Just about any first grader with a coaster brake can make a skid mark on the pavement, but how many of us can turn it into fine art? Berlin based Christian Grillitsch is making a name for himself doing just that – skidding his bike across primed wooden boards. It seems simple enough, but not unlike Jackson Pollock’s splatter art, the final product is impressive.
More images and a demonstration after the break
Grillitsch stumbled upon his artistic language when, after skidding and swerving to miss a pedestrian, he observed the texture and shape of his rubber on pavement creation. His works are a product of sharply honed bike skills and organic instinct and, hopefully, communicate to the world what we cyclists already know, bikes are aesthetic.
As part of his exhibit, Grillitsch is also doing demonstrations.
Grillitsch’s velodrawings such as the piece above are on display at Tony’s Gallery in London through July 15th.