One of the very first articles on this blog featured the form of urban spray art known as Aerosolgrafia, a striking and other-worldly medium popular with street artists from the Americas to continental Europe and beyond. Mesmerising to watch, Aerosolgrafia adopts everyday household items in the creation of grand space scenes. It’s messy, it’s hypnotic, and above all it’s fast – but there’s every chance that Brandon McConnell is the fastest spray artist of them all:
Brandon McConnell of SpacePaintings.com specialises in “1 Minute Paintings”. Incredibly, he completed the painting above in just 58 seconds which, if not a world record, must be extremely close. And at $39.99 a painting for one minute’s work, his earning potential must be up there with the greatest street artist of them all – Banksy. But Brandon’s urban art isn’t confined to one minute creations. Be sure to check out his website for more mesmerising space paintings. Want your own? Email Brandon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invented by Ruben “Sadot” Fernandez in Mexico City in 1982, Aerosolgrafia (or Sadotgrafia) rose from the streets of La Zona Rosa district to become an urban art form with a global following. Often depicting futuristic cities and pyramids set against the backdrop of strange planets, it might not be to everyone’s taste but most will agree it’s a fascinating spectacle to watch. Find out more about this form of urban spray art here.
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