I walk up Hosier Lane, Hosier Lane no longer has the best street art and graffiti in Melbourne but it has become a traditional place to make your mark, and I finally see what I’ve been looking for a piece of low relief by Discarded. Discarded is a new street art sculptor working around Melbourne, creating lyrical surreal collages from ceramic casts of discarded objects.
Discarded, Hosier Lane, 2015
While I was in Hosier Lane I chanced upon another work of street art sculpture, Soul Mates, with a corny, folksy aesthetic.
Unknown, Soul Mates, Hosier Lane, 2015
Every year or so I have posted something about street art sculptures, installations, what ever you want to call them because contemporary three dimensional art is very diverse from performance to traditional materials. This my fifth blog post on the subject, hence the title. I have written about street art sculptures in the final chapter of my book on the public sculptures of Melbourne, for these are public sculptures, even if they are unauthorised. Not that street art sculptures are the final word in public sculpture but they are the most recent new development.
Here are some more photos of street art sculpture that I have seen. Some of these you might have already seen from earlier posts but it is good to bring them all together.
Mutant, Little Lonsdale St, 2015
A surreal low relief piece by Mutant. I thought that Discarded might be working under another tag but I checked and it is not. Mutant and Discarded appear to be an example of convergent evolution in art.
D*face, Collingwood, c.2011
Old can from D*face when visited Melbourne in 2011
GT, Suitcan, 2015
New cans by GT.
unknown, Hand on pole, Brunswick c.2014
A hand in Brunswick by an unknown artist. I thought might be by Van Rudd because he has done cast arm on another occasion but he confirmed that it was not his work. If you know who the artist is then please let me know.
unknown, Minuature Door Chealsea NYC, 2013
A little door in Chelsea NYC.
10 Great Street Installation 2014
Street Art Sculpture III 2012
More Street Art Sculpture 2010
Street Art Sculpture 2009
Daniel Lynch, Junky Projects, Presgrave Place, 2014