NEMCO has always been a favorite artist of ours here at Broken Window Theory. The Milan-born artist is a straight spray beast who works with interesting perspectives and often referencing famous artists in his graffiti. It was this piece's details that really caught our eye here:
Stretched across a massive 20+ metre space, this could very well be Melbourne’s largest piece of public art. And while Melbourne has a tendency to acknowledge the finer points of Melbourne’s some-what stale street art scene, You Must Burn To Shine displays a style of work which highlights the strengths both graffiti and street art have to offer to the public space. I can only imagine the multitude of reactions this mammoth piece has garnered as people, from all across Melbourne, pass it on their daily commutes. Its bold lines, fiery background and glorious smaller details make it a piece that can be appreciated for both a short and extended period viewing time. But more than anything, it’s been refreshing to see a piece (of this size) by an artist who isn’t concerned by the visual trends presented throughout this cities many paint covered walls, it is a piece completely of its own.
Stitching together pop art, local iconography and the artists own visual connotations, Nemco has created a piece that will be remembered as the best this city (maybe even this country) has to offer in 2015.