“BEFORE and AFTER”
“EVEN THE DRAWINGS SOONER OR LATER GROW OLD AND DIE”

Paper collage and Acrylic paint on wall

“BEFORE and AFTER”

“NemO’s piece of art “Before and After” shifts the consideration and the use of Street Art, focusing on the

interaction of the audience and the friction of time. NemO’S, on one hand, works site specific like other artists,

and on the other hand experiments and carries out an innovative technique. After the first layer of paint, NemO’S

covers the surface with a layer of glue and then places pieces of newspaper, covering the image that is

underneath. On top of the layers of newspaper he adds a second illustration (clothes, skin, casings and different

details ecc.). This way the artist dresses the first image with volatile clothing that is destined to detach in time and

endure the people passing by! The artistic and technical innovation lays in the cohesion of the pieces of

newspaper (that the artist recycles from daily newspapers), until these come unstuck and reveal new meanings

connected to the drawing, leaving the audience floored and actually including the audience in the creation of the

new image. With the consideration and the realization of NemO’S process Street Art shifts from being a mere

visual reality to one with aspects regarding participation and tactile effects. This way as time goes by and a

random audience passes by, in some way interacting, the piece of art is completed, one that had only just began

with the hands of the artist. NemO’S fresh new idea lays in the use of this technique that, like a drawer of secrets,

needs intuition, collaboration, consideration and that satisfies the sixth sense: curiosity”

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