Street art is something we all see but don’t often witness in the act. It’s one of those seen but unheard urban phenomenas. Seeing a street artist installing or putting up their art is a lot like seeing Santa putting the presents under the tree. The magic is lost as you see the process but your questions have been answered. Casual Thinking debunked this process in a way by doing a profile on local street artist .
The profile follows TSF (which stands for “The Status Faction”) in his art making and art spreading, which he notes is *not* what he does full time: he instead treats it as an extra curricular activity. He puts in as much money as he has to but doesn’t go above and beyond what is necessary. His process involves some dumpster diving for vinyl and tedious cutting out of his logo/trademark, the simple and somewhat jagged TSF. He bags them up and takes them on the road, sticking them on dumpsters and signs and vending machines all over, centered Downtown.
His work is okay but what’s great about the video is how you get to see one of the lower rungs of the street art ladder at work. We’ve all seen videos of Shepard Fairey and Retna painting sides of buildings, which is an art form that is now as raw and graphic and street edgy as the Mona Lisa: they are not breaking any rules or risking anything in creating their works anymore. TSF is on the street, planting stickers everywhere, and involved in a little sticker turf war that we all see but know nothing about. It’s pretty cool to hear about it, especially in his own words. The video is a quick watch and definitely pulls the curtain back to show the street artist at play.