The Toronto based installation, Graffiti BoxMen project, was created with the intent to comment on the role of graffiti art in the urban environment. The project calls for individuals to place their own artistically painted people that are designed out of boxes within the city. As a direct output of the war on graffiti in Toronto, the Boxmen project aims to be a demonstration for supporters of graffiti who often remain faceless because of the illegal nature of the art. The BoxMen represent physical people who support graffiti as art and the artist themselves.
In the first part of our series, videographer Katherine Keene gets up close with the artist who describes the importance of the BoxMen project and graffiti. Keene gives viewers an intimate look behind the art by following the artist as he creates one of his pieces from beginning to end.
If you would like to learn more about the Graffiti BoxMen project visit graffitiboxmen.com for more information