Urban Scene

Fitzroy was an unexplored area of Melbourne to me and I can’t believe it’s taken me all this time to discover it. I have to say that it is now one of my favourite places to hang-out in Melbourne. I like the creative vibe I get from the place, plus it’s got interesting little boutique shops. I came across this street art while walking down Gertrude Street. Personally, it’s not really my kind of aesthetic but there is something about it that I’m drawn to. I do have an appreciation for the amount of time that must have gone to creating something like this.

I’ve always been a big fan of French artist Invader. His work is inspired by the game Space Invader (an arcade video game designed by Tomohiro Nishikado that was released in 1978). The first time I heard about Invader’s work was when he ‘invaded’ a hotel room and placed one of this artworks on the wall. I really liked this concept of invading someone’s space but in a public domain. I was stoked to have come across his work during our trip to Paris.

Spray-painting in Singapore is a rare-sight, there was an article in Newsweek earlier this year which mentioned that acts of vandalism is punishable by up to 3 years in jail or 8 strokes of the cane. This mural was hidden in an alleyway by the Bugis Street markets, turns out it was a commissioned mural by Converse, created by ZERO.

There’s something quite raw about the illustration that I find really appealing. I like the simplicity and expressive nature of the forms; it also responds well to the environment it’s in. The medium is effective as it communicates a certain attitude and personality about converse that would appeal to it’s demographic.

I was walking down Ponsonby Road in Auckland one evening and came across this stencil art on the wall. I found the scene beautiful and just had to take a photo of it.

Discovered this cool garage at Burton Street, Sydney. I think it may have been a creative space as the walls were covered with these amazing illustrations. We couldn’t go in to take pics of the walls as there was construction going on inside at the time, it was a shame it all had to go.

2 Responses to “Urban Scene”
  1. matt says:

    wow love the last one.

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