The crisis saw an explosion in stencil art. A long established tool for activism, stencils have been used in the streets of Buenos Aires for over a century. A technique used for promotion and activism was subverted by artists who concocted a potent blend of surreal imagery and scathing social commentary.
The turbulent history of the city and it's complicated relationship between repression and expression has nurtured the talents of a generation who have developed their skills in a city which supports their work. The lack of money and access to materials provoked innovative new techniques. This piece was painted with tar, petrol and minimal use of red aerosol.
Curator — Jonny Robson
Photography — Monica Hasenberg, Carlos Brigo, graffitimundo