Just as Banskys Wall and Piece gave people an easy access to the street art world, Action Painting: Bringing Art to the Trains (Publikat Verlag 2009) gives outsiders a profound insight on the adventures, techniques, ethics and passion behind train graffiti.
Action Painting focuses on the European departure of an art form that started in New York City in the early 70s. Steering away from its NY roots, train painting in Europe completely took off into its own, markedly more abstract art form than its American counterpart. Action Painting provides a comprehensive overview of the art that has been rolling on the tracks between Helsinki and Madrid on Europes transit system in the past quarter century.
The photographs that constitute the pages of this book are sourced from friends of the artist or the artist themselves. Mostly stashed away for fear of prosecution, these images serve as the only tangible link between the artist and his/her work.