GRAFFITI ART #35 – Extract
Graffiti Art issue 35
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Issue 35 kicks off with a cover dedicated to German duo Low Bros and their iconic wolf.
After a few American expeditions, the editorial team returned to European shores with a visit to the Nuart Festival in Norway and Upeart in Finland. These walls from the cold brilliantly explode the limits of the genre. A Spaniard has invited himself to Marseille, and it’s an opportunity for an in-depth meeting with Gonzalo Borondo as he prepares his monumental show, “Matière Noire”. Exclusive!
Another Berlin-based Spaniard, Vermibus, draws us into his anti-advertising interventions, imprinting his “anti-beauty” faces on our psyche like so many black holes sending us back to the despair of consumerist society.
Amandine Urruty leads us in the footsteps of Hieronymus Bosch in his lavish frescoes, reminding us that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
As for German artist Hendrik Czakainski, he uses satellite images of disasters to produce moving volumes expressing the disorder of a world that has become a little too dense for human beings.
Frenchman Ludo brings us back to social criticism with his predominantly green technoid insects and a strong accent of irony.
This issue then investigates the irruption of urban art in museums, in a dossier that leaves aside the question of legitimacy to focus on venues, collections and the ever-growing tide of the current movement.
Finally, in a detour to Los Angeles, we visit Thinkspace gallery and its owner Andrew Hosner, who tells us how he applies the techniques of rock metal producers to the art business.
An issue that heralds a combative, transgressive and beautiful autumn.