We wrote a post about London-based (street) artist Mobstr almost a year ago. Since then he hasn't been sitting still and remains to make great work. He really shows that street art doesn't need to have a deep thought-provoking meaning or be highly aesthetically pleasing to be enjoyable. We are big fans of his playful, often sarcastic and almost always hilarious pieces of art.
His recent "movie poster" (see picture above) is a great example and we feel it belongs to some of his best work. His progressional works, in which he often incorporates the efforts of removal services, also remain a great source of joy. About his project titled "The curious frontier of Red", Mobstr writes:
"I cycled past this wall on the way to work for years. I noticed that graffiti painted within the red area was "buffed" with red paint. However, graffiti outside of the red area would be removed via pressure washing. This prompted the start of an experiment. Unlike other works I was very uncertain as to what results it would yield. This is documentation of what transpired over the course of a year."
In his latest - literally playful - piece, Mobstr shows just how easy an idea can be sometimes, using a billboard frame to play a game of noughts and crosses. It might seem obvious, but no one else thought of it.
Some might consider Mobstr's work too playful and simple, but we feel he pushes the boundaries of street art by questioning what art is and what it can be. Something artists like Duchamp and Warhol did for the more traditional visual arts in the previous century.