Timelapse drawing of Roa's Exhibition Opening, somewhere in Stockholm.
Amazing space, amazingly filled with amazing detritus and beautiful drawings inhabiting the detritus filled space by renowned street artist Roa.
This drawing aimes to give a sense of the people filling the spaces that were left, to look, and be amazed...
Created live on iPad using the Brushes app, by Jenny Soep
Fantastic exhibition, exciting and bold in a city that holds zero tolerance - 'forbids any sanction of the style or the culture of graffiti, and which is widely perceived to be the only one of it’s kind in Europe'.
There's a lot of shit graffiti out there - just mindless tagging for the pure sake of it, but under such 'Draconian' measures and without time or space, one is not able to commit quality art. There should be spaces available for those that want to exhibit. Graffiti and street art will be around for ever, from those that have the skills and a voice. Scarlett Gallery is proving those with the talent to creatively and intelligently alter public spaces should be allowed.
It's a subject I don't know enough about, and I want to know more. When is it vandalism, when is it art? Surely marketing advertisements are bombarding you with information you haven't given permission to, so what makes graffiti 'more' culpable?
Check out Scarlett Gallery, Stockholm for details on their current exhibition of Roa, and future exhibitions.
Meanwhile, let's see if Stockholm city council spending 200 million kronor ($31 million) a year on removing Graffiti really is worth it - perhaps some designated art spaces would cost less?