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Reverse Graffiti: Street Artists Tag Images on Walls by Scrubbing Them Clean
Art piece by Scott Wade
The UK’s Paul Curtis, better known as “Moose,” is one of the technique’s pioneers. Although based in London, he has traveled around the world, creating images for clients such as Smirnoff. Commissioned by Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Moose teamed up with Fotorater founder Marc Cameron to create images of eco-friendly cars like the Tesla Roadster around Munich. In addition to scrub brushes and scrapers, Moose often uses stencils and power hoses to etch fine detail into his work.
Art piece by Alexandre Orion
Brazilian eco-artist Alexandre Orion transformed a transport tunnel in Sao Paolo into a mural a few years ago by etching skulls into the exhaust-stained walls, and another Brazil-based street artist, Drin Cortes, creates incredible work on underpasses and walls around the country. It just goes to show that beauty can be created in the most unlikely places, and just about any material can be an art medium in the right hands.
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