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ROBBBB: Beijing Street Artist

Saturday 05.05.2012 , Posted by
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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.

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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

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Shawn Saleme

Written by Shawn Saleme



Shawn Saleme is a full time writer for Visual News. Having traveled to over 45 countries, his international escapades continue to influence his writing and perspective. When not in a foreign territory, he makes his home in his native San Francisco Bay Area. Become friends with him on Facebook and invite him to share drinks and stories with you.

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