The street artist ABOVE creates pieces where timing and location are fundamental.

ABOVE's perfectly timed street art
- AUG 12, 2013

ABOVE is an international street artist who has been painting the streets since 1995. His style has evolved over the years, from tagging his name ABOVE to his trademark arrow icon pointing 'above'. His bold interventions transmit direct messages about social, political or international current events, showing the artist's personal take on today's society. 

ABOVE's perfectly timed street art

©ABOVE

But the most peculiar aspect of ABOVE's work is the importance of location and timing. In many of his murals and interventions both are crucial for the construction, meaning and completion of the work. Whether he is placing strategic murals that interact with electric wires or the shadows of street signs, or whether he is installing his wooden arrows in places where the overhead wires are perfectly arranged, ABOVE explores the city is search of a corner where his art and the urban surroundings can relate to one another. This way, the artist seeks to create not only a site specific work but a piece that can relate intimately with the social context where it is found.

ABOVE's perfectly timed street art

©ABOVE

ABOVE's perfectly timed street art

©ABOVE

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