Because of that exclusive paranoiac factor, street art is a form of expression that simply can't be mimicked in a comparatively typical sterile artist studio, for example. (Contrary to what ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg might think.) Often times these talented street artists double as street psychologists, bringing the subconscious of the culture into public domain. Whether it's spraying out shared suppressed emotional loops, Rorschach-styled lettering, or smiles through an aerosol can, graffiti artists are masters of smacking up hidden-cultural relevancies on a wall.
The Australian paint company, Ironlak, recently sponsored this brilliant street artist team providing them with what appears to be a "limitless" amount of paint and the largest blank canvas imaginable: a vacantly spacious Australian warehouse. Selina Miles is the talented and insanely dedicated Brisbane-based videographer that made this trippy, hyper-time-lapse video possible. Over 7,500 photos and 80 hours of shooting were squeezed and cut into five minutes of hyper-active video.
The project was shot with a Canon 6D and a 24-70mm L 2.8. While the brief video intro was shot using a Sony FS700. Fstoppers conducted an informative interview with Selina Miles, including some behind-the-scenes content as well. Be sure to check it out for an in-depth instructional on how the project was done.
The massive art project featured the Australian street artists Sofles, Fintan Magee, Treas, and Quench. Being that this project was completely legal and sponsored by a painting company, another Banksy quote humorously comes to mind: When graffiti isn't criminal, it loses most of its innocence. Criminality and innocence aside, the video is poetic proof of what these underground artists can do with a limitless amount of freedom, space and, well, paint.
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