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Coverups

Graffiti Removals collects examples of covering over graffiti with areas of paint that don't match the underlying colour of the wall or object that was graffitied. While the intention is to remove the offending mark, the result is a new form of abstract art - simple shapes in bold colours arranged in a seemingly arbitrary way, directed by the whims of the taggers. In a cityscape saturated with messages, these censorious acts are both eye-catching and calming.

One is also reminded of the RED experiment, where a waggish youth realised he could leave instructions to the coverup artists which would magically be obeyed. Oh, how we laughed.

If the images are too fast for you they can viewed on the website: www.mobstr.org (Instagram only allows 15 second videos)

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