Pic: Irish graffiti artist Maser creates colourful art installation for Limerick City
A derelict petrol station in Limerick was recently given a rather radical makeover by Irish graffiti artist Maser for a transformative urban art project.
The vibrant and colourful urban art installation located in an unused Parnell Street petrol station, has been titled “No.27 - A Nod To Ed Ruscha” by Irish artist Maser and the piece was created for the Draw Out - Urban Exhibitionists project.
According to Streetartnews.net, Maser spoke about the project saying: “I converted a derelict petrol station in Limerick city into an interactive installation, as part of a transformative urban art project.
“My work often boldly juxtaposes old and new, past and present in the architectural elements, the visual grammar and choice of pallet. I hope to create work that surprises people and questions their relationship with the familiar and the norm and also how dissociated we are from the space around us.”
The Draw Out - Urban Exhibitionists project is being run by Limerick City Council in collaboration with Catherine O’Halloran, a senior youth worker in the Northside family resource centre in Ballynanty, reports the Limerick Leader.
Maser’s ‘No.27 - A Nod To Ed Ruscha’ is just one of a number of art installations being rolled out around Limerick City ahead of the City of Culture 2014. So keep an eye out if you’re in Limerick, because you never know what you might see… although, it would be hard to miss this one.