Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Urban Art: Barry McGee

Grafitti artist and painter Barry McGee (born 1966 in San Francisco) als known as Twister graduated from the San Francisco Art Intitute in 1991 with a concentration on painting and paintmaking. He comes from the Mission School art movement in the early nineties where he became known for his grafitti art. His artwork expresses a pessimistic view of the urban experience, which he describes as, "urban ills, overstimulations, frustrations, addictions & trying to maintain a level head under the constant bombardment of advertising". They are also very iconic with abtract colorful backgrounds like patterns of geometric forms or drops.


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