VIDEO: Doing something

I really like this.

Believe me. I’ve said that graffiti splatters should be publicly beaten.

This is another thing.

These guys are making better art with spray cans than most of the other “icon” work I’ve seen. Some of the images are truly arresting.

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10 Responses to VIDEO: Doing something

  1. Fr_Sotelo says:

    I never thought I would see young people in Russia spraying “holy graffiti” in the form of such beautiful icons. How I wish we could see that kind of graffiti in our American cities.

  2. Ms. M-S says:

    After massive floods, fires, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions, the new growth eventually shoots up in the devastated landscape. Communism was a spiritual Chernobyl to Russia, but the signs of new life—like these icons—are springing up there. Strange that after the defeat of both Nazis and Marxists many in the West are still cherishing some of their worst ideas (eugenics, abortion, abolition of religion, destruction of the family). Every march, every word, every prayer against those abominations is a sign of new growth and life.

  3. kurtmasur says:

    ”I never thought I would see young people in Russia spraying “holy graffiti” in the form of such beautiful icons. How I wish we could see that kind of graffiti in our American cities.“

    Well, in many big American cities with predominant Hispanic populations, you tend to see plenty of graffiti images of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Interestingly enough, they tend to get respected even by other graffiti vandals who in all likelihood may not even be devout or even believing.

    It’s enough to have a look at these google image results here:
    https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ACYBGNQxi72UEs95ICHH3C9iVhDes3nF8A:1580042074835&q=our+lady+of+guadalupe+graffiti&tbm=isch&source=univ&hl=en-us&client=safari&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiY4Oa0o6HnAhVCElAKHZLACvQQsAR6BAgKEAE&biw=1366&bih=917&dpr=2

    You even find a mural of St. Thomas Aquinas in Houston here:
    https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2019/04/12/meet-catholic-graffiti-artist-who-created-giant-st-thomas-aquinas-mural-texas

  4. monstrance says:

    I can think of few Church interiors that would keep these guys busy for years.

  5. Spinmamma says:

    Just beautiful.

  6. Bernie2020 says:

    The wall behind the altar in The Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, Kentucky, is a bare cinder block wall…it definitely could use graffiti like this!

  7. MitisVis says:

    As beautiful as their work is, it is just as beautiful they are doing it. I’ve always been a little outside the box, time to find another project. These painters are an inspiration and a blessing.

  8. The Egyptian says:

    monstrance
    I was thinking the same thing, some of the “recovated” post VII churches could use the talents of these guys, imagine the face of Christ as posted here on the upper part of a sanctuary dome, beautiful and i bet a lot cheaper than a “professional”

  9. bookworm says:

    OT but something you’d appreciate: a (satirical, at least for now) post from The American Catholic titled “Assault Rosaries Banned in Virginia”.

    https://www.the-american-catholic.com/2020/01/26/asssault-rosaries-banned-in-virginia/#comment-343646

  10. KateD says:

    Oh! This is beautiful! Like Russian Lüftlmalerei.