Evol's tiny world of apartments
January 31, 2013 8:18 PM   Subscribe

Street artist Evol paints little apartment buildings on utility boxes, concrete blocks, park walls, and art installations (completed, but nothing lasts forever). More on his Flickr collection, or you can see highlights on Twisted Sifter.
posted by filthy light thief (14 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
That is delightful.
posted by smirkette at 8:20 PM on January 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Perfect.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 8:35 PM on January 31, 2013


Brilliant. Pass it on.
posted by sensate at 8:50 PM on January 31, 2013


Oh man that's nice.
posted by awfurby at 8:51 PM on January 31, 2013


I believe the appropriate response here is, "holy shit."
posted by cmoj at 9:12 PM on January 31, 2013


I love this, but man, I wouldn't want to live in any of those apartment buildings.
posted by deborah at 10:13 PM on January 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


I like this. What's great about it is that most people probably wouldn't even notice it was graffiti, since it seems to fit so well into the environment. It's like painting cracks onto concrete or grass onto dirt or something.
posted by empath at 10:25 PM on January 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


I use to spend hours walking through the city looking at where the walls meet the sidewalk.
Looking at the way the dirt stains that area, creating a landscape. The side walk being a desert
and the stains on the walls are mountains and rest of the wall sky... I tried photographing them
...with little success. I was never really able to express this world. Evol goes right to my esthetic bone.
The landscape has always been a image for escape.
I love these.
posted by quazichimp at 3:20 AM on February 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I can't see in through the windows of any of these apartment buildings at dusk to speculate about the internal layout of the rooms. Clearly it's merely a facade of street art; just the shell of a good idea.
posted by eviemath at 5:48 AM on February 1, 2013


Now I want to live in a world where there are normal size humans but also 4 inch tall humans who live amongst us in these tiny apartment buildings. We normal sizers are patient and friendly with our teeny brethren, and they are even though we mostly live separate lives.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:51 AM on February 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Ah! I love the wee little graffiti.
posted by Elly Vortex at 6:51 AM on February 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


These are beautiful. I love street art like this. But oh man, so depressing. It's not that they're apartment buildings, it's that they're grey Soviet concrete block apartments. A lot of street art is about beautifying little bits of street furniture; these seem to uglify them instead, reflect back the worst of architecture. Not a complaint, just a reaction.

His website has a lot of interesting stuff on it, worth a browse. Based in Berlin.
posted by Nelson at 7:02 AM on February 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Gaw, so cute!
posted by Fig at 7:49 AM on February 1, 2013


Imagine the size of the tiny tiny cats
posted by Conductor71 at 10:10 AM on February 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


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