The art of subversion by the author of the best seller Street art, urban poetry
Theorised by the situationists in the 1950s, these diversions represent creativity under the auspices of the wink, or flirting with the absurd, but also exhibiting a permanent air of suspicion. From now on, in the era of 2.0, everyone can appropriate the cult images and play with them. This art of subversion is embedded in everyday life and continues to is developing new territories emerging as a new media.
Between nostalgic fetishism and ironic disruption, the masterpieces of the past and pop icons are revisited.
Through six thematic chapters and twenty portraits, this book explores the world of these creatives who have the art of unusual rapprochement, manipulation, metaphor. They upset the codes and deconstruct the icons of the history of art or pop culture, manipulate words, hack public space, heckle with reality, claim a salutary incivility, give birth to a new reverie of familiar objects.” …
“A beautiful object to offer to any art lover interested in a singular look at the creation”
“A book in six chapters devoted to artists who practice the art of diversion, appropriating the masterpieces and icons of pop culture to revisit them and create their own universe from unusual connections …”