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Through the Eyes of a Monster: Behind the Scenes of an Indonesian Graffiti Writer (Soi Books Monographs)

Through the Eyes of a Monster: Behind the Scenes of an Indonesian Graffiti Writer (Soi Books Monographs)

Current price: $12.00
Publication Date: October 30th, 2023
Publisher:
Soi Books
ISBN:
9781739750954
Pages:
100
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Description

Through The Eyes Of The Monster is a deep dive into the world of Darbotz, an artist from Jakarta, Indonesia who loves his city despite its chaos and traffic jams. In fact, it's those very challenges that inspire his work. Meet Cumi, Darbotz's alter ego, which translates to squid, and helps him navigate the hectic city while bringing out his unique visual style. Darbotz's work is mainly black and white with accentuation, a strategy that allows his art to stand out among the colorful advertisements and neon lights that fill the urban landscape. He captures the essence of Jakarta - the pollution, sounds, and traffic - and turns it into something beautiful. This monograph book is a must-read for anyone interested in street art and the power of the urban environment.