In Asia these interventions probably wouldn’t work, you can see so many private preparations in the streets and on the subway. In Europe they stand out. From the ‘Public intimacy’ series by Mentalgassi. Also check their contributions to getxophoto 11. ‘El sireno’ from the show is featured below. Haha! Compare with the ‘autonomous mechanisms’ by Eltono and Momo. PLAF!
“I make my paintings by creating constructed arrangements, reminiscent of stage sets, which I then paint from. This process allows me to bring together different collage elements, such as my own photographs or found images from books and magazines, as well as three-dimensional models I have made of real or imagined buildings and architectural details.
There is a narrative element to much of my work. I am inspired by everyday things that I find around me,
and how these things express bigger ideas; graffiti on a wall in a street communicates one person’s political dissent,
and the design and imagery of a tiny postage stamp can encapsulate a nation’s ruling ideology…”