Documentary filmmaker Pablo Aravena turns his lens on the founding fathers of the graffiti art movement and the street-smart visionaries who risk their livelihood to ensure the survival of the controversial art form in this film that offers a little-seenlook into the creative process. From the compelling cultural variations on graffiti to the manner in which it is frequently dismissed by critics as visual pollution, this feature offers an entirely new perspective on urban painting. Interviews withwith such proponents as Heavyweight, Banksy, Swoon, Lee Quiñones, Kami and Sasu, Delta, and Os Gemeos are included.
Next: A Primer on Urban Painting is a documentary exploration of graffiti-based visual art as a world culture. The filmmaker profiles the art form in nine countries including USA, Canada, France, Holland, Germany, England, Spain, Japan and Brazil. A combination of moments and interviews with painters, writers, designers, documentarians and other participants within the subculture, the film conveys the dynamism and creative energy of this significant emerging artistic movement.. Features interviews and the art of Lee Quinones, Doze Green, Heavyweight, Delta, Banksy, Os Gemeos, Swoon, Kami, Sasu and many more.