Street artist Zilda has turned a lot of heads with this most recent collection of graffiti artwork. The self-taught sculptor uses the city as his backdrop for his wheatpaste art.
Putting a twist on famous paintings and well-known works of art, Zilda creates revivals of the famous work and portrays them in a new light. Using props around the wheatpaste paintings, he brings the collection to life and makes it interactive.
Implications - In a day and age where the controversy rages as to whether or not art is 'too elite,' an artist who specializes in fine street art brings art out of the ivory towers and museums and directly to the people.
Zilda Breathes New Life into Famous Paintings and Puts Them on the Streets
1. Interactive Wheatpaste - Opportunity for street art to become more interactive and immersive through the use of props and additional elements.
2. Modernizing Classics - Potential for artists to revitalize classic works of art and provide a new perspective through modernized interpretations.
3. Access to Art - Expanding opportunities for communities to engage with art beyond museum and gallery settings and democratizing access to art for all.
1. Street Art - Innovations in street art that push the boundaries of traditional graffiti and offer new avenues for artistic expression.
2. Art Education - New approaches to art education that incorporate street art and provide intersectional experiences to a diverse range of students.
3. Tourism and Culture - The potential for street art and public art installations to act as a driver for tourism, cultural experiences, and community development.