One of Melbourne's most prominent street artists, Rone, has been based in Melbourne since 2002. Originally working on designing skate decks and local skate parks, Rone eventually moved on to producing massive murals towering over the city's streets. Rone's artwork mainly focuses on cropped images of gorgeous female faces that are often placed strategically so they would appear to be looking at the observer.
Rone’s aim is for the images to be striking examples of beauty in the city. The artist’s choice of canvas lends itself ideally to his art as the natural decay of his murals creates a moving mixture of attractiveness and decline. Deliberately avoiding political messages in his works, Rone focuses on capturing beauty and trying to improve the image of the city-scape and the building on which he is working. For Rone, street art needs to be something fundamentally aesthetic, something that can be understood in an instant, something that brings the streets to life.
Here is another of Rone’s most recent works, a nine storey high mural of the Australian model Teresa Oman, which can be found near the corner of Exhibition and Little Collins Street in Melbourne. Other notable places to find Rone’s work in Melbourne are on and round Fitzroy Street and Brunswick Street in Fitzroy.
This post is part of the Monday Murals meme,
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