June 18, 2008

MUTO, an ambiguous animation painted on public walls

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

A fantastic street art project in Buenos Aires and Baden, by BLU.

June 4, 2008


Saturday, 6/7/08
8-11 PM
1253 McDuff Ave. So.
Jacksonville, FL

Tommy Armageddon
Shaun Thurston
Rosenberg and more

What the dillio?!

Project RUN has had an interesting run, to say the least. Besides stirring up needed interest in street art and becoming a sick (but endlessly entertaining) obsession to a couple of bruised artsy egos, we hoped our voices would be heard by the few at which they were aimed. To our surprise ... they were!
Problem is ... we did not inspire action. Instead of getting the absentee landlords to move with downtown Jax redevelopment plans, they sent us love and appreciation of our art, along with permission to put up more on their properties!
In the end, the game was played on us. Especially since at least 3 old buildings were leveled in DT from the day the installation was put up.

On the brighter side, we're more than happy to see other artists coming out of the woodwork by showing their presence on the streets. Every vibrant urban center, every "well lived in" city street proudly displays the human presence that rubs off on it's walls. Such is a beautiful "residue" we wish to see more of around Jacksonville's streets.

We have been approached by Bogda Gallery to show the URBISMUS art. While very flattering, we recognize the dilemma this presents. We are of the opinion that street art is just that: street art. However, by exhibiting this month, we hope to continue the project in any form it might take.
Quoting Warhol:
'(The images) are fact, and that is enough', he states; '(the images) are charged with their very presence.'

We'd like to express our gratitude to the following:

Matt Uhrig at BikeJax and JaxBlaspheme
Joey Marchy at Urban Jacksonville
Byron King at JaxCal
Tony Allegretti at The Urban Core
Urban Art Warfare
Joy McGinnis at Bogda Gallery
Dolly Penland at Folio Weekly
Donald Dusinberre at EU Magazine
Matt Saffer at CBS47/FOX30 News

.... and to everyone who supported us in their own way, thanks!