ROBBBB: Beijing Street Artist

Beijing, China has significantly changed in the past ten years. For one thing, hosting the Olympics brought China to another level in their history, putting them squarely in the center of the world stage. If you ask anyone on the streets if Beijing has changed, every person will agree with you.

As the evolution continues in China, so does the art. More and more artists are making their footprint upon cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu. Some of the growing art movement involves a good amount of street art, and one example of a local Beijing street artist is ROBBBB.

ROBBBB creates pieces of art to make people think and to create social exchange. He says “when people are affected by and begin to think as a result of looking at one of my works… that’s the start of an exchange… that’s what gives meaning to my work.” ROBBBB’s pieces show a middle finger flipped up, a Mother and child holding one another for protection and a dancing ballerina. His works provoke social thought, but also bring a splash of beauty in an otherwise shitty part of the city.

Check out more on Chinese Artists at edge.

via EDGE

Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a contributing writer for Visual News. A 4th generation San Franciscan, Shawn has developed an adventurous spirit that has taken him to over 55 countries. His degree in cultural anthropology shapes his perspective and thirst to socially experiment in a rapidly shifting planet. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Globalist and the Daily Mail. Currently he is writing a book about the shared economy. Connect with him @shawnsaleme.

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