Medium: acrylic, aerosol on canvas
Dimensions: 145.5 x 112 cm (57 1/4 x 44 in.)
Acquired from Gallery TRAX, 2022
This work depicts DIEGO’s typical motif - to personify a spray can into a huge character. That paint which was expected to be sprayed is leaking heavily through the nozzle on top of the spray can. Through the gaps within the city, DIEGO's work depicts matters that have been neglected. Something is being depicted on the wall that is used for graffiti draws one’s attention. In fact, the path is full of obstacles, and often puts the street artists in dangerous positions. They use ladders, climb over fences, and often walk away with a message in one fell swoop. Street art has the nature of mobility. In New York, street artists illegally paint over subways which are constantly circling around the city. This work, too, depicting scribble-like symbols but not characters, and coloring with aerosol spray (instead of brushstrokes), conveys the reality of street art that always demands speedy creativity.