Since it’s Saturday and you are still in your pajamas and on your third bowl of sugar coated vampire cookie cereal, here’s a look at Bortusk Leers cartoons. The Street Artist has a whole posse of monsters and characters that splurp and plop and zing out of his imagination onto sheets of old newspaper with a child’s paint brush and florescent non-toxic paint that is safe to eat.
The wheatpastes on New York streets look so guileless and unaffected that you might also think his work is simple and unstudied. Truth is Bortusk is deliberate in his depictions of their crazy disproportions and he likes to poke fun at his creatures and play with the viewer. Luckily for the artist and kids, he also learned how to animate his monsters and his inventive short stories have an audience on TV and the web too.
Tackling the little stuff, Street Artist BLU addresses Evolution, the possible end of all life, and the the Big Bang Theory
We’re posting this video online just as New York is going to lunch – or more likely, is ordering lunch for delivery because nobody wants to venture out into the crushing heatwave. This grand opus of animation and ingenious humor deserves the ten minutes you’ll need while crunching on your deli sandwich and potato chips.
Hey kids! You know that “artiste” at school that always complains that he couldn’t make his “vision” happen because he didn’t have the right equipment? “I could take really good pictures if I had the right camera”“I could be further ahead in my career if I had the right computer and software”.“I would be in galleries now if I could afford to hire a good website designer” That could be totally true.
It’s back to painting for Israel’s Tant and Unga of the “Broken Fingaz Crew”. Points for use of FIRE incredibly effectively (don’t try this at home unless there is an adult around, kiddies), and the muzak.