Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Roadsworth and The Streets

Roadsworth started painting the streets of Montreal in the fall of 2001 and was initially motivated by the desire for additional bike paths in the city and questioning of "car culture" in general. He continued to develop a language around street markings and other elements of the urban landscape based on technique. In 2004, Roadworth was arrested for his nocturnal activities and charged with 53 counts of mischief. Despite the threat of heavy fines and a criminal record, he received a relatively lenient sentence which attributes in part to the public support. Since then, Roadsworth has landed various commissions for his work and continues to be active in both visual art and music. Check out more of his work here.

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