BSA Images Of The Week: 07-12-20

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week.

The writing is on the wall, literally, throughout the street art and graffiti scene right now, and you’re forgiven if it is confusing. We’re confused. We’re also clear on a few things.

The silent storm of Covid-19 has battered our doors and now is simply caving in the roof. The open rift between races and our legacy of disenfranchisement of our own is on parade. The one party system disguised as two stands by; quietly and deliberately offering no big ideas or massive structural programs to backstop the economic collapse either, content simply to hand out the contents of all the cupboards to friends.

The prediction from the first piece below doesn’t sound like the prophetic future shock of Gil Scott Heron as it did when he released it. Rather, its a given. While social media is still relatively unregulated, that is.

Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Amir Diop99, Melvin Q, Michaelangelo, Mustafina, and Pedro Oyarbide.

Melvin Q. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Melvin Q (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Melvin Q. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Amir Diop99 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Michelangelo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist. Mustafina (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mustafina (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Pedro Oyarbide for Overall Murals. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Pedro Oyarbide for Overall Murals. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Pedro Oyarbide for Overall Murals. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Overall Murals. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Overall Murals (photo © Jaime Rojo)