Monday, 17 November 2014

"WON'T STOP" BY RONE

Rone (http://r-o-n-e.com/is a street artist who has become known for his paintings of glamorous yet enigmatic women, in particular an often recurring image of the so-called "Jane Doe". Rone’s work on the cusp between beauty and decay, the lavish and despoiled, creating an iconic form of urban art with a strongly emotional bent.

Producing many of his early works either through a process of stencilling or screen-printing however, like fellow Everfresh member Meggs, Rone’s movement toward a more freehand style of practice has enabled a certain amount of openness and looseness to seep into his images, a rawness which can perhaps be seen to have enhanced the affective quality they contained.

A key individual in the Melbourne street art scene then, Rone’s images have not only appeared all over his city itself but have increasingly began to appear all around the world too, his trademark figures, his heroic, alluring, cinematic icons manifesting themselves in ever larger, more elaborate and emotive forms.

The mural below is located on the side wall of a single-fronted, one-storey, Victorian terrace house at the corner of Mater St and Wellington Pde in Collingwood. The striking face of the young woman, which is the trade mark of this artist is located next to the flowing text: "Won't Stop", which is painted on some trompe l'oeil cracks and peeling paint in blue and grey. The painted cracks merge with the real cracks on the wall!

This post is part of the Monday Murals meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme.








3 comments:

  1. Hi Nick,

    Wow, those eyes are so realistic that I imagine they can see! Thanks for playing today.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  2. I like how he's not afraid to do his art. It's very strong and somewhat defiant.

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  3. Oh those eyes really draw you into the art! This artist is very talented . I am grateful to see your share and thank you for sharing. Have a great week.

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