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Animated El Bocho: Berlin Street Art Comes to Life

Monday 11.12.2012 , Posted by
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Web based artist ABVH made a splash earlier this year when he payed tribute to Banksy’s street art by creating 6 animated versions of the iconic artists pieces. In those works, sign inhabiting rats sprung to life, policemen got amorous, and a parking lot became much more playful. Now, taking his cues from ABVH’s project, Berlin based artist Nicolas Molès has created animated work based on local street artist El Bocho’s playful work.

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These re-imagined pieces – which primarily focus around Bocho’s sweet yet cat hating character Lucy – are interesting in the way they build upon another artists work. Like sampling music to create another song, these images raise the still current question: how much do you need to change an idea to call it your own? As the venerable filmmaker Kirby Ferguson would quickly point out, there’s really nothing to worry about here: everything, after all, is a Remix.

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Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature. He is Managing Editor of Visual News. Follow his movements on Twitter:

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