One of the biggest problems facing street artists has always been the legality of painting on unauthorized walls. While many people cheer for a more art filled city, there are always those (including business owners) who decry the practice of using the urban environment as a canvas. Enter Aussie street artist Buff Diss, a man who uses masking tape to create his uniquely linear works of art… and in doing so makes works which can please everyone. Don’t like it? Simply peal it off.[see_also]
With the ethical reasons out of the way, Buff Diss creates some stellar pieces of art. From his many human hand based pieces, to some magnificent trains (including a train on a train!), his works are far more linear and geometrically oriented than most other street art; a feature inherent in his chosen medium.
Buff Diss fell into his current style partly because of how quickly you can create a piece of art. He tells FastCo.Create: “I tend not to sketch unless there’s a specific image to re-create, and even then I prefer to work from a photo,” he says. “I should sketch more, but I enjoy the directness in finding a space and responding to it without a piece in mind.”