Armed with a handful of spray paint, Italy’s RUST86 now presents his improvised freestyle pieces in Melbourne, Australia. He started graffiti in 2003 and has a good mean for exploring colors, forms, people and places.
“Melbourne is a dynamic melting pot of people, sub-cultures and good vibes – a laid-back city in which graffiti burners and bombings are blended in the everyday life as much as coffee is. A very stimulating place to be and loosen the strict graffiti attitude I developed in my hometown in Italy. Between the 70s and the 90s pretty much everything has been done in graffiti; however style keeps evolving and doing something interesting / different now is “post-graffiti”. My style is uneasy and controversial for those who don’t understand this concept or simply don’t have an open mind / a solid background. Despite the composition of my pieces can appear loose, it relies on a strict and critical elaboration of letters, color schemes and elements. I am keen on studying the relevance of the different semantic elements of a piece. This is pushing me to simplify my pieces to the roots in order to balance every element with the others and give a balanced piece. Trippy shit.” (RUST86/Interview/Spraydaily)
Above is one new video RUST86 gets funky with a retro-futuristic production that blends influences from the old school New York graffiti scene with vibrant colors and jazzy flow. This piece structures a plain white fill-in with a colorful ghetto background palette and fresh puppets. Another one below features him on a silver piece for the MONOCHROME Videoseries!
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