Bringing street murals to life: Artists merge graffiti and animation
The eccentric, bright street art of Broken FIngaz Crew can be found all around the world.
The strange and psychedelic street art from the Broken Fingaz Crew (BFC) has made its way from Haifa to Beijing and everywhere in between.
The artists behind the spray-paint cans call themselves Deso, Kip, Tant and Unga — and it's not just their names that are unusual.
For most street artists, the mural is the final product. For BFC, the process is the art — they've created stop-motion videos out of their murals, bringing paintings to life as they merge graphic design with painting and animation.
Before they started tagging on the streets of Haifa, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, the group doodled comics and cartoons. Now, they've been featured in exhibitions at East London's Old Truman Brewery with the likes of street artists Banksy, JR and ROA.
A Broken Fingaz mural near railroad tracks in Berlin. (Photo: berlincat/Flickr)
Despite their international status, the artists are still most passionate about their home city of Haifa, a theme that exists throughout many of their paintings, such as this one posted to Facebook.
“We love Haifa: the land, the food,” Unga told Tablet Magazine. “So, of course the fact that we grew up here and still live and work from here is something that comes out in our work in one way or another.”
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