Mastrangeli notes that the method a property manager often uses to fulfil the legal requirement to remove or mask the graffiti within 72 hours is paint, “which almost never matches the surface that the graffiti was applied.”
Concrete is a background, like any other infrastructure, Mastrangeli writes, so its grey colour is also seen as non-existent, meaning property owners and city officials regard it as unimportant to match reflected surface colouration (hue, tone, saturation etc).
Gene Mastrangeli is a Toronto-based artist who also practices architecture, interior design and fabrication. A graduate of the Master of Architecture program at University of Toronto, he also has a Bachelor of Fine Art from Concordia University in Montreal.
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