What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Beauty and Decay


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Urbex* photography is a trend that’s been gaining in popularity over the last few years. But Australian street artist Rone has elevated both the spaces he explores and the art form in general. Rone carefully selects his abandoned locations, looking for remoteness, dramatic structure, and general decrepitude. He then paints beautiful, huge-scale portraits peering out of the depths of his already-creepy locations, turning them into something from an artful horror film. His work seeks to “find the friction point between beauty and decay,” and I absolutely love it.

*Urban exploration

You can see more of Rone’s magnificent street art on his website and on Instagram.

All images property of Rone.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

13 thoughts on “Beauty and Decay

  1. I’ll be checking his site. Are these paintings or photos superimposed on buildings? Very interesting.

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  2. Oh! I did check it out. Seem like such a waste of a really talented artist and material. Paint cost a lot of money to just “push” down in a dump. But artist do strange things for strange reasons.

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  3. These are very cool. I love decay and dilapidation and I like the way the artist juxtaposes that with paintings of beauty and youth. Maybe it is saying something about the transitory nature of those qualities or of art.

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  4. stunning! Love urbex!

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  5. I’m following his insta now, thanks.

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