Graffiti Art Magazine #48 | January – February 2020
Graffiti Art Magazine

Graffiti Art Magazine #48 | January – February 2020

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Reconnecting with our street art roots

EDITORIAL #48 | January-February 2020

Re-establishing links between our Street Art roots and the reality of Contemporary Urban Art today is obvious. In new sections, we will now explore destinations and places that make up the international Street Art scene. Our first step takes us to Israel, where the liveliness of creation is matched only by the struggles that drive it. In the same spirit, we follow Jace, gone – in commando mode – to offer his Gouzou to the ghosts of Chernobyl. An impossible conversation? Not so sure !

From storming the public space to creations in the studio, references and diversions of ancient or classic works are legion. What if Urban Art reconciled the ancients and the moderns? With committed actors, we are exploring a complex situation in our file.

The diversity of sources of inspiration is the richness of creation. INTI's solar universe has its source in a cultural mix imbued with exacerbated optimism and mythological references. Ray Caesar introduces us to his imaginary friends born of his childhood traumas. For Stephen Powers and Wasted Rita, the engines of creation are more immediate: the shortcomings of consumer society for one, a crazy feminism for the other. The two come together in their mastery of words and calligraphic games. Visual artists Supakitch and Grems create new visual expressions where aesthetics take center stage.

Our logistics flows have been reviewed to limit our CO2 emissions. Magazines now only travel about thirty kilometers before entering distribution circuits, compared to more than 1,500 previously. Everyone has their own contribution to the environment.

Connecting with our Street Art Roots

EDITORIAL #48 | January-February 2020

Rebuilding bridges between the roots of street art and the reality of today's urban contemporary art is a necessity for us. So, we have included new columns in which you will learn about the main destinations and spots of the international street art scene. Our first stop was Israel, where creativity is as burning as the topics artists tackle. In the same spirit, we have followed Jace on his expedition to confront his Gouzou with the ghosts of Chernobyl. An impossible dialogue? Maybe not.

From public space hijackings to studio creations, references and misappropriations of antique and classical works abound. What if urban art could reconcile the Ancients and the Moderns? To touch on this complex matter, we have talked to the main players in this game.

Creative wealth draws on diverse inspirations. INTI's solar universe takes root in a cultural melting pot filled with mythological references and grounded in profound optimism. Ray Caesar has surrounded himself with imaginary friends born out of his childhood traumas. Stephen Powers and Wasted Rita find their creative material more readily: in the flaws of our consumer society for the first one, and in wild feminism for the second. Yet both share a mastery of words and a taste for calligraphic play. As for the plastic artists Supakitch and Grems, they put aesthetics at the center of their new visual expressions.

Last but not least, we have reviewed our logistics to limit our CO2 do our part.