There is a mysterious local New Haven artist going only by the moniker: ‘Believe In People,’ often shortened to BIP. Watch out! A giant baby holding a briefcase-wielding businessman! This particular painting ‘sprung’ up “guerrilla style” on the side of a business along State Street. In this instance, the painter had the permission of the owner, a Mr. Lou Cox, but BIP likes to keep his/her/their identity a secret.
A lot of BIP’s work is youthful and sets a playful mood while in contrast to that, seems to poke fun at seemingly mundane life choices. The picture BELOW appeared without permission of the owner, but I don’t think he’s complaining. It showed up in New Haven’s Audobon Art district, a cool place where I’ve had a couple of art shows.
BIP’s work appeared to have started in 2010, when these images cropped up:
BIP is also known for stenciling phrases on the ground like this one found stenciled on Audubon Street:
I love the simple complexity of this one: (Also love oxymorons)
Here’s a photographer/artist I also admire:
Just who IS Levi Brown? When asked about himself, he says this: “Levi Brown lives in the woods with the gnomes. That is all.”
I have nothing to add, because his work speaks for itself. He doesn’t appear to have an official website but I have shared just a few amazing images of his creation here. Enjoy!
Did you guess? Those are crayons.
NICE! Check out http://www.levibrownphoto.com Google this brilliant quirky photographer today
My love to the artists whose photos and images appear here. I repost them in hope that others will seek out your fine work and be inspired such as I have, but if you do not wish your art here, please contact me…)