Philippe Mastrocola and Inukt collaborate on a Graffiti Art Project
Inukt is proud to have participated in its first installation art project. A container has been painted by graffiti artist Philippe Mastrocola with an Inukt inspired theme and it is permanently exposed on autoroute 20 in Montreal.
Philippe Mastrocola is a Montreal-based graffiti artist, photographer, muralist and painter. He was born in 1986 and attended Loyola High School, Marianopolis College and Concordia University.
Philippe’s work originally began with the basics of graffiti. In early 2006, he met and was profoundly influenced by another graffiti artist known by the pseudonym “Waster12”. Philippe has used the unfortunate premature passing of Waster12 as inspiration and motivation when creating his art.
After years of painting graffiti, Philippe’s scope and style continued to evolve as he developed a stronger passion for art and experimented with different materials and media. He pursued his studies at Concordia University, first in Studio Arts and then branching out into Art Education.
He has also broadened his appreciation of art through his ongoing involvement with MU, a non-profit organization that supports and promotes public art in the greater Montreal area.
In the past few years, Philippe has stopped doing traditional lettering in his paintings and has transitioned into the abstract painter that he is today. Through his latest innovative technique, in which he captures images of his work by re-using the spray paint cans as pinhole cameras, he continues to produce many unique and stunning works of art.
Inukt found it an impressive adventure to participate in this project and view from a front row seat what an incredible one-man-show Philippe is. Just view the incredible video that he filmed and edited of himself during this Making of.
This artist is as energetic as he is talented. Right after finishing this 20 foot container coated on all 4 sides with graffiti art he suggested :“ next time let’s get two 40 foot containers to work with”.
To be continued. We can’t wait.