the Cosmic Cafe's Sprayorama, a gallery
devoted to spray paint space artists, who are the masters of many
universes. Using little more than spray paint, tin cans and paper,
these space artists create an amazing assortment of cosmic landscapes,
each with his or her own unique style.
The spray paint art movement began with the late, great
Mexican artist Ruben Fernandez in the early 1980s. Known
as Sadot, he'd sit cross-legged on sidewalks or in parks and create
amazing landscapes and portraits in front of big crowds in Mexico City.
Disciples began sprouting up all over the place, with one school
adopting Sadot's techniques to make fantastic space scenes. They
performed on the streets at hot tourist spots like Acapulco, Cancun and
Puerto Vallarta, where a steady flow of crowds assured the artists a
decent income. And by the mid-1990s, Sadot's techniques had spread all
around the world.
Sadly, Sadot died in a traffic accident in 1988, but his
school of spray paint art lives on -- as our Sprayorama artists
note: All of these pictures appear by courtesy
of the artists and any use or reproduction without their permission is
strictly forbidden and punishable by Plutonian Ice Splints!
on the images below to see more of the artists' work.
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