend to take a picture of how they defaced an historic building.

It is not about beauty, it is about challenging authority and for him the freedom to do what he wants without regard for others.

I remember meeting with some of the hip-hop artists in St. Petersburg and urging them to get permission to do wall murals. Russia is not so kind to criminals as America.  But it seems that would have infringed on their freedom to do whatever they wanted, when and where they wanted.

Some rise to a high level or art, but most are just tagging, like animals marking their territory.




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Re: St. Petersburg City Street-Art
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010, 01:04:01 AM »
Having said that painting public buildings without permission is a crime, here are some tagging vs. art examples from the St. Petersburg grafitti scene.

One good, one bad ....

And the good one was tagged by somebody else jealous of their talent! No honor among artists!


And 70 more ...
http://ilovegraffiti.de/eng/2010/10/27/st-petersburg/#more-8146
« Last Edit: November 17, 2010, 01:09:54 AM by Admiral_Kolchak »

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Re: St. Petersburg City Street Art grafitti
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 01:08:51 AM »
Here are two more, form St. Petersburg:

a hall covered with tags. Not much art, but the whole thing is almost pretty as a field of color.

A wall section in bright patterns, that is a nice painting, not for the Hermitage, but nice for a wall :)