Ephemeral by nature, this creative barely finished, is often already recovered again by boring traditional advertising.
But Thom Thom has not wasted his time. During the long hours needed to accomplish that urban re-looking, the artist has had opportunities to explain to the by-passers the the ins and outs of his approach.
French urban artist Thom Thom aka Hephaestus or Thomas Louis Jacques Schmitt is not a typical street artist, working only on billboards, he cuts, slashs, slices, and re-sticks to reconstruct the advertising message to distinguish it and upgrade it into street art. The consumerist publicity is first violently mutilated and then metamorphosed into committed artwork.
May 19 13 @ 5:16 PMIron & Wine at The Capitol Theatre
May 20 13 @ 5:32 PMTom Petty & the Heartbreakers
May 21 13 @ 5:23 PMMoMA's Annual Party in the Garden
May 22 13 @ 5:37 PMof Montreal at Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 23 13 @ 5:27 PMØDD Spring Sale
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery