[This was emailed to me via Pixnit's email address, making me think that the "concept" of Pixnit is now dead. Hope it isn't the artist!]
PIXNIT, 35; Notorious Boston Artist
PIXNIT, the controversial Boston based artist as famous for her anonymity as for her street art, is missing and presumed dead. Her breakthrough came in 2007 when the Boston Globe ran a profile about her provocative artwork. Her painting style, combining graffiti with a distinctive stenciling technique, was guerilla art designed to simultaneously beautify and to critique the uses and misuses of the urban environment.
PIXNIT was last seen April 2nd when filmed by a CCTV camera near Pont Alexandre in Paris, France. It is believed that she was on her way to meet other Parkour enthusiasts for a practice session.
“Parkour is the physical discipline of training to overcome any obstacle within one's path by adapting one's movements to the urban environment. Practitioners like PIXNIT run along a route, attempting to negotiate obstacles through jumping, climbing and gymnastics,” said Vanessa Platacis, Project Manager for PIXNIT Productions.