Abandoned Gas Station in Ireland Gets Turned into Street Art Installation
January 16th, 2014
These days street art has become more popular, and has many more fans than it used to. You can thank Banksy and some other artists for that. And now that it is more accepted, it seems like the installations just keep getting bigger and bigger. Take this gas station for instance.
This incredibly colorful piece of art is in Limerick City, Ireland. Street artist Maser took an abandoned gas station and turned it into a loud and very eye catching public art installation. Even the cars are candy striped.This piece is entitled “No.27- A Nod To Ed Ruscha”. Edward Joseph Ruscha is an American artist associated with the Pop art movement, who is well known for his book Twentysix Gas Stations, so the gas station locale makes sense.
I’ll let the artist explain more about his motivations.:
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.
I bet this piece is already quite the tourist attraction.