Graffiti and Steam Punk: A Love Affair

When graffiti art appears in its popular environment, it can look like this:

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Weimar, Germany

Layers, angularity, textualization and exaggeration of space, as if the world were created out of strips torn from a book. The relationship to steam punk is exact.

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Image from Gauche Academy. Source.

Here’s what graffiti looks in 3-D, when it invades the space formerly owned by classical sculpture: angularity, quoting, torn strips, layers, and as with the other two, an inability to escape textuality except by embodying it!

 

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One of Barbarossa’s Knights at his Kaiserslautern Camelot

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