Roadsworth: Street Art Painted On Actual Streets
Sometimes it’s the obvious ideas that turn out the best. Roadsworth takes the term “street art” literally, subverting the messages of road markings with the addition of basic stencils. Here’s two galleries of his work.
At first glance, it’d be easy to dismiss Roadsworth’s art as that of a naïve socialist discontent and, indeed, that’s 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 clichéd anti-car sentiments, Roadsworth’s art rose to a new level, revealing hidden messages from our subconscious in the lane markings, crosswalks and other on-road symbols.