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.

Above

6a00d834cad15053ef013480028618970c-800wi Above is an international street artist who is widely known for his social and political stencils, wooden “arrow mobile” installations, and witty word play paintings. His work has been seen all over Europe and the US.

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