Street Art // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
We have featured the sculptural and performance-style works of NYC-based Aakash Nihalani in the print edition and web version of Juxtapoz over the years, and he just sent us images from his new project, Landline. He says of the new work, "In these new outdoor works, colorful bars pass through individuals, connecting them to each other and functioning as extensions of the urban landscape. The participants examine their own insides and connections, a visual expression of both the isolation and community I often feel living in Brooklyn. We spend so much time existing in virtual reality, these works are a visible connection to the real world."
Street Art // Monday, June 16, 2014
Reed Projects has just opend and organized Norwegian artist DOT DOT DOT (NO) debut solo show, "While You Slept..." in Stavnager, Norway. In 2007, after almost a decade of graffiti writing under various names and guises, Dot Dot Dot took to stencil art with a passion. Since then he has become renowned for his distinctive style of classic stencil art with a sense of dark and humorous pop.
Street Art // Thursday, June 12, 2014
If you remember, Banksy just won the 2014 Webby for Person of the Year, basically because for one month in NYC, he took over the Internet with his brand of social media and street art in "Better Out Than In". We even got flak for calling it an Internet project. Well, we like to thank the Webby Awards for confirming our editorial. Now, Banksy just released a trailer for "Better Out Than In—The Movie," which could just be his acceptance video for the Webby Award, or an upcoming movie. Anyway, its on the Internet.
Street Art // Friday, June 06, 2014
Internationally acclaimed street artist ROA comes to London to create a unique onsite installation in StolenSpace Gallery. The Belgian artist is renowned for his unique portrayal of large scale urban wildlife, disquietly cohabiting city streets worldwide, hand painted in his distinctive black and white highly detailed rendering.
Street Art // Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Former Juxtapoz cover artist, Spanish-based ARYZ, just completed another huge mural in Lagos, Portugal. The artist was invited by ARTURb to do the mural, which features a skeleton with some camera skills. After a few international trips for ARYZ this year, including India and Austria, we love seeing a return to a multi-storied mural to kick of the European mural summer program. (That isn't a real thing, but it should be.)
Street Art // Thursday, May 29, 2014
Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada is a Cuban-born artist who grew up in New Jersey. In college, he bacame active in the street art scene and helped found artist collectives whose focus lay in attacking billboards and utilizing guerrilla tactics to make their anti-corporate messages and frustrations known. His Identity series is composed of gigantic charcoal portraits of anonymous people scaling the walls of buildings in different cities around the world. These drawings question the controls imposed on public space, the role models that represent us and the type of events that are guarded by the collective memory.
Street Art // Thursday, May 22, 2014
Agostino Lacurci just completed a new mural for Memorie Urbane in Arce, Italy. The piece is titled Homo Paleolicus an features one of his signature characters flying on a paper plane over a landscape scattered with what appear to be volcanoes.
Street Art // Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Daniel Muñoz, known to many as "SAN", has always had a talent for fine art and illustration, creating imaginary worlds that have made him one of the most fascinating and talented artists to emerge from Spain in recent years. He is also a very talented muralist and street artist. Recently, the Madrid-based artist completed a piece, roughly translated to "11 Figures Working In a Corner" on the small abandoned building in the town of Blanca, Murcia, Spain.
Street Art // Monday, May 19, 2014
Each year when we head to Nuart in Stavanger, Norway, we always like meeting and learning about new waves of European street artists. One artist who has been at Nuart in the past is Anders "STRØK" Gjennestad, who now has an exhibition of stencil works at Stavanger's Reed Projects.