The Singular Voice Retains Power : Small Stencils on the Street

The small singular voice.

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Unidentified Artist. Dresden, Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Contesting public space only takes a modest act of conscience or creativity, or both. Hand cut one color stencils can have as much impact as a large colorful mural. Well chosen words scrawled with a marker can have the intensity and impact greater than that of a massive missive, but requires less resources or bombast.

BSA has always made sure to listen for that small singular voice on the street to see what is being said. Often it is an indicator of our collective state of mind or a direction that we are going in, here brought to our attention on a small scale by often anonymous authors.

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Unidentified Artist. Dresden, Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

While it can be thrilling an exhilarating to see the huge murals and large installations by the international Street Art names that travel from festival to festival, we always remember the emerging and the unidentified, the scrawler, stencillist, hand-rendered wheat-paster.

Here are some recent small stencils found in Dresden Germany and some from the US. Clearly there is much to say on the street today.

 

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Unidentified Artist. Dresden, Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Unidentified Artist. Dresden, Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Unidentified Artist. Dresden, Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Unidentified Artist. Dresden, Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Unidentified Artist. Dresden, Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Unidentified Artist. Dresden, Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Unidentified Artist. Dresden, Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Unidentified Artist. Dresden, Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Unidentified Artist. Dresden, Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Unidentified Artist. Dresden, Berlin. This of course isn’t a stencil but it accompanies the sentiment on the stencil above. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Unidentified Artist. Dresden, Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Unidentified Artist. Dresden, Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Unidentified Artist. Dresden, Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Unidentified Artist. Dresden, Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Unidentified Artist. Dresden, Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A. Jersey City, NJ. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Crisp. Welling Court, Queens. NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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#IFEELLIKEHILLZ. Brooklyn, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Unidentified Artist. Brooklyn, NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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