While Urban-art enjoys a worldwide success, the idea is to focus on the tag, brutal, primitive, the most rejected and misunderstood discipline of graffiti. Practical of insiders, few know how to decode, to enjoy. DrColors presents “Graffiti Machine” for the first time in the exhibition “A Nous York” (Lille, October 2014 / January 2015). Created from recycled materials (wood, skateboard wheels, DIY meters), it reproduces a selection of famous New York tags such as False, Guns, Pear and Taki 183. An accumulation, until saturation. Pure Tag, without artifice. Signature. The essence of Graffiti. This artistic experience try to reproduce the mechanical movement, the repetition, the compulsive gesture of the tagger.
Check this video out that the Nyorkers.com have published!
Creeping around on walls, doorways and service boxes in the city are Guess tags and stickers. Look around you. They’re there. They’ve been making their appearance for about two decades now. For some, graffiti is what they look for, for some it’s a nuisance and others never even knew it was there. But it is and there is a story behind it. There are zombies walking through the city everyday- people moving from point A to point B with no joy or reason other than that’s what they were told to do. For me, seeing stylish tags by someone who has been practicing their craft for years is another little reminder that we are here and alive and some of us are still motivated by things other than money.