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ART: Dan Witz’s Street Art Tricks and Treats.

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This video captures Dan Witz‘s most recent installation street art. Entitled “WTF,” this collection is a reengagement with his previous works, “Kilroy Variations” and “In Plain View.” Of his previous like works, Witz noted that they “are photo-based, heavily re-painted stickers, mounted on plastic and glued to the walls of the Ugly New Buildings.” In essence, his work is a commentary on the encroaching cinderblock architecture of our time. Suddenly, enormity has become the basis for beauty, not aesthetic beauty. Witz feels as though such architectural emphasis cuffs what could otherwise be sublime.

If your are interested in this video, you should read “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelasby Ursula K. Le Guin. Though Le Guin doesn’t discuss architecture, she does comment on marginalized citizens–which you could assimilate with marginalized aesthetics.

Witz is a well-documented painter. His website is chock-full-o-fun: http://www.danwitz.com/


Scott Warfe

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