QRST Magic Kindom: Thinking Critters on the Street

QRST is a New York based street and fine artist. We began noticing his whimsical creatures on the streets of Brooklyn a little more than two years ago.  Since then he has not stopped getting up it seems.

QRST (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

QRST (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Walk around Williamsburg and you’ll see his hand colored drawings, wheat-pasted on walls. Each is deliberately placed and calls to you – or maybe makes a wisecrack about you after you walk by. The color palette ranges from exquisitely muted tones only seen on the eggs of the Araucana Hens to the colorful greens, yellows and reds commonly used on the illustrations of the fairy tale books of your childhood.

Pausing to take in his work one wonders about this world of fantasy. If you can hang out a bit more and take a closer look at the paintings you’ll  discover wit and an acute commentary on world affairs that is personal, social, political, even philosophical.

Take a look at some of the recent history of QRST. We begin here between two views with the most recent find, a woman emerging from a mass of antlers. Above is a night time shot, below a daytime detail.

QRST. Detail (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

QRST. Detail (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

QRST (© Jaime Rojo)

QRST Mother Goose and Her Golden Egg (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

QRST (© Jaime Rojo)

QRST  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

QRST is king only he needs a kiss.

If you kiss this QRST…  (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

QRST Fat Cat with a Mouse

QRST Fat Cat with a Mouse (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

QRST (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

QRST (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

QRST

QRST (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

QRST (photo Jaime Rojo)

QRST (Photo ©  Jaime Rojo)

Ay Chihuahua! QRST (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Ay Chihuahua, I Lost One Leg! QRST (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

QRST

QRST Love Conquers All (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

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