Streets mundane elements are transformed by OaKoAK

Streets mundane elements are transformed by OaKoAK

Playful street art that draws smiles

Urban artist OaKoAK makes a story out of street elements and details ignored by most people, like common hydrants, light posts, cracks on a wall or a rusty sieve. Inspired by music and cartoons, streets get the color treatment of the artist's playful doodles that have drawn a bunch of smiles of those who pass by his visual jokes.

It all started in his hometown Saint Etienne, France:

One day i was walking in the street and i found a fire hydrant. And i thought that just puting 2 eyes in paper, i was really more cool and more “human”. After that i continued to try to find new urban elements.

He says music is really important for him and he can't paint without the sound of bands like RATM, Beastie Boys, Nirvana. and also Billy Holiday. You can find in his art references to Bruce Lee, Snoopy, Calvin and Hobbes, The Simpsons and Futurama among others.

Let OaKaAK's clever intervetions amuse you on the pics in the gallery and get a brief glance of the way he works in the video below.

Published on: February 2016