Author(s): Lee Bofkin
What happens when you look at graffiti and street art as unlimited art forms instead of urban phenomena? Concrete Canvas does just that; investigating the media the artists work with, the canvases they work on, the themes that arise through their work, and the way their art redefines the spaces in which it is set.
Concrete Canvas is filled with stunning photos of works from new and exciting artists, as well as established names, including Ron English, Phlegm, Daim, Invader and more. It examines how the curation of public space is affecting our cities and moving art into the future.
Global Street Art is the largest online archive of street art photography. Here, its founder Lee Bofkin shares some of his best stories of documenting street art, which variously feature big guns, massive dogs and lots of abandoned buildings.
Unlike other graffiti books, Concrete Canvas looks at the way street art is actively shaping our cities; creating a more colourful, painted world.
Lee Bofkin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Global Street Art, a unique artist-led street art channel that holds the largest online street art photo archive as well as founder of the pioneering Walls Project, which has organised over 250 legal street art murals in the past year. Holding a PhD in Evolutionary Mathematics from Cambridge, Bofkin was a former break-dancer with the Soul Mavericks Crew and has travelled the world extensively documenting street art world-wide. He, alone, has taken more than 60,000 photographs for the Global Street Art archive.