When I started trying to promote my own artwork online I kept coming across other people's art that amazed or compelled me in one way or another. This blog has been a way for me to practice thinking and writing about art, as well as learning more about my peers and all the incredible art that is being made out there.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010


EVOL is the moniker of a German graffiti artist who turns random objects into buildings by using stencils and spray paint. He's perfected his technique to create extraordinary optical illusions. The first three pieces here are part of an ongoing series of broken down cardboard boxes transformed into urban tenements and street scenes. Some of these images are quite large and you'll really appreciate them better if you click on and view them full size. He also turns other objects into buildings; electrical junction boxes, parts of walls, a cassette tape, whatever. Anything vaguely rectangular really. You can see a few of his pieces at www.wilde-gallery.com but if you really want to spend time with this artist's work, you'll want to go to his Flickr page and look through his set labeled some of mine. There you can also find this time lapse video of his process.

"Dieffenbach Str. Backyard" vers.#1 spraypaint and stencil on cardboard 110x98cm

"Lehmbruck" 9-11 spraypaint and stencil on board 54x117cm

"Wallflower" vers.#1 Spaypaint stencil on cardboard 54x68cm

spraypaint and stencil on electrical cabinet, 96 x 78 x 32 cm

Okay, so now that you kind of get the idea, try to wrap your mind around the following installation piece called "Caspar David Friedrich Stadt"; a recent effort in which he transforms the interior floor area of a slaughterhouse in Dresden. To quote the artist:
"Painted in a 10x8meter hole in the ground on the abandoned slaughterhouse area in Dresden,
probably the former foundation of a huge boiler plant to derive soap from rendered beef fat or other utilization of carcass. However, even 15 years after closing down, it still smells nauseating.
The main slaughterhouse complex was built 1906 by hans erlwein. Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Slaughterhouse Five" also takes place there. Caspar David Friedrich painted that area called Ostragehege in 1832, And my favorite footnote is that his father was a soap-boiler ..."


  1. Thank you for sharing
    This fabulous work with us

  2. My mind is suitably boggled. Boggled, I say. Lots of neat little details in CDFS: the strands of wire poking out of the electrical conduit looking for all the world like a dead tree in this post-apocalyptic hellhole; the cobwebs in the last photo being the only real clue as to the scale. Boggled, I say.