Sunday, May 31, 2009

Up one hill and down another.








Half the population of the earth lives in cities. In forty years, the figure will be two-thirds. The increasing size of cities causes a need to make yourself heard and seen. Going bigger than usual, trying to expand my visual vocabulary.

Warm days...



... cold nigths.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Finally...




... it is over. The book I have been working on for the last 8 months is being printed. It should be out in next few days... hold tight!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Work work work






There is nothing worse than burdening a project with too many ambitions, too much attention to the detail, too much finesse, too much intelligence.
Jiem and me in Lille, another victory for the legendary outsider.
                                             
                                    video

Waiting:



The irony in acceleration derives from the waiting we must do to experience it.
Just got back from a 10-day trip to Lille, France.
Had a great time with our friends Flo and Jiem.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sacrifice and save




Every city is now in the business of not making itself, but also marketing itself.
Spending another sleepless night waiting to get a photo of yesterday's work, in fear of arriving to the spot only to see it scraped off.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Interrupted meanings



When one looks at a certain object only as representing another, the idea one has of it is a sign. This is usually how one looks at paintings...So when a sign becomes a representation of this certain object it can be slowly interfered with to the boundaries of its legibility. The sign works only as long as we associate it with this certain object.
By combining different sets of signs, one can create a personal meta-language, a very own code of communication. Choosing to place this in the public places, one can make a network of signs, a meta-map. Nonetheless, a viewer cannot crack their code and is incapable of re-creating it, so the message of this codes remains enigmatic.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Avoid Fields. Jump Fences.





There are those that say we like best what we see most. This need for covering as much advertising space as possible with different mediums is something that both street art and advertising campaigns have in common. The need to mass produce a single recognizable image and spread it all over the world. Very often do i find myself torn between this need for mass production and a need to create an intimate, original work.

Back to the roots


1981. the beginning of the end. Aids was on the rise and free love was beginning to decline. Crazy things were going on it the city that never sleeps and all i can do is dream about the times long lost.

Visionary VS. Futuristic


When you see a color in a certain light, you are changed forever. When you see it again, you start to develop an associative attachment to it. Every time you see that color in that certain light you evoke a particular feeling. In other words, that color becomes an emotional trigger.
Anyway, I have (unconsciously) founded my work on a convention. Or a set of conventions. Trying to change these is almost impossible, so in order to progress i have to develop new ones. Their boundary is not stable, since every new work ads another layer to it and its history and forms the definition a convention itself. Perpetually going back to older conventions and redefining them, upgrading the to the current setting is a necessary step, reinforcement of the foundation.

City of difference



As visual landmarks melt and reform before our eyes, we sense that somehow the world itself dissolves around us. To that i am deeply grateful.