Welcome to a new series on Fawn Review looking at Street Art. This genre contains some of the most beautiful, modern and challenging images in art today and spans across many mediums from paint to chalk and even yarn. Its messages can be serious urges for political change or down right daft. Others simply revel in wanting to produce beautiful images for their own sake. Yet, you won’t find Street Art in museums, galleries or art history textbooks. Its very nature means it is tied to its outdoor environment, often to specific communities or architecture.
But some of it is simply too good not to share.
This is certainly the case with the gorgeously kitsch work of street artist Jan Vorman. The German artist travels around the world filling in the crevices and cracks on buildings with lego. Like a plasterer or someone using a tyre puncture repair kit, his little patch up jobs create a collage effect.
The Lego brick itself has been for generations the symbol of the desire to create and make; being the cornerstone to the first creations of so many children.
Vorman’s attitude to his work is refreshing too. He insists that his work has no meaning beyond the face value of making people small and causing them to give their local architecture and environment a second look. Unlike so many modern day artists who feel the need to back up their work with complex and try hard philosophies, Vorman’s philosophy is as simple and fun as his work.
What are your thoughts on street art? Is it the way forward for modern art or merely a gimmick? Comment below!