by Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 19 February 2010

Graffiti artists who buck trends and eschew easy pop references and repetitive style are ok by my book, particularly when they’re as prolific and ambitious as Guilo aka REMED. The French painter covers vast public surfaces with pattern heavy murals that incorporate Basquiat, Picasso, and Haring-sque images into his own distinct visual lexicon. Even when dealing with sexual or religious content, REMED’s work never aims to ridicule or shock — his whimsy, playfulness, and sense of color make his street paintings accessible to the general public, which is the main audience of any successful public art.