The Broken Fingaz Crew, street artists hailing from Haifa, Israel, is well known around their stomping grounds. Their vivid, in-your-face work is found on the sides of buildings, on garage doors, and in grand posters advertising bands and bars and everything in between (check out the WORKS page on their website to see a shot of the awesome shoes they did), as far south as the border with Egypt, north to the Golan Heights, and even on several army bases in the major Israeli cities of Jerusalem, Haifa, and Tel Aviv. Some of their paintings are not comfortable to look at but rather challenge the viewer to consider the possibilities of surrealism in a larger-than-life context. Nor is their work presented with sociopolitical undertones, surprising given the tumult of the region they call home.
In April 2012, they were granted the distinguished honor of being the first street artists from their hometown to exhibit their work outside of Israel. East London’s Old Truman Brewery hosted the “Crazy Eye Hotel,” described as a “vivid imagining of a real-life comic strip, one inhabited only by super villains in an alternate reality where their evil deeds are king.”
[quote] ‘We try to paint whatever feels right and fun for us, and this is what comes out,’ they said. ‘We are political people, you have to be coming from where we are from, but we don’t really feel like we need to push it into our art.’” [/quote]
This animation shows a huge mural in progress, detailed and intricately planned where elements start as paint and morph into 3D elements. One of the artists even flies. (How did they do that?) (Additional source: Sabotage Times.)
The music playing is Haiku Detat – Mike Aaron & Eddie (Boreta Remix)