Thursday, January 31, 2013
Nick Walker - Vandal?
What makes a street artist?
Nick Walker is one of the biggest name stencil artist's in the world.
Walker visited Los Angeles in 2012 and put up some of his signature images, including his signature 'Vandal' image of a guy in a suit . . . at the Boys & Girls Club in Santa Monica.
Walker left the word 'Vandal' off of this piece, but it is a humorous juxtaposition to see Walker's commissioned Vandal riding on a legal wall next to some playground equipment and some human size Alvin & the Chipmunks characters.
As for the art, Walker cuts an impressive stencil and this is an interesting piece with a fist in place of the man's face. The work is good, but this piece begs the question--What makes a street artist? Walker is one of the biggest names in the world, yet he has no street cred. Shouldn't a street artist have street cred? Or does that not matter?