Introducing Quel Beast, Street Artist out of Brooklyn

Juxtapoz // Thursday, 26 Aug 2010
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Andrew Michael Ford writes us: “Quel Beast says about his work in the streets, ‘We live in a society where it’s not socially acceptable to express yourself. Apathy and stoicism have been branded as cool. And everyone knows the social etiquette of ignoring people on the subway. I want my work to express everything we keep bottled up, so it’s like a release when people see it. It’s that kind of release for me.’

 

“Although Quel Beast has had only one semester of formal art training (and decided right away it wasn't for him), he has been creating art for as long as he can remember. He says that it has always been his means of expression and communication.

 

“When asked why he puts work up in the street, he replied ‘So people will see it.’”

 

More on Quel Beast from his website: www.quelbeast.com

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