Jessica Stockholder is a professor on the board of the visual arts department at the University of Chicago. In 2012 she created a street art exhibition which she called ‘Color Jam’. The video below shows an interview with the artist and she talks about why she did it. Her approach is exactly the kind of approach I would take. I want street art to lighten people, to become part of the street and for the street to become part of the art.
I love this concept.
Here are some more photo’s of Color Jam courtesy of The Chicago Tribune.
I love the way the light effects the colours, in the movie you can see how shadows are thrown onto the huge splashes of colour, changing it again. It is the beautiful minds like Jessica’s that allow my mind to experience the sublime. Just feeling the joy, when you come across something like this, it really lifts you inside, experiencing it as an artist and a viewer.