7 Street Art Stencils That Interact With Their Surroundings

7 Street Art Stencils That Interact With Their Surroundings

Paris-based street artist ABOVE is known for weaving stencil paintings into the surrounding streetscape to create images that border on optical illusions. Travelling the world to make art that comments on social and political issues, ABOVE keeps an eye out for situations where real world and painted image can interact, with results that are playful, head-scratching and haunting.

Using stationary shadows, dangling wires, a hole in the Berlin Wall, a panhandler's spot next to an ATM, or the ornate frame of a boarded-up window, ABOVE's work plays with perception and perspective to elevate street art to a field far beyond the common tag. Check out some of our favourites, and be sure to cruise the whole online gallery for even more.


7 Street Art Stencils That Interact With Their Surroundings

London, England.


7 Street Art Stencils That Interact With Their Surroundings

Zaragoza, Spain.

"24 per cent desempleados translates into english 24 per cent unemployed," ABOVE explains. "Spain is the eurozone's 4th largest economy, however one in four people in spain are unemployed."


7 Street Art Stencils That Interact With Their Surroundings

Madrid, Spain.


7 Street Art Stencils That Interact With Their Surroundings

Berlin Wall, Germany.


7 Street Art Stencils That Interact With Their Surroundings

Lisbon, Portugal.


Copenhagen, Denmark.


7 Street Art Stencils That Interact With Their Surroundings

Paris, France.

In this piece, ABOVE changed a pre-existing Banksy stencil (seen in the video above) into a commentary on Banksy's increasing commercial success.


Pictures: ABOVE

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