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“Wet Paint” : TayOne for Contorno Urbano 12 + 1 says “Acabat de pintar”

Posted on May 7, 2018

Don’t lean against that! You’ll get paint on your shirt!

Acabat de pintar.

Tayone. “Wet Paint”. Contorno Urbano. Project 12 + 1. Sant Feliu, Barcelona. April 2018. (photo © Alex Miró)

In an ironic repositioning of an otherwise purposeful phrase, artist TAYONE creates a large “Wet Paint” sign on the ever changing community mural project called 12+1 in Barcelona.

Tayone. “Wet Paint”. Contorno Urbano. Project 12 + 1. Sant Feliu, Barcelona. April 2018. (photo © Alex Miró)

A fan of decontextualization in perhaps a similar manner to conceptual Street Artists +MaisMenos- or Biancoshock, TAYONE says that his ironic use of the mural space is a play on the messaging in public space and the temporary qualities of sufaces that get buffed, readied for the next intervention.

“Starting from this premise,” he says, “as well as the phenomenon of graffiti erasure that entails a very powerful but sometimes involuntary plastic change, my intervention proposes to decontextualize the newly painted phrase, elevating it to artistic intervention as a rupture and continuity of the cycle.”

Yes, it’s funny. It’s also a way to reconsider the common signage and directives that can become invisible in daily life.

Tayone. “Wet Paint”. Contorno Urbano. Project 12 + 1. Sant Feliu, Barcelona. April 2018. (photo © Alex Miró)

Tayone. “Wet Paint”. Contorno Urbano. Project 12 + 1. Sant Feliu, Barcelona. April 2018. (photo © Alex Miró)

Tayone. “Wet Paint”. Contorno Urbano. Project 12 + 1. Sant Feliu, Barcelona. April 2018. (photo © Alex Miró)

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