Matthieu Martin's New Photo Book Documents Covered Graffiti in Cities Around the World

Influenced in his art by urban space, artist Matthieu Martin has spent the last few years trekking around American and European cities documenting covered up graffiti. In his new book aptly titled "Cover Up", Martin hones in on such paint jobs, capturing the unintentional swaths of cover-up color reminiscent of the work of Mark Rothko. The book questions our idea of cleanness and control, Denys Riout writes, “Painting references arise, turning the covering into a painting. From time to time, the story of monochrome shows on the surface but it is the story of abstraction, gestural or not, which dominates.”

Find out more about Matthieu Martin's work here.

via [Domus]