by Glenn Beck
Look at the above photo that was found in Brooklyn! We wonder if the media is reporting on any of the street art that openly calls for people to either occupy or face anarchy, with the “apathetic” clearly being the victims of anarchy if they don’t conform and fall in line with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. Enzo and Nio are street artists in New York City, and have created several pieces of work sympathetic to the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, including the below (click for more)
It's kind of crazy to see where street art has gone in the last decade. We've witnessed an explosion of interest, resulting in exhibitions, festivals, and (of course) websites dedicated to the subject. Obviously, street art has also tickled the fancy of the mainstream. Five years ago it would have seemed insane to suggest a street artist would work a campaign poster for the president. Or, sell big at auction.
Times have changed.
And, as the mainstream embraces street art and some artists grow to receive great recognition (for example, JR), the underground continues to bubble.
We linked with RJ Rushmore, the man behind Vandalog, to get a sense of where the street art scene is heading in 2012. He ably offered up a few names and talked us through the folks he thinks are next.
Of Enzo & Nio RJ says, "This duo seemed to have come out of nowhere to make some of the most tumblr-friendly street art of 2011. It's difficult to be a funny or clever street artist without being written off as another Banksy clone, but Enzo and Nio are pulling it off." (Click to see original article)
"...After walking around for a little more than an hour, we headed over to a bar whose name is already a blur. We sat and chatted about random things; not their works. They don’t like discussing their work as it might lead to them affecting the way I interpret it, therefore; it is never discussed, they prefer it this way. We share several good laughs, plenty of smiles and already they’re mocking my skills. As I pathetically finish my first beer, Nio’s gulping the last bits of his second beer, and we take back to the streets.
As we geared up, the medium used to convey their messages changed to the more risky wheatpasting method. Enzo pointed out that everything being put up that night was brand-spanking new and I couldn’t help but take pleasure in both the knowledge and experience of witnessing it hit the streets. And so, your not-so-traditional schoolgirls and soccer moms were suddenly taking over blank walls (read, canvases)..." (For more photos and the entire story click here).