“TORONTO STREET ART AND LIFE;
A VISUAL RECOVERY IN QUARTETS”
Street Art has always been at home in Toronto. It is part of the city's heartbeat. It makes Toronto unique. It gives its multiculturalism an unforgettable rhythm. Not only does it beautify the city; it also stands for the city's love of liberty, community and diversity.
These quartets provide you with an initial visual experience of street art's permanently changing landscape in Toronto. No words, just images. A visual pleasure carefully put together. Many of these beautiful graffities exist now only in the images themselves as they have been painted over or erased. Many are gone. I wish to share the permanent excitement of encountering them in the most hidden corners of our streets, back alleys and laneways. The would remain hidden for most, if it were not for this project.
This project, and still others to come, aim at retaining their spiritual significance as well as the spirit of the many generous artists that produce them for all of us to see. The project is a memory for all of us; a memory of our city, a memory of our humanity. It stands as a reminder of Toronto’s love of freedom.
The previously published book, “Toronto Street Art”, has already been accepted as part of Canada Archives and Library. “Toronto Street Art” is now part of OUR shared heritage.
With your purchase, you will allow me to continue developing this project for a better future together.
Keywords:andres, art, graffiti, melo, street, toronto
© Andrés Melo Cousineau Photography