Witty Street Art Makes Smart Use Of Surroundings And Politics

The street artist known as Above works primarily with stencils and spray paint.  However it can also be said that he works primarily with politics and wit.  Above’s pieces expound on their surroundings, such as cast shadows, trash cans, electrical wires and even preexisting street art.  He also uses these surroundings to bring attention to political issues.  For example, a line of silhouetted people queue up down a city block as a comment on Spain’s high unemployment rate  and a reference to the lines at the unemployment office.  Another piece was daringly executed near an ATM – a masked figure points a gun at the ATM with one hand, and is handing cash to a real homeless woman nearby with the other.






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  • Jei

    Very witty. I love it.