The Mobstr 'Playing with the Buff Man' Series is Rebellious

By: Shiori Mine - Published: Aug 16, 2012 • References: mobstr.org and ufunk.net
According to the Mobstr 'Playing with the Buff Man' series, the only acceptable shade of grey is pure concrete. The cheeky and humorous public intervention seeks to grab the attention of authorities and passing patrons.

The artist begins with the question "Is this shade of grey acceptable?" and the authorities respond by painting over the message. Each side retaliates to one another's responses until finally Mobstr reacts with the statement "I Give Up."
The struggle between prolific street artists and the jurisdiction is a constant theme in this artist's work. Based in Newcastle, United Kingdom, graffiti artist Mobstr uses stencils to canvass public walls and street signs with thought-provoking messages.

The one question I just have to ask is whether the Mobstr 'Playing with the Buff Man' series was inspired by the highly popularized 50 Shades of Grey novel.