Roadsworth: Street Art Painted On Actual Streets
Sometimes itâs the obvious ideas that turn out the best. Roadsworth takes the term âstreet artâ literally, subverting the messages of road markings with the addition of basic stencils. Here’s two galleries of his work.
At first glance, itâd be easy to dismiss Roadsworthâs art as that of a naÃ¯ve socialist discontent and, indeed, thatâs how he got his start, painting anti-car messages in his native Montreal. After his arrest in 2001 for vandalism, the art evolved, developing at once a more subversive message and a more sophisticated language. Instead of clichÃ©d anti-car sentiments, Roadsworthâs art rose to a new level, revealing hidden messages from our subconscious in the lane markings, crosswalks and other on-road symbols.