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Canberran graffiti artist on Flickr

By waldherr 17 September 2012 24

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I coincidentally came across some guy’s flickr account documenting his tagging outings in our city. Being an “artistic creature” and risking to sound rather moronic, I find these expressions of public art visually offensive. Graffiti-artists with half a brain don’t repeat the same name, style, etc over and over. This person (or rather group of “artists”) is obviously very un-talented.

Someone before on the RiotACT used a Banksy quote in regards to tagging :

“All artists are willing to suffer for their work. But why are so few prepared to learn to draw?”

I hope this guy  get busted and has to clean up all the horrendous crap he pollutes this city with… (or at least gets drawing lessons)

flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/84278694@N02/

these guys are so cool that they also have a tumblr-blog http://falsiesmob.tumblr.com/

*sigh*


UPDATE 17/09/12 10:32: ED – I popped over to Braddon to record the “art” above.

I did, however, find The Angel of Lonsdale Street nearby which I rather liked:

Angel of Lonsdale Street


UPDATE 17/09/12 14:27: Thanks to StonedWookie for pointing out there’s even video of their antics:

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Reon 10:01 am 18 Sep 12

This facebook page has a large selection of pieces of work which are generally pleasant.

http://www.facebook.com/street.artcanberra

It seems a same to only focus on the more obnoxious stuff.

Henry82 10:05 pm 17 Sep 12

Truthiness said :

. Don’t blame the artist for ruining a crappy canvas.

Imo the perfect canvas is your own wall, not someone elses.

Truthiness 4:06 pm 17 Sep 12

Some of these are quite good, Abyss can obviously do great things when he has more than one colour to work with. Its a pity so many of these are just sketchy tags, the more complex works really liven up the bleak industrial wastelands they are juxtaposed with.

I hope this hive mind witch hunt doesn’t end up discouraging the artistic repurposing of public spaces. Don’t blame the artist for ruining a crappy canvas.

johnboy 3:43 pm 17 Sep 12

A source who cannot be named believes the Abyss607 featured in the Canberra Times last year is the “abyss” mentioned nearly subliminally in the opening credits of the video.

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/sVSnAqmbJu8FBflFYIKHMdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

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