Even though I love street art I never really was one for graffiti. Public art is at best when it puts ideas directly into public discussion, and that’s exactly where graffiti fails – in particular name tagging. I very recently discovered the work of Revs though. A graffiti artist who uses, in his own way, the possibilities that public domain has to offer.
For those more familiar with graffiti Revs name must have legendary properties. Nonetheless his tags aren’t at all of my interest. What I did find inspiring are the diary entries he made for a period of time in the New York subway. They tell of autobiographical feverish stories that are appropriately painted in the dark underground of the city. It amounts to a body of work that is personal, raw and tells of the street: everything graffiti pretends to be, usually without succeeding.
Unfortunately there is very little to find about these works on the Internet (information nor pictures). I’d be very happy if anyone could tell me more about it! You can find out little about him here and here.