Faces in the Rocks

Sometimes you just never know what you’re going to find. Someone says: That rock’s looking at me! And you look closer and you see … faces. Faces everywhere. Calm faces, angry faces, wise faces, sleeping faces, troubled faces, amused faces.

The faces are to be found painted on the rocks bordering Dr Allards gata up against Landal Egnahem between Dr Fries torg and Wavrinskys plats. Painted (so the artist says) with eco-friendly paints that will fade with time leaving no poisons, they were made during 2011, probably before the summer. The artist is Joakim Stampe, a performance artist from Göteborg.

There’s a gallery of his work here: http://gallery.me.com/joakimstampe
You’ll find an article about his street art (in Swedish) from our local newspaper Göteborgs-Posten
(published 20 February 2010) here: http://www.gp.se/nyheter/1.316186-han-lar-ut-laglig-gatukonst
And there’s a film of the whole sequence of the Dr Allards gata paintings on YouTube (not posted by the artist and sadly not showing the artist at work) here: http://youtu.be/r8B9WbM-h1Y

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