Lace graffiti by NeSpoon

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Delicate street art by Polish artist NeSpoon can be found in abandoned urban spaces all the way from Warsaw to Tunisia. Decorative lace touches are given to bins, parking metres and dilapidated buildings, resulting in a stunning and unexpected aesthetic effect which the artist calls ‘public jewellery’. Translating her love of lace into art installations and ceramics, she describes her work as somewhere between street art, pottery, painting and jewellery and says, “Why laces? Because in laces there is an aesthetic code, which is deeply embedded in every culture. In every lace we find symmetry, some kind of order and harmony, isn’t that what we all seek for instinctively?”

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nespoonBig Draw Nijmegen 2014

nespoon-tunisiaDjerba, Tunisia 2014

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nespoonAbandoned house, Warsaw

nespoonSub Urb Art, Torino, Italy 2012

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nespoon-vhilsAbandoned monastery in Grottaglie, Italy 2011 / Work by Vhils in background

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Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).