street art stencils show social media culture through graffiti
 
street art stencils show social media culture through graffiti
jan 30, 2015

street art stencils show social media culture through graffiti


street art stencils show social media culture through graffiti
all images courtesy of iheartthestreetart

 

 

 

armed with ink and imagination, a vancouver street artist has stenciled a series of street art compositions in and around his urban surroundings. each image shares a relationship to a particular aspect of contemporary culture, specifically social media and its connection to a generation of children.

iHeart street art meets contemporary social media culture
a child types away on her smartphone, with message bubbles painted above her head

 

 

 

throughout his public works, the artist known as iHeart imagines kids interacting with facebook and twitter, toying with their smartphones, writing in hashtags, whining about instagram notifications and complaining about auto-correct. with a banksy-esque quality — a simple use of color and graphics marked by the interplay between positive and negative space — iHeart tells the story of a social-media-obsessed culture, and the evident effect it will have on the growing youth.

iHeart street art meets contemporary social media culture
‘download font’ appears as a ‘button’ beneath a graffiti tag

iHeart street art meets contemporary social media culture
a stenciled child takes a selfie

iHeart street art meets contemporary social media culture
the young girl scribbles a huge hashtag onto the wall

iHeart street art meets contemporary social media culture

street art meets contemporary social media culture
a mathematical code equates to ‘i<3u’

street art meets contemporary social media culture
#graffiti #is #just #meaningless #tags — an interesting play on words

street art meets contemporary social media culture
a homage to the facebook wall, written on an actual wall

street art meets contemporary social media culture

street art meets contemporary social media culture
a pedestrian walks past the message written on the wall 

  • This is an interesting work. The kind I call artivist art because it induces statements that people can deduce about our times reflecting on our individual and collective choices.

    Turenne

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