The artist I found which appeals most to my aesthetic style goes by the graffiti artist name of Phlegm. There are a number of elements of Phlegm’s work that appeals to my aesthetic style including realism, simplicity, and grayscale color. The art pieces I analyzed by Phlegm appear as live sketches on a variety of backgrounds including buildings, vehicles, and water boats. The realistic aspect of the art appeals to me the most because I appreciate the effort taken to portray a dimensional art piece. Phlegm’s art also has an element of machinery with gears and pulleys which has realistic elements.
I found a little bit of information about Phlegm’s artistic work and experience on the website Inspirationfeed.com. Phlegm is a graffiti artist from the United Kingdom, around the London area. He has his own line of comics titled “Phlegm Comic”. His art is a way to refresh rundown areas of neighborhoods by adding his masterpieces to buildings. Phlegm’s art has a theme of “simplicity that over time becomes more complex” (Inspirationfeed). Phlegm’s art is typically comprised of largescale pieces which covers the entire side of a building.
In regards to Phlegm’s graffiti, I find his work to be art and not vandalism. The skill used to produce the pieces Phlegm creates is very artistic and masterful. His views toward enhancing the neighborhoods with art pieces are actually a gift for the residents and infuse rundown areas with beauty. The graffiti created by Phlegm has a serene appeal with a calming effect through his use of grayscale colors and skilled techniques. He also collaborates with many other artists (Phlegm Comic News ). This artist has a way of taking something very simple and making it appear to be intricate and deeply interesting. These graffiti pieces are truly pieces of art.
Inspirationfeed. "4 Graffiti Artists to Watch in 2013." N.p., 23 May 2013. Web. 9 July 2015. <inspirationfeed.com/inspiration/artists/4-graffiti-artists-to-watch-in-2013/>.
Phlegm Comic News. Phlegm. N.p., 1 July 2015. Web. 10 July 2015.