Street Artist Uses Reverse Graffiti To Transform Dirty Cars Into Masterpieces
By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory
Here’s a novel idea — using pollution to create works of art that convey important messages. This is what street artist Nikita Golubev has been doing in Moscow, Russia, and it’s turning heads.
Colossal reports that Golubev uses a technique called “reverse graffiti” to transform the dirty sides of vehicles into animals and other subjects. All unlikely pieces are part of his series “Dirty Air.
Using nothing more than his fingers and paintbrushes, Golubev wipes, scrapes and embellishes images on surfaces which were previously encrusted in layers of dirt and grime. The end result is always eye-catching and inspiring.
Depending on how much Golubev decides to scrub away, he can create various shades of gray that add surprising depth and realism to his art. Perhaps one of the most beautiful aspects of his work is that it is temporary — all will wash away in time.
The Moscow-based artist, who signs his name ProBoyNick, created the following using reverse graffiti. You can see more of his work on Instagram and Behance.
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