Urban Artist: Above 03/09/2011
1 week after the tragic earthquakes in Haiti...
If you've been following my recent articles, you may have noticed that I've taken an interest to urban graffiti, aka street art. While the imagery itself is beautiful, its the political/social messages depicted by the artists that really stand out to me. While that seems to be a common theme, there are also a good sum of artists that take to the streets just to take a crack at society or express their feelings.
"Above" - who conceals his identity to avoid jail time I'm sure - started in the mid 90's and has since been making his mark all over the world ever since. Known more for his political artwork than anything else, you can find his pieces on various walls across the globe, including Paris, Cuba, New York, and more. Check out his work on his website at http://www.goabove.com/. Enjoy.