Our next blog is all based on a much loved inspiration of ours, the often controversial form of artistic expression and sometimes political satire, Street art.
The latest Banksy hoax has got us moving with our updates and it lead us to upload images from a recent trip to his home city Bristol, our experiments with time lapse and a slightly unusual baby bump paint all in the urban theme.
Space invader googly eye paints popping up whilst exploring one of our favourite cities
Being painted on the streets of Bristol was a lot of fun, we particularily enjoyed the strange looks in many cafe stops; with our favourite eating spot being the amazing afekino, with its the vegan chocolate and beatroot cake and ice cream after mountains of sweet potatos and veggie burgers went down a treat, we loved the little co-operative, from their amazing food to the loveliest staff, and even some life drawing classes in the room below!
Bristol boasts some of the UKs best street art along with being the only UK city to have won the title ‘European Green Capital’ for 2015. The streets are lined with works from artists who produce innovative and dynamic work. Camouflage body art such as Trina Merry’s, Liu Bolin and many more, appears on streets also, this time as living art; and although it is more temporary than street art it is being made permanent when it is captured and used online, in films, and though media and marketing.
Carolyn Ropers work at 1 minute 44 secs
Banksy’s film Exit through the gift shop pointed out the power of branding through creating iconic imagery and media hype. Body art is apprearing more and more in mainstream and commercial campaigns, proving yet again novelty sells.
After the brilliance of Banksys film we are itching to see more stories told about this body painting modern art movement and have began playing with photography techniques to create our own humours art movement, literally, with a time lapse piece based on another classic game (like space invader, we couldn’t help but include the googly eyes!) We hope you enjoy the retro fun feel of Painted Pacman