Today, Aaron sent me a nice e-mail, calling attention for an interesting urban painting action by four world-renowned aerosol artists – Faith47 from South Africa, Titi Freak from Sao Paulo, Peeta from Italy, and Indigo, a local artist!
Religious Street Art? WTF?
The event was organized and the four artists have been invited by the United Church of Canada. The urban artwork is a part of their ongoing national “Paint Your Faith” campaign…
Paint Your Faith is a community initiative to bring together street artists from around the world to spiritually and visually demonstrate their interpretation of faith as one unified unique piece of expression. More importantly, the mural in turn becomes a new gathering place for the community to create dialogue about life, spirituality and art while beautifying the surrounding milieu. (About Paint Your Faith)
Of course, Faith47, Titi Freak, Peeta and Indigo did a nice mural artwork, but why for the church? Has the church – like other big companies – recognized the marketability of street art and graffiti, or why are they working together with artists? What do you think?