Tuesday, December 16, 2008

SpY: Urban Furniture and Art Interventions to Break the Automate Inertia of The Dweller

He replicates urban elements, transforms them into something else and then installs them in the streets. Sharpened by his skills and experience as an acclaimed graffiti artist in Madrid, Spain the urban sculpturing of artist SpY takes a somewhat weird though definitely unique point of view at modern urban environments. Active since the mid 80s, SpY was already experimenting with large posters and modified billboards for more than a decade before coming up with what what he now refers to as Urban Furniture and Urban art Interventions.

Above: Bricks, Urban Furniture project min the city of Zaragoza for the Segundo Asalto event as a part of the En la Frontera culture festival in Spain. Below: Coloring Intervention project titled Ramp.

According to SpY's site, his work:
"...want to be a break in the automate-like inertia of the urban dweller. Bits of thought that hide in a corner for whoever wants to let himself be surprised. Full of both irony and a positive sense of humor, they appear to inspire a smile, a thought, to help a conscience a little bit more lucid."

Above: Intervention project titled Cow. Below: Fresh paint. We can see some humor here, all right. Just wonder about the the lawful owner of the vehicle.

For questions and inquiries please refer to http://www.spy.org.es

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