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MOSS Graffiti in DUMBO

Posted on October 11, 2012

Looks awfully familiar, but it’s not Mosstika

Mexican artist Hugo Rojas participated in this year’s DUMBO ArtsFest and created a series of installations inspired by animals in the wild of New York State. “This piece aims to revive the real New Yorkers, creating live visuals of the animals that lived in this area for centuries, in the form of moss graffiti,” says the description on the festival site. It also says “he has been exploring photography, video and street art as a means of intervention”.

Hugo Rojas. DUMBO ArtsFest 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The Spanish moss illustrations are up on the exterior walls of Galapagos Art Space, and at first many Street Art watchers mistook them as work the eco-minded Brooklyn collective MOSSTIKA. Much the same as Mosstika, Mr. Rojas art work involves sheets of real moss and features animal shapes, including some of the exact same animals like deer and moose, although these versions are more detailed, most likely because they were installed as part of a proscribed program.

 Hugo Rojas. DUMBO ArtsFest 2012. Here’s a deer by Mosstika. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Here’s a similar piece as silhouette by Mosstika in 2009. Hugo Rojas. DUMBO ArtsFest 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Hugo Rojas. DUMBO ArtsFest 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Hugo Rojas. DUMBO ArtsFest 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Hugo Rojas. DUMBO ArtsFest 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Hugo Rojas. DUMBO ArtsFest 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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