Saturday, July 26, 2008

IQALUIT GRAFFITI - NUNAVUT

... been collecting graffiti from the Arctic since year 2000. Always wondering why there isn't any native motives in those tags, peaces, stencils, street arts etc.
My master thesis is about Ilulissat Graffiti. You know, the place with the "melting icebergs" during summer. You can view part of my collection at: www.77jcm.net
Thanks to the artists and many friends sending me images of Arctic graffiti.
Here are some from Iqaluit - courtesy of KGH.












If you're asking yourself; "..is there a lot of graffiti in Iqaluit?" The answer (according to my sources) is no. One of the reasons maybe the 50+ police force, active & visible during the day/night, which ...... tagging is though supposed to be popular...
And yes, the masterpiece is sponsored by the authorities; it's legal. Unfortuanatelly I do not know the name of the artist. My best guess is Jonathan Cruz (local artist) or someone from down south doing a workshop for the local youth.

1 comment:

Mads Pihl said...

Hej Jakub

Selv tak. Og tak fordi du lægger de mange videoer og billeder på din blog. De her stencils (især den med polarræven)og grafittis i denne post er virkelig flotte.

Hvis du er i Sisimiut og har tid en dag vil jeg meget gerne mødes med dig. Både for at høre lidt mere om dit arbjede, men også fordi det kunne være, at der var et potentiale for at kommunen - hvor jeg jo arbejder, når jeg ikke finder på ting om dyr og mennesker - kan lære mere om hvordan vi involverer os og inddrager andre i samarbejdet med ungdommen.

Skriv gerne på madspihl [snabelA] gmail punktum com

Mvh

Mads