Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Artist of the Week: Blu

In the world of street art, one of the most unknown and yet most talented graffiti artist must be Blu. Based in Bologna, Italy, Blu takes graffiti to a whole new level on the massive scale. His artwork is reminiscent of cartoon doodles, except extremely detailed and usually depicting scenes of barbarity, or characters from Greek mythology. When he first has an idea for a painting, he'll often draw it in his sketch book, but when it comes time to create the actual mural, he'll often improvise something totally new. Most of the time his drawings are so big, that they make it seem as though building he's painted on aren't big enough. Here are some examples of his artwork I found on Blu's blog.

Even though the artwork above is fantastic, I think the best way to show Blu's potential is by showing the amazing animation video he is most renown for - Muto.

This isn't the only video he's made, check out some of Blu's other stuff here.


Anonymous said...

That is fantastic! PGma

Lily Hydrangea said...

This artist is amazing, I like the part in the video where the guy sneezes!
Where do you find this stuff?

Lydia said...

This is one of those times when I'm sure there is genius in the world. Thanks for introducing someone new and wild to my brain!

Anonymous said...

Completely mind blowing.