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Vandalist: A Concrete Idea

Surreal landscape is a break with the ordinary.

surreal block

BY: Unknown
LOCATION: Unknown
PHOTO BY: George Welcher
FIELD NOTES: It’s hard to tell if the painting on the concrete block is a creative extension of the mural in the background. But whatever the case, we appreciate the use of some of our bleakest, most ignored street structures as a canvas. This particular piece demonstrates some of the basic elements of classic surrealist paintings, with the concrete block acting as a horizon-less landscape, and the shapeless figures casting long shadows across the scene. Those ol’ surrealist chaps might have been proud of this piece—if they were still alive, that is, and also not the colossal jerks they’re reputed to have been.

Once a week, Vandalist features some of the most interesting street art and graffiti from around Toronto. Find something great? Email vandalist@torontoist.com.

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