I’ve been a fan of skateboarding when I was in my teenage days but I never thought about what Matt Reilly did – making artistic paintings through the use of his skateboard. Matt Reilly of Japanther (a Dance-Punk band) is a Brooklyn-based artist who uses a skateboard to create a series of paintings at the Jersey City’s Mana Contemporary.
The cool project is called “Wall Ride”. He skates back and forth in a white canvas that is attached over a mini ramp. Cool, eh? So how does he paint on the canvas? The skateboard wheels were attached with saturated sponges that beautifully colours the canvas with shades of red, blue, green and brown.
After the live performance, the canvas is removed and it is now one of the fine unique piece of artwork of Matt Reilly.
Visit Matt Reilly at Japanther’s website and check out his artsy page for his prints. You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
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