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Canberran graffiti artist on Flickr

By waldherr 17 September 2012 24


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)


these guys are so cool that they also have a tumblr-blog


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.

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.

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