One Of Dubai’s Only Street Artists Working Outside Of The Law

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Dubai and the United Arab Emirates has seen a recent influx of street art and artists.  However, those working beyond preordained areas, outside the law and within a true graffati tradition, still surprisingly few.  One of the only such street artists is known Arcadia Blank.  Though rare and often illegal, the artist’s work has garnered the support of many locals by forgoing trite tagging for short thought provoking maxims.  The short text pieces touch on religion, politics, globalization, media, and a range of other matters with an intriguing mix of sarcasm and sincerity.  Further, Arcadia often utilizes temporary structures, which not only minimize private property damage but also is especially appropriate to the artwork’s style.