Even though I was never superb at graffiti, as an artist (I’m a pop/abstract artist ) I still appreciate the intricate technique and innovative expression that goes into slashing a wall. While far away it may appear to some as just a bunch of colors, the above picture is just one example of how epic slashing a hotel room can truly be.
Graffiti artist Tilt designed this original hotel room, Panic Room, for the Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseille, France. The concept of Panic Room basically takes on this avant-garde expression of minimalism meets an explosion of vibrant colors & words. With the help of graffiti artists Tober, Grizz, and Don Cho, Tilt and his crew were able to come up with a stunning design that exudes an air of originality I haven’t scene in interior design.
The picture above is just one of the many pictures taken by Big Addict (aka Roudet Benjamin) that shows off the essence of Panic Room, but the behind-the-scenes exclusive video is priceless. When discussing the project, Tilt said:
“The hotel Au vieux panier asked me to design a room, I first told them that I wasn’t interested doing just decoration in the room but I wanted to create something that will look more like an installation. I thought about it also as a huge canvas where I needed to think about the composition and play with the empty white part of the room to accentuate more the idea of Chaos on the other part. Then I asked my friend Tober who gat a great old school style for tags, Grizz who is also the man behind the camera and Don Cho who is a Hip Hop singer from Marseille but who used to be a tagger from my home town Toulouse. It took one week to do the whole thing cause the idea was to exaggerate what you can usually see in some abandoned places. Too much tags, too much drips, too much sentences, too much throw ups … What I also wanted to show is that people can appreciate any type of graffiti, even the more basic, it’s just a matter of point of view …”
I really love Tilt’s perspective on point of view. He was able to truly take such a huge canvas and design such an exhilarating point of view that is exaggerated, yet still basic.It kind of goes with the saying, more is less. While one side of the room has quite a bit going on, everything is balanced out by the white space on the left side of the room. It would have been cliche for Tilt to slash the entire room, but the dual personalities of both spaces create a riveting statement.
The pictures are great, but the video speak to the full aura of the room. Yet, even then, it’s probably even more phenomenal to see this room in person. But needless to say, the pictures and video are more than award-winning, they are epic visions of abstract creativity brought to life.
More Pictures of Panic Room.
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