Derelict Gas Station In Ireland Converted Into Street Art Installation

Since street art has become far more acceptable, and garnered a lot more fans due to media coverage of artists like Banksy, the pieces just keep getting bigger and bigger. The scene has gone from simple stencils painted on walls and sidewalks to full blown installations as big as a fueling station, like this incredibly colorful piece in Limerick City, Ireland.

An abandoned petrol station was turned into a public art installation, complete with candy striped mini cars, by street artist Maser entitled "No.27- A Nod To Ed Ruscha".

Here's the story behind this bold installation:

I converted a derelict petrol station in Limerick city into an interactive installation, as part of a transformative urban art project. My work often boldly juxtaposes old and new, past and present in the architectural elements, the visual grammar and choice of pallet. I hope to create work that surprises people and questions their relationship with the familiar and the norm and also how dissociated we are from the space around us. -Maser

Edward Joseph Ruscha is an American artist associated with the Pop art movement. He has worked in the media of painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, and film.

Via Street Art News


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