Miss Bugs is a two-piece collaboration, best known for the incorporation of superheroes and cartoon characters in street art.
Their recent Cut Out and Fade Out project hinges on ideas of memory and lost moments in time. Miss and Bugs prefer not to isolate their sources of inspiration, but acknowledge that they have recently investigated photographers Jacques Henri Lartique and Vera Lehndorff.
‘We’ve decided to stop using superheroes for the time being,’ they explain. ‘Things become too easy, and
when that happens you stop and move on. One consistent element is the hijacking and transformation of existing images, from Marvel and Disney to Damien Hirst. ‘If there is something to steal, I steal it!’ says Pablo Picasso and echoes the large print on their website.
Miss Bugs has been exhibited in galleries and on streets alike. The cut outs were never meant to be permanent. And indeed, the longest time any one lasted was about seven days.