PaperMonster is a stencil graffiti artist who spends hours adding layers and textures to his paintings. Inspired by women who are complex and unique, his collages are stories of “women who make their own path in life yet are unstoppable no matter the hurdles they face.”
One of his mentors within the stencil graffiti and urban art world is Blek le Rat. As he states, “He truly pioneered the art form in Paris and has been a great leader in opening the doors for stencil art to be accepted into galleries and other venues along with many other extremely talented and hard working urban/stencil artists such as Banksy, Nick Walker, Shepard Fairey, David Choe, Flying Fortress, Swoon, Chris Stain, and the list goes on. With each urban artist breaking new ground and gaining success it really helps continue to evolution of urban art and it pushes artists who are new and want to create to work harder and be hungrier for success.”
Here are some of my favorite PaperMonster creations:
In the Wind
PaperMonster wrote to me last night to let us know about a stencil group show he's curating along with DirtyPilot.com called Friends With Knives. The show aims is to highlight the beauty behind stencil graffiti styles such as photo-realism, pop, and political stencils. Check it out starting September 18th at http://dirtypilot.com/.