Friday, November 4, 2011

Grime Writing

Grime Writer Paul "Moose" Curtis scrubs clean city walls, resulting in stunning artwork. When London police attempted to arrest him for defacing property, he argued "that the marks were made by pollution. If they wanted to arrest the perpetrators of this crime, they should get with the people who had created this pollution." Through the simple act of dirt removal, Moose raises ecological consciousness while creating beautiful murals.



Moose's work echoes the blindsiding vitality of street artists such as Samo (aka Jean-Michel Basquiat) and Banksy.

On a related note, Matt McCormick's brilliantly simple documentary The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal points to the unintended beauty made by graffiti's enemies.

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