We were just wondering where Escif has been and why we had not seen any new work from him popping up. His website was updated yesterday with some thoughts that we found interesting and felt inclined to share them here with you.
From Escif's website:
"It doesn´t matter if escif have blonde or dark hair; If it´s an artist, or a group of artists, or if it´s your mother´s hairdresser. The focus is on the direction to work on the street. We feel that a street intervention have sense not because there´s an artist behind, but because there is a viewer after.
Street isn´t an art gallery, nor a museum, nor a gift shop. Fortunately! Art tag is a frontier between a street intervention and the viewer. The market and the politicians monopolise street for its own benefit, against people. We have the oportunity to face this with a different language. We don´t feel on art just to promote ourself. We feel on art to propose a different use of públic space.
The meaning behind a street piece is the meaning that the viewer build around it. The artist explanation doesn´t matter at all. A big dick in a bridge in front of the KGB building is a big dick in a bridge in front of the KGB building. If the authors had explained that the real meaning of this piece was just the spring arrival, it doesn´t matter. For people who faced this piece it will continue being a big dick in front of the KGB building. Bravo!
We don´t want to promote any manifest, nor to convince nobody about our feelings. These are just words, full of contradictions and words, mostly, are blown with the wind.
So, lets try with images!
More on Escif at his website