Street art and more
Since 2009, Beast has produced more than 200 urban installations in more than 40 cities across Europe, United States and Japan. With his ironic and provocative collages, Beast deconstructs well-known faces of politics and the world of entertainment, recreating scenarios to the limit of veracity.
His mashups challenge the urban audience to question the truthfulness of the information, in a continuous play of references between the real world and the ideal world proposed by the artist. Beast brings new life to famous and other forgotten images in the photographic repertoire of our history, extending the horizons of street art in the folds between the political commentary and a sheer form of art.
We have made a serie of 5 graphics about the most common injuries of skateboarders. It’s called “Howl – For your bones sake”. Each graphic is a limited serie of 25 pieces.
A few questions to Beast Street Art
How did you get the idea to make this skateboard serie ?
How would you say that your art is linked to the skateboard ?
The answer could be very simple, both street art and skateborading take place on the streets, but I like to think that there are many other aspects that bring our activity closer to skateboarding. I think of a culture that includes musical tastes, clothing, but also an idea of life that I would call free and with a few compromises.
“Howl” is not just the scream of someone falling down breaking his hand, but obviously also a reference to the Allen Ginsberg’s Beat Generation bible. Sometimes it happens to reread the first few pages of that book, and I always get the same regenerating feeling: not necessarily we have to forget what we were passionate about when we were young, and not necessarily we have to become what we hated when we were young.