Photos: Jim Bachor
Chicago artist Jim Bachor is a tile artist not afraid to go guerrilla to fix city potholes with themed mosaics. That's handy in a city with roads that have holes big enough to jar a steering wheel out a drivers hand. From This is Colossal:
This year Bachor decided on a series of 10 pothole mosaics called Treats in the Streets featuring different kinds of ice cream. At the latest count, four artworks have appeared in locations around Chicago, and he traveled all the way to Jyväskylä, Finland last week to do three more mosaics including a local popsicle-like dessert called Amppari-mehujaa.
Jim Bachor previous mosaic street art were "pothole" series and flower series. At his website, which has more samples of beautiful satirical work, he wrote:
"Using the same materials, tools and methods of thearchaic craftsmen, I create mosaics that speak of modern things in an ancient voice. My work locks into mortar unexpected concepts drawn from the present.
His Instagram is updated regularly.
"Temple of the Artifacts" 2018
Screen printed cardboard. Sculpture representing Bunko wall of boxes for future relics.
MFA Midway Exhibition
March 23. 6pm
Donna Beam Gallery