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But is it art? New Abyss piece [With Poll]

By johnboy - 15 November 2012 25

street art

Dante has sent in a new work by the increasingly controversial Abyss in the Woden Interchange.

While the comments will no doubt be dominated by the strongest opinion holders. But here’s a poll to get some numbers on the issue.

Street Art or Vandalism?

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25 Responses to
But is it art? New Abyss piece [With Poll]
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puffin 9:25 am
15 Nov 12
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I don’t believe the two options are mutually exclusive, I would vote for both.

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NicholasBurns 9:31 am
15 Nov 12
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It’s a painting.

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TheDancingDjinn 10:18 am
15 Nov 12
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Who ever keeps scrawling that stupid eye ball all over the place needs a kick in the nuts. I’ve seen an old lady’s colorbond fence defaced with it recently – i doubt she asked the “artist” for it, considering how much those things cost. Its all over street signs and its just getting scribbley and ugly… i do like street art when its decent – i do not like scribble.

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TheDancingDjinn 10:20 am
15 Nov 12
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Though I will say this creature with the blue and red and awesome horns is actually pretty cool – I could not do that.. that’s skill.

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5
bundah 10:28 am
15 Nov 12
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Ruined by the conical rice hat.

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poetix 10:40 am
15 Nov 12
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This is a valuable addition to Canberra, and particularly to the Woden Interchange.

Though it’s hard to think of something that wouldn’t be an improvement to the Woden Interchange.

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Dante 10:41 am
15 Nov 12
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TheDancingDjinn: They’re done by the same artist. That’s the main reason I submitted this to the site.

It combines the Seer image that so many people seem to like, along with the artist’s tags which people seem to dislike.

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maxblues 11:01 am
15 Nov 12
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It looks very much like a portrait of my mother-in-law…so not only vandalism but also plagiarism. Actually the art is not bad, but the size of the tag should be in the same proportion as artists have used in signing their works for hundreds of years and respect private property.

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 11:17 am
15 Nov 12
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Get rid of the tag and dumb ass eyeball and its a good piece that should be welcomed. But no, he has to act like a mong and put up tags.

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TheDancingDjinn 11:18 am
15 Nov 12
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Dante said :

TheDancingDjinn: They’re done by the same artist. That’s the main reason I submitted this to the site.

It combines the Seer image that so many people seem to like, along with the artist’s tags which people seem to dislike.

I’d like it way more if it were not on street signs or old ladies belongings. That being said I am all for allowing street artists to showcase work..Street Artists – please don’t showcase it on fences and small places.. it looks slightly untidy – and it makes your work suffer, it doesn’t look as nice if its quickly scribbled on a wall. Perhaps they could do what people used to do in Sydney.. they go in and ask the owner if they can use the wall for art purposes.. show them some earlier work – I love good graffiti art… maybe owners, you can allow them a place to showcase so it looks good. I would

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Dante 12:42 pm
15 Nov 12
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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Get rid of the tag and dumb ass eyeball and its a good piece that should be welcomed. But no, he has to act like a mong and put up tags.

…and again with the disgusting reference towards the disabled. Learn to contribute without making shameful comparisons.

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 1:18 pm
15 Nov 12
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Dante said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Get rid of the tag and dumb ass eyeball and its a good piece that should be welcomed. But no, he has to act like a mong and put up tags.

…and again with the disgusting reference towards the disabled. Learn to contribute without making shameful comparisons.

If you see it as insulting or derogatory, then you are the problem, not I

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Kazuki 1:20 pm
15 Nov 12
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Think it’s fantastic – an yes, any art at the woden interchange is a bonus in my books. Abyss does some cool stuff and certainly has a recognised style.

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thy_dungeonman 2:14 pm
15 Nov 12
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In my opinion good art is about communication. Because tags (and small symbols) are illegible and undecipherable to most of us and have significance only to other taggers, they therefore provide no value while marking a wall or fence that the owner does not want marked. However pictorial graffiti (that is not completely vulgar) can be understood, enjoyed and appreciated by the wider community, therefore while it is still vandalism, it provides at least some value in return, depending on the quality and subject matter of the image.

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Roundhead89 3:01 pm
15 Nov 12
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The sooner they get rid of that sleazy, skid row area and expand Westfield Woden over it the better. It really is a blight on this city.

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