Sunday, February 7, 2016



     Welcome again everybody. .  . in this issue we are going to take a close examination of what street art can be, and the depths of what it can inspire within an individual. Our featuring persona for this is going to be a young man whom I've had the opportunity to meet personally and who gives the Approach called Street Art compliment.
     Here's John when we asked him to give us just a little bit about his story:



Here's a brief background on my story for your blog. 

     As a child, I was often a loner, more content to dig in the dirt and design infrastructure than play sports or video games. I was convinced that treasure was hidden everywhere,  and I was going to find Atlantis buried in my back yard in suburban New Jersey. My mother designed fire protection systems, and she let me doodle on her old blueprints. I was sure I wanted to be an architect or engineer, but struggled with the higher-level mathematics pertinent to those fields. My father had his own photography business (and still does), lending me the tools and tips to express myself through phtography. A digital camera and a copy of Photoshop 7 opened my eyes to the world of digital art and photo manipulation. Inspired by tabloids like Weekly World News, with their unbelievably cheesy headlines (think "Space Alien Backs Hillary For President") and poorly-shopped 'photos', I taught myself the basics of manipulating digital images.
     By the time I graduated high school, I knew how to make postcard-worthy photographs of landmarks and natural scenery, but I also knew that a photograph rarely exists by itself as a piece of visual media.

[transatlanticism825.jpg] [lightsofliberty560.jpg] [dpticover560.jpg]
[nuclearplanets600.jpg] (are early photography and design works from a collage, John explains.)



To build a better foundation in visual art , I began studying Graphic Design at the University of the Arts in 2007,  which I found humbling, but also [as] intimidating as hell. I stood on the shoulders of giants like Hans Allemann and Inge Druckrey, and prayed that I might absorb 1% of their aesthetic. It was during my time in college that I discovered street art. I felt enraptured by the cryptic messages of the Toynbee tiles, Stikman's Words of Wisdom, and an arbitrary canon of street artists and installations I've documented under the name Signs and Wonders. While some people have complained that my street art photos are nothing more than ripoffs of true artists more ballsy than myself, I don't seek to take credit from them, but instead I extend their exposure far beyond the limits of their original pieces, and capture the sense of psychedelic wonder I get when I discover them, which I can extend to even the most grounded and sober of audiences.

[IMG_1736-1963 are selections from my Signs and Wonders collection]



     In 2012, I started Gallery 2445, a physical/virtual hybrid art gallery for exhibiting my S&W collection as well as physical pieces of art I managed to acquire, many from off the street (but only if they were in danger of being thrown away or destroyed.) My future is up in the air, but more people are beginning to take notice, and I have allies in groups like the Photographic Society, Freemasons,
and street art bloggers like Conrad Benner (Streets Dept). [and (a blog specifically focused on People, Writing, Art & the Cultural Arts of Timeless Humanity)].

[Remaining images are from the Gallery 2445 Salvaged Art Collection.]


John Baccile
Graphic Designer|Photographer|Solution to Your Problem

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Thanks John for all your hard work and contributions, and visions to and within the field of Artistry & Street Art [self-initiated mechanics!] and for your amazing story.


Adetokunbo Oluwafemi Ige,
editor, and interviewer
Nemesis Intellectual Communications, Founder and Chief Officer
February 7th 2016