In a recent post on Polis, the author quotes an interview with Mark Magazine in which the artist states:
"My work relates strongly to architecture, but in a paradoxical way, because I go to places with interesting architecture, but I’m there to highlight people. I use architecture as my canvas, while setting up a dialogue with the city in areas where walls are not covered with advertisements. This allows me to get closer to the people. I get into people’s lives in fact, not by way of politics or advertising, but by way of art and activism.”
Check out some of his paintings below, and you'll get a sense of what he's talking about.
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