Entries in street art (2)
I have just discovered this street artist called Nomerz - unfortunately only on the internet and not in London (yet?). My favourite type of street art is when the environment is incorporated into the artwork themselves. And Nikita Nomerz - so his full name - is great with it. Hopefully he'll find his way from Russia soon to the UK too.
Street art - I know it's all over the media - and the topic is nothing new. And it's been milked to the max by profit hungry art dealers and artists themselves. But I don't care - I welcome anything that puts a splash of colour, fun and/or meaning onto the grey urban walls - anything that is not another bloody advertising poster.
I especially like stuff that modifies the places around us and turns them into dreamlike spaces for a while, where rules of our reality are twisted and bended.
This guy mentalgassi has done a project called Public Intimacy where he has pretty much done that. I particulary like the phone booth turned shower.
These kind of innocent and cute projects always remind me that nothing in life should be taken too serious. Life can be so great - if we want it to be.
Check out his other work here: http://mentalgassi.blogspot.com