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 whole online gallery for even more.
“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.”
Berlin Wall, Germany.
In this piece, ABOVE changed a pre-existing Banksy stencil (seen in the video above) into a commentary on Banksy’s increasing commercial success.