Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Feeling in the mood for graffiti art

Just spreading some major art love for 2 graffiti artists I've been following lately: Fafi and Banksy.

From her agency bio: Fafi, a strong presence in the graffiti and fine art scenes, who is known for her images of sexy and liberated girls. On walls or in paintings and drawings, her girls can be funny, sexy, or aggressive openly confronting and suggestive to the viewer. By exploring femininity through stereotypes, and using it to her advantage, Fafi creates girls who are both powerful and active.

From wikipedia: Banksy is a well-known yet pseudo-anonymous English graffiti artist. His artworks are often satirical pieces of art which encompass topics from politics, culture, and ethics. His street art, which combines graffiti with a distinctive stencilling technique, has appeared in London and in cities around the world.

Note: How can you not look at that piece of art and not crack a smile? Talk about giving an elegant makeover to hideous doodles and elevating it to something hilariously absurd?

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