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This British Artist Turns Dusty Trucks into Moving Canvasses

British artist from Lancaster, England Ben Long has found a way to turn dirty trucks into real paintings. Using his finger to scribe into the layer of dirt built-up from exhaust emissions, the 36-year old painter creates elaborate drawings on the rear shutters of white haulage trucks.
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Photo: www.benlong.co.uk
This British Artists Turns Dusty Trucks into Moving CanvassesThis British Artists Turns Dusty Trucks into Moving CanvassesThis British Artists Turns Dusty Trucks into Moving CanvassesThis British Artists Turns Dusty Trucks into Moving CanvassesThis British Artists Turns Dusty Trucks into Moving CanvassesThis British Artists Turns Dusty Trucks into Moving CanvassesThis British Artists Turns Dusty Trucks into Moving CanvassesThis British Artists Turns Dusty Trucks into Moving CanvassesThis British Artists Turns Dusty Trucks into Moving Canvasses
Called The Great Travelling Art Exhibition Long has been creating great illustrations on the dusty rear doors of commercial trucks since the early 2000s. Built as an on-going series, he chose this unique way in order to change the "daubing and crude slogans" that are commonly put on commercial freight vehicles.

Not only the artist managed to bring bits of light and beauty on raw dirt, but this special way of drawing also helped Long to exercise creative expression early-on in his career without the need for a studio, gallery or financial backing. It also gave a chance for people that are unreceptive to the presentation of contemporary art in museums and art institutions to see his work.

According to the artist’s website, “The project takes a number of visual cues from the presentation of two-dimensional art, for example the signing of the image, or the use of the shutter surround to suggest a framing device. The drawing itself demonstrates an embrace of high and low culture, reflecting not only certain art historical themes, but also the tastes typical of domestic and reproduction art found in many UK households.”

We’re pretty sure you’ve seen several dirty cars wearing all sorts of swearing on the rear window, but how many times did you think actual drawings could transform an ugly ride into a work of art?
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