Reverse Graffiti, Graffiti

Now this, this hits the street art craving spot: environmental graffiti:

Alexandre Orion

Also known as reverse graffiti, the form was pioneered by the Brazilian street artist, Alexandre Orion, in 2006 and the concept is simple: clear the grime creatively.


Festooning a São Paulo transport tunnel with skulls, Orion attaches a political symbolism to the act, likening the scraping of soot to the clearing of repression.

However, as the folks at bldgblog note, given that the act itself is not illegal, how subversive is an act of cleaning a public space?

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This entry was posted on March 29, 2013 by in Street art and tagged , , , , , , , , , .
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