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Here's to 20 more years - Russell
Grenoble based artis
I mainly draw people's faces with spray acrylic paint using a technique called stencil.
Thanks to: Chris Benfield, Deborah, @Emily_Lykos, Jaime Rojo for Brooklyn Street Art, @GraffitiRadical, u/IogicaI, u/NastyNava
Jef Aerosol (just one)
Chuck Sperry cuts a stencil in France
Germany (just one)
Hamburg (just one)
Italy (just one)
Spain (just one)
In the UK
Thanks to: Jeremy Novy, @Emily_Lykos, Jaime Rojo for Brooklyn Street Art, @GraffitiRadical, u/IogicaI, u/NastyNava
Spinning: AC/DC; Jerry Garcia Band; Led Zeppelin; Bowie
>NEW< Hijack in NYC
Ancient hand stencils in Primal
A 2017 Burningman cut out
One in Sacramento
A few in Denver
One in Florida
Faile (just one)
A massive cut out from Logan Hicks
Voxx (just one)
Bogata (just one)
Toxicomano (just one)
I like to cut. Stenciling is a technique that allows me to reproduce my images as many times as I want in different sizes and very quickly. It is also a very simple technique that is available to anyone, which makes it a technique of action, of wanting to do, of carrying out an idea.
I like to do something appropriate to the space and for that it is necessary to take measures and generate a spreadsheet that adapts to the place, that takes time. In the process of the cuts I found a kind of therapy, of meditation, like a mantra - something repetitive that at the same time is new - that fascinated me and that I cannot stop doing.
Thanks to: @Emily_Lykos, Jaime Rojo for Brooklyn Street Art, @RadicalGraffiti, u/Gudariak, u/w0f0z, u/shares_inDeleware, u/Pzy2209
Spinning: Duke and Coleman,
Australia (just one)
Martha Cooper snaps one in Kinshasa
Colombia (just one)
Ireland (just one)
Nebraska (just one)
misstencil (just one)
Around the Castro
Turkey (North Kurdistan)