At two of the most famous art institutions in London – Saatchi Gallery and Tate Modern, these two men decided to take it upon themselves to make themselves into piece of art.
Is it art? Performance art? Installation art? The BEST part about this is that whomever was guarding the rooms at the time was probably just playing their crossword puzzles -in PENCIL obviously, because PENs are forbidden in museums – aka you can’t erase whatever mark it would leave should it fall out of your hands and g-d forbid create something as EXTREME as Yellowism. Or maybe they were just reading their Kindle… Just saying from experience of going to several museums and watching the room attendants – they tend to be in their own world at times.
Lesson of the day – keep your eyes open. Who knows what you will come across???!
XX, DP (@dpayt / @CultureHeARTs)
Although I must admit, I was not a fan of the “East End” in London at first, I have come to find some true, rare, street art treasures that make me want to go back more and more! Not only did I come across a CLASSIC example of a Space Invader (above) but I too came across a new artist that I find truly inspiring: C215.
C215 is Christian Guémy, a French stencil graffiti artist that creates such intricate works, in this particular case, on such a small scale. The detail, colour, shading, everything – is just so magnificent. I hope to be seeing more of his art pop up around Europe.
Below is C215’s work – both happened to be found on random doors on the main street (in East London). This is incredibly atypical. When you think of graffiti, you think of it being found in discrete locations, or in alley ways, on top of buildings, or even on designated mural walls (which sometimes have even been pre-arranged LEGALLY with the city council), etc… but this dude has HUTZPAH to create such detail oriented works in incredibly public places where he could be stopped at any second for “vandalizing.” Blah blah blah. Vandalism? Really?
It might be vandalism. But it is beautiful nonetheless. See the beauty in art. Find the beauty in your he(ART). And FYI, he is not only a street artist, his work too can be found in commercial galleries (apparently these works are created in various sizes, and by various I mean up to heights of 81″ – perhaps even more). How MAJOR!
Keep your eyes open! You never know what you’ll come across. It’s those little things in life that we find that make our days that much more exciting!
Mark Rothko. An artistic genius. He may have had psychological issues, but that did not stop his creativity. Shockingly, a stupid idiot, excuse my harsh language, decided to deface one of the Seagram Murals at Tate Modern – as we all know. And what was his punishment? TWO YEARS IN JAIL?! That is all?! Dear Mr. Yellowism, you have committed a sin against artistic humanity. You should forever stay in jail. Your punishment is minimal and disheartening. Maybe you will one day learn that actions speak louder than words. A random psychotic outburst in front of the painting would have been much more entertaining than you defacing cultural property. And for that, I bid you farewell. Enjoy your time in jail.