It takes a true intuitive sense and careful execution to produce a mashup or remix, and rarely does an artist create a classic in the process. But Owen Dippie may have done it twice this month in Brooklyn.
In the middle of an amusement park, these are commissioned works that respond in some way to their environment by 30 or so local and international heavy hitters, and a few new kids on the block, comprising a 40+ year span of expertise.
Context is a major criterion along with placement, and these few small interventions give you an appreciation for how Pejac perceived the tense environment, as well as how pertinent and very personal his messages were.
Street art is intrinsically bound with its neighborhood and location in a city. Context and placement are key. So when a street artist is asked to create art about mapping a place, it is fascinating to see how they perceive it and with what manner and medium they present it.
A little more than 40 (mostly) street artists brought the four-floor former tenement building to life one last time before it will be destroyed -- and they did it almost entirely in secret over the course of a week.