ABOVE – Traveling and Painting in the streets since 1995.

Above is an international street artist who has deliberately chosen to keep his identity concealed. He was born in California in 1981 and has been creating public art since 1995.Above is known for his multi-layer, full color social and political stencils, spinning wooden arrow-shaped kinetic art installations, and large text-based painted murals. Above’s artworks regardless of medium usually have a strong message or awareness about social, political or international current events. Above began painting graffiti by tagging (writing his ABOVE graffiti signature) on freight trains in California in 1995. At the age of 19, Above moved to Paris, France, where he started painting his trademark arrow icon pointing ‘above’.Since 2001, Above has self-financed annual tours around the world, with each tour exploring a new part of the world and often a new medium or style of artwork. During the past 16 years Above has painted artworks in the streets of 100+ cities in 60+ different countries around the world. (Info source: Wikipedia).


Artist’s website here.



Ramp_orange_side AA streetartnews_above_london_uk-1 lv_401a70972684bebf4b404ffc4c76d08022a3a0fd lv_89f149bfa3494698fa2f45176debd7cb57f56814 lv_7e2fbaec0533ba2c0c64a477df1ede8fac59c47f above-just-street-art-mural-berlin-21 above-just-street-art-mural-berlin-1 A_1_ABOVE_FINAL 28


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s