Utah y Ether have launched a video that documents the artistic process of a series titled, ‘Ride’. The technique consists of the overlaying of pieces of metal onto subway cars, upon which they paint their pieces afterwards. Once having removed the pieces of metal, along with them a piece of the intervention is removed, perpetuating the paintings and converting them into metonymic symbols for illegal graffiti.
The idea is reminiscent to the method used by Que, WUFC, 10 years ago, when he tried to transfer the purity of illegal graffiti to the surface of the canvas. Both successful approaches towards the impossible task of bringing the aesthetic and emotion of graffiti to an artistic medium.