Check out my series of my paste up art paintings on canvas. Some of these paintings are new and some go back a few years.
I love using screen printing images and using them in these paintings.
Paste Up Art is an art form that truly reflects the progress that human beings have made throughout the years. Emerging alongside the boom of pop art in the industry, Paste Up Art makes use of modern printing techniques in order to quickly apply original art pieces and works on flat surfaces — Paste Up artworks are generally applied on walls and other public areas for the enjoyment of passers-by.
Paste Up Art has been an artistic style that is more than often clumped up together with Graffiti art. To provide a little bit of context, Graffiti art is a form of creative expression which generally means drawing or applying an art piece on the surface of any public area — usually, this is done illegally and without permission from authorities.
While there is without a doubt that Paste Up Art also follows the same principles as Graffiti Art, the manner by which pasted artworks are done makes it a more specific sub-category under what can be defined as ‘graffiti’.
The Paste Up Art process first begins with a design concept that an artist prepares beforehand in the comforts of their homes or studios. The design that they have in mind can either be made traditionally or through more modern digital means such as with the help of software such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator.
Afterward, the artist places the design on a base material that is usually made out of paper, board, or any other material that the design can easily be printed or applied on. And, from the name itself, Paste Up artworks that are applied onto the base material are glazed with strong adhesives such as wheatpaste once they are placed on a flat and visible surface such as the walls of a building or any other public area.
The rise of Paste Up Art has been a great convenience to many pop artists given the illegal nature of graffiti making. With the technique of pasting up artworks in an instant, artists can showcase their detailed pieces with the same quality as those made in the actual public area itself without going through the risks of getting caught or creating rushed pieces for fear of being spotted.
While some may argue that Paste Up Art “ruins” the thrill of traditional graffiti art, more and more artists have embraced the art form for its convenience plus the quality one can achieve when producing Paste Up Art since there is more time to prepare and finalize artworks before they are finally plastered on to walls.
Another perk of Paste Up Art is that artists can mass produce their works as much as they want since most pieces are applied to the base material through printers with the help of modern software. With the simple click of a button or two, an artist can create hundreds of copies of Paste Up Artworks which they can easily place in many different areas as they so choose.
From printouts of iconic celebrities in modern pop culture to a mashup of different fictional characters all strategically placed out on an adhesive canvas background that may or may not be designed beforehand, the possibilities that Paste Up Art offers are clearly a higher level up from traditional graffiti making by miles. Making it a genuine creative Pop Art wonder of modern art culture.
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