Roadsworth Art as an Example of Creative Urban Landscape Transforming

Nowadays urban art is not a wonder in any more or less big city. As every piece of creation, it can follow different goals, which are sometimes even alternate: compare satire on capitalism society from Banksy in London and graffiti used in marketing and advertising all over the world.

And it’s curious enough that one of the most remarkable street art artists started as a supporter for creation of more bike paths. Questioning the “car culture”, he improved markings and signs on the streets of Montreal, Canada with paintings based on stencil technique. His pseudo is Roadsworth and since 2001, when he began his activity, the artist gained popularity, experienced an arrest and wrote a book. Of course, Roadsworth has a deeper motivation than just approaching for cyclist rights. As per the artist the tendency roots into striking against industrial-age mentality, which is considered to be outdated for modern realities. You can agree or disagree with Roadsworth’s point of view, but it would be hypocritical to deny that his art is worth of its popularity.

The Canadian artist has his own website, where you can check all his artworks. Let me present some of them, I liked most.

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This video tells about Fragile, a wonderful project for creating using recycled materials only.

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Roadsworth could put profound artistic motifs on urban landscape by means of rather primitive graffiti tools. The power of his talents consists in ability to distinguish certain features in city environment just to beat these industrial elements with ecologist metaphors.

I hope, you’d find some inspiration from this unconventional art and Roadsworth’s works would become for you a great example of how various methods for creative expression could be. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try new uncommon things in your design.

Please feel free to leave a comment, if you have anything to say regarding Roadsworth and his art.

About the author:

Art Rivera: Deeply interested in everything connected with Internet, I sincerely suppose the web is the only future reality for the humanity through its inevitable involving into every part of human life. I’m not a great fan of cyberpunk concept, but the world is keeping that certain direction of total connectedness. And of course there should be someone, who can write the history, who would describe and analyze and enter in the record all notable changes and tendencies on the web. Hello, it’s me.

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