Video: Mr. Blob – 5 Pointz Tribute
It wasn’t long ago that Italian artist Monsieur Blob brought his caricatures stateside with a surreal depiction of a half human half spray paint generating slot machine at 5 Pointz. With the once global mecca of graffiti now firmly in the grasps of the gentrification process, Mr. Blob takes the protest international with a roving 5 Pointz tank blasting the message that the movement lives on.
It is common to find Mr. Blob expressing his opinions using bright colors, smiling characters and scenes that draw in observation from onlookers that might otherwise be apathetic to the social commentary of his work. The irony of using bright colors and happy settings to express the wrongs of the world is not lost on the artist, “For me, all my works must necessarily contain a message otherwise it makes no sense for me to do something does not send people to what I want to express. My art is represented by the beauty, funny faces, funny and not only that, it pushes a way to challenge, playing down the strong issues nowadays we are living. With bright colors and characters that border on realism, narrative facts, stories and moods around me”.