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Abandoned Gas Station Reborn As Pop Art Installation [Pics]

Graffiti artist Maser has transformed the site in Ireland into an interactive installation, inspired by artist Ed Ruscha.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on January 9, 2014.

Irish graffiti artist Maser has transformed a disused gas station in Ireland into a brightly colored urban art installation, inspired by American pop artist Ed Ruscha. The interactive installation in Limerick city is part of a larger mission to match derelict spaces in the area with an artist.

Abandoned Gas Station Reborn As Pop Art Installation [Pics]

The transformative project, entitled ‘No.27 – A Nod To Ed Ruscha’, features vibrant patterns adorning the site. It was produced in collaboration with Limerick City Council and senior youth worker Catherine O’Halloran. Maser said:

My work often boldly juxtaposes old and new, past and present in the architectural elements, the visual grammar and choice of pallet. I hope to create work that surprises people and questions their relationship with the familiar and the norm and also how dissociated we are from the space around us.

Click through to see images of the transformed gas station:

Maser Art

Sources: Limerick Leader, Junkculture

Images: Maser Art, Junkculture

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