The street has been at the heart of many groundbreaking visual subcultures for the past thirty years. However, there is now emerging a new wave of artists who are moving in fresh directions beyond graffiti and street art. Frustrated by wholesale corporate theft of street creativity, these artists are employing different techniques in their work, different materials, different means of dissemination and different ways of getting their work noticed. Often using new materials fly-tipped rubbish, street signs, children's toys, chalk, vinyl, perspex these artists are subverting the three-dimensional street scape to shock, educate and entertain. What makes their work so interesting is the dynamic way in which it operates between fine art and street art to form something revolutionary these artists are changing the way people experience city life. This book documents the new art with photographs of the work and interviews with major players around the world.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Artists; Caliper Boy; CutUp; Brad Downey; Eine; Eltono; Faile; Cayetano Ferrer; Samuel Francois; G *; Michael Genovese; Graffiti Research Lab; Influenza; Invader; Mark Jenkins; Leopold Kessler; Knitta; Adam Neate; On-ly; Part2ism; Psalm; Robin Rhode; Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada; Skullphone; Slinkachu; Judith Supine; Thought Police; Thundercut; Truth; Dan Witz; Zezao.
Francesca Gavin is a freelance features writer, critic and editor. She is currently art editor at Dazed & Confused, associate editor at Marmalade and guest editor of Into The Storm (www.intothestorm.com). She has written features and reviews for Blueprint, i-D, Art Review, The Big Issue, Citizen K, Intersection, Soma, The Times, Timeout, Upstreet and Wonderland.