Earlier in the month, we visited Revok’s latest Los Angeles exhibition, in which he showed off a new series of paintings titled Instrument Exercises that utilized a mechanical jig that allowed the artist to use 8 spray cans in parallel. That was the first that I have seen anyone use that technique, so I figured Revok was the sole proprietor of such a machine. The Internets has proven me wrong once again.
In the above video, Job Wouters and Roel Wouters show off a similar machine that they call the Rainbow Gun. In a demonstration of the tool, the duo spray the numbers 1234567 in a script font using the number of spray cans that correspond with the specific numeral. Coolest part? This video precedes Revok’s new series by 7 years. Another cool part? In the description of the video, the Wouters pay respects to Daniel Tagno, a graffiti artist that also independently invented a similar tool in 2008 for the street.
How this convergence in groups of people arriving at the same novel tool accomplishes such divergent styles is kind of mind boggling.
Bonus – Here’s a picture of the Wouters’ Rainbow Gun: