BustArt

Smurfface

Location: chi K11 art space
90

Hailing from the streets of Basel, Switzerland is BustArt, a street artist best known for his colourful and complex graffiti that can be described as ‘Street Pop-Art’. BustArt’s extremely versatile style reflects his methods. From freehand painting to intricate stencils with up to 8 layers, he uses everything, as long as concrete walls are the canvas for his art. His iconic creations are not only made with aerosol cans, but incorporate brushes, markers and stencils. BustArt’s street art combines writing and figurative elements that contribute an urban aesthetic and intrigue his audience about the issues behind the paintings.

Hailing from the streets of Basel, Switzerland is BustArt, a street artist best known for his colourful and complex graffiti that can be described as ‘Street Pop-Art’. BustArt’s extremely versatile style reflects his methods. From freehand painting to intricate stencils with up to 8 layers, he uses everything, as long as concrete walls are the canvas for his art. His iconic creations are not only made with aerosol cans, but incorporate brushes, markers and stencils. BustArt’s street art combines writing and figurative elements that contribute an urban aesthetic and intrigue his audience about the issues behind the paintings.

Smurfface

Bustart appropriates existing elements from the cartoons of our youth and gives them a contemporary interpretation. From this creative process, our cartoon culture from our youth has reborn. The iconic figures, the Smurf, is fused into one new figure. He mixed the classic character with a throw up which is the term for a quick graffiti painting existing on bubble letters. He used the same shape for the throw up and the head of the Smurf. Smurfface (throw up) is the letters BUST that stands for the artist’s name. BustArt has painted this design a few times in various sizes on the streets worldwide.

This way, Bustart created a very nice combination between graffiti, cartoons and our pop-culture.

SHARE

Location

Location: chi K11 art space