Street artist, The Orangeblowfish recently talked to us about some of the rapidly disappearing neighborhoods in Shanghai’s Wangjiamatou area. He has produced countless pieces of street art all around the city, in areas that are in the process of being demolished to make way for commercial high-rises.
For The Orangeblowfish, his artwork is about giving back to the community and he also encourages other artists to do the same. “How would a doctor use his skills to contribute to charity? He would do something like Doctors Without Borders. What should creative people do? They should give back to their communities creatively.”
He discusses the concept behind his abstract rabbit hole patterns, which are intended as a visual metaphor for forced relocation. “My whole idea with the rabbit hole is that they transport people, so that they may go somewhere else, wherever that may be.”