We continue to look deeper into the secret vault and managed to offer for your consideration another small fragment of the local graffiti scene, painted back in 2011, titled “Calypso“, which is the second canvas by HOMEBOY LDJ available in our online gallery.
Using lettering as a form of art, HOMEBOY LDJ experiments at the boundaries of graffiti and art, incorporating subtly into his works, elements and techniques from both areas.
In this particular study of the alphabet, his recurring subject, Homeboy LDJ chose to reference Calypso, a play on the fact that he employs Homer’s moniker. In Greek mythology, Calypso (/kəˈlɪpsoʊ/; Greek: Καλυψώ, “she who conceals”) was a nymph who lived on the island of Ogygia. Homer’s Odyssey tells the story of Calypso, who detained the main character for seven years before allowing him to return home.
You will receive an authentic artwork by HOMEBOY LDJ, spray & marker on canvas, 40 x 80 cm, painted in 2011. The work and signed by Homeboy LDJ on the reverse. Shop here
If you are an urban explorer and want to see some of the works made by Homeboy LDJ, you can visit the Un-hidden Romania map to find the addresses. You can find some of his works in the Un-hidden Romania book. You are invited to read the article about HOMEBOY LDJ to find out more about one of his main goals to transform the wall/paper/canvas’s flatness into a 3D universe here.
Words by Cristina Popa (random / nwt) & Andrei racovițan (ubic)