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Cover Up

I'm enamored with the idea of covering up graffiti with mismatched paint. In an effort to cover up the graffiti, someone often slaps on a coat of paint that doesn't at all match the original surface. This process creates a work of art in itself. Like a scar on your skin, the cover up becomes a permanent reminder of a hasty economical attempt to hide the graffiti and move on. Ironically, cover ups leave behind unmistakable and perhaps even more obvious evidence of the graffiti art that came before. The graffiti may no longer be fully visible or legible, but the aesthetic of the painted surface remains altered and far from being fully restored. Instead, it is transformed into something new.

All images are available for purchase as signed & numbered limited edition prints or on hand-stretched canvas here.

 

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Cover Up - Buffet - 2016 - Nathan Williams.jpg
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Cover Up - Gold & Silver - 2016 - Nathan Williams.jpg
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Cover Up - Hotel - 2016 - Nathan Williams.jpg
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Cover Up - Off Ramp 3 - 2016 - Nathan Williams.jpg
Cover Up - Pinks & Greens - 2016 - Nathan Williams.jpg
Cover Up - Platform - 2016 - Nathan Williams.jpg
Cover Up - Red Dot - 2016 - Nathan Williams.jpg
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Cover Up - Storage - 2016 - Nathan Williams.jpg
Cover Up - The Pinks - 2016 - Nathan Williams.jpg
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