Big Bang Big Boom: A Creation By Street Artist BLU [VIDEO]
Like most street artists, Blu, the Italian artist who conceals his real identity is mostly a mystery. What we do know is he lives in Bologna and has been active in street art since 1999.
In the early years of his career his technique was limited to the use of spray paint, the typical medium of graffiti culture. His characteristic style appeared in 2001, however, when Blu started painting with house paint, using rollers mounted on top of telescopic sticks. This new solution allowed him to increase the painted surface area and convey a stronger intensity to his visual vocabulary. Huge human figures, sometimes sarcastic, sometimes dramatic, who looked as if they were borrowed from comics or arcade games, began appearing along the streets of Bologna around this time.
Blu started experimenting with digital animation and he created short interactive video clips that were used as a visual contribution to the live musical performances of the collective OK NO.
The video below is an example of Blu’s multidiscipline artistry: