Sunday, June 22, 2008
MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.
I know this is old news, but, I thought it would be a good crack in the wall to lead me back to my br o ke n animated thoughts.
I don't know what to say about Blu's work but I'll try this...his work is a surreal prestidigitation of megalithic graffiti art that monstrously crawls and morphs over the urban landscape. The forms eat up and spit out the usual 'tagged' street vocabulary as his own visual style transforms the concrete horror vacui into a frame by frame take over of both space and time. Like a precise marauding horde of locust, Blu's images spread over and interact with the specific site or environment, as the seemingly psyche-driven marks shrink and grow to get around every corner. The end result is where one can follow the traces of the artist's anarchistic romp around the city block to wind up at the final stilled image that is uniquely his own. Blu is painting over the walls that separate contemporary street art and Art and taking animation to a whole new scale, both physically and culturally!!
In other words, I really dig it!
Here is his site yet again! BLU