Collection of Buffing figures

2010
Moscow / St. Petersburg / Rostov-on-Don / Krasnodar

Now we can observe the period of increased activity of public utilities for buffing graffiti. Works of street artists can be removed from a wall within two or three hours, maximum — one day. Thus street-art in Russia at the moment is rather situational and fleeting.
     Still questioning the authenticity of the Russian street-art, I took photos of forms arising in the streets after buffing graffiti.
Some of them might as well be regarded as an art activity being superior to the works of street artists considering their aesthetics. So we can observe the appearance of a new concept, named 'post-buffering', which participants are both employees of public utilities and the artists themselves, endlessly reproducing their pictures in the streets, which in their turn are a cause for new and unexpected forms. Other Interesting materials: The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal & Vigilante Vigilante: The Battle for Expression.