Spraying Bricks are BACK with this coverage of ABOVE at ARTSCAPE MALMÖ 2014
ARTSCAPE – is Sweden’s first ever street art festival. Spraying Bricks were fortunate enough to be invited out to Malmö for this historic affair. We caught up with Above whilst out there, painting a monstrous wall. He is the first of our ARTSCAPE series. This is the making of his piece METAMORPHOSIS
Above was born in California in 1981 and has been creating art in the streets since 1995. He is known for his multi-layer, full colour stencils, spinning wooden arrow-shaped kinetic art installations, and large text-based painted murals.
Above’s artworks regardless of medium usually have a strong message or awareness about social, political or international current events. Above began painting graffiti on freight trains in California in 1995. At the age of 19, Above moved to Paris, France, where he started painting his, decade long, trademark arrow icon pointing ‘above’.
Street art has reached a tipping point and everyone agrees that things are about to change in a big way… But what will happen next?
Artscape – Exploration: Future invites a group of experts and thinkers to discuss what the future might hold for our generation’s most popular art form.
Among the guests are:
Fernando Frances Snr. – Director, CAC Málaga
Peter Bengtsen – PhD candidate, Lund University
Fernando Frances Jr. – Curator, MAUS MÁLAGA
Jacob Kimvall – PhD candiate, Stockholm University
Lee Bofkin – Founder of Global Street Art