Thursday, June 25, 2009

Car "Doors" by Gustavo Gagliardo aka DEFI

Urban Art on Car Parts by Gustavo Gagliardo aka DEFI in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina
You never know what you might find in a city like Buenos Aires. That day it was street art on a dented, discarded car hood by the artist Gustavo Gagliardo aka DEFI. The hood is part of a whole collection of daubed car parts, mostly doors, which he had distributed across the neighborhood of Palermo. His mobile art is designed for public environments like the streets. Because most people won't recognize the pieces as art, they are always chained to prevent them from being accidentally removed by the CLIBA or cartoneros. DEFI's main element is a simplified cat face that makes his work distinctive. He exhibits all over the world but especially in street art friendly cities like Barcelona, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Milan and of course Buenos Aires. If you want to learn more about Gustavo, please visit lindokiller.com.

6 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I really like this kind of street art - it's so unique!

Clueless in Boston said...

Great reuse of old car parts. I actually like the design on that one.

Jacob said...

Very interesting. And weird. And funny. He creates "art" that people don't recognize as art and would toss in the trash, so his pieces have to be locked up.

Isn't something wrong with that picture?

Or not. I suppose the same thing would have happened to Picasso if he put his paintings on pieces of old wood and hung them from Parisian lamp posts.

Great post!

AB said...

Now you have told us it is a cat face, it seems obvious. It would not have been my first guess, though.

JM said...

Clever idea!

VEB wortfeile said...

i think, the cat on the door looks a little bit like an abstract
s/carface. perhaps a wordplay: cat scratch and car crash...