ARTIST INTERVIEW: EDUARDO KOBRA

Street Art // Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Eduardo Kobra has long been on the Juxtapoz radar, not only because he creates some of the more massive and intricate murals being done in the world today, but because he does them with super techni-color explosions. His multi-storied mural on skyscraper in Sao Paulo back in 2013 created a huge buzz in the street art community, and Kobra has continued to make great works since. This week, as part of the Perrier Street Art campaign and launch of new bottle and can designs by Kobra, Jon One, and Sasu, we sat down with Kobra to discuss his process, history, and how to paint big. 

Kenny Scharf: Playland Motel Mural @ Rockaway Beach, NYC

Street Art // Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Kenny Scharf moved to the big Apple in the late 70’s, the Golden Age that continued throughout the early 80’s, when creativity and art ruled the streets of NYC. Inspired by graffiti’s lack of boundaries and the possibility to connect directly with people, Kenny’s principle is to reach out beyond the elitists’ limits of fine art and create a direct dialogue with popular culture trough his art.

ARYZ for Vilnius Street Art Festival‏‎, Lithuania

Street Art // Friday, September 19, 2014
We just got some shots from our friend Henrik Haven of ARYZ (January 2013 cover artist) working on a mural for the Vilnius Street Art Festival‏‎ in Lithuania. From the festival, "Aryz has incorporated Lithuanian words “Kaip Ne Žmogus”, meaning, 'not like human' into his mural. The phrase was written by the local graffiti artist on the wall before it was buffed by the council few years ago. Beautiful reference completing the concept of the mural as well as earning him a wide respect in Vilnius graffiti scene."

Shepard Fairey in Berlin for Urban Nation's "One Wall" Project

Street Art // Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Shepard Fairey continues his crossing the world creating murals campaign, this past week being in Berlin created a wall with Urban Nation's "One Wall" Project. Our friend Henrik Haven was in Berlin, and took a few shots of the progress and completed mural... 

Nuart 2014: Outside, Part 1

Street Art // Thursday, September 11, 2014
We have been showing you photographs of our week in Stavanger, Norway for the 2014 Nuart Festival, and today we have some looks at a few of the completed murals that have been added to the Stavanger skyline and town (and in the case of ±MAISMENOS±, added to the grounds of some apartment construction). 

Blending Into the Street: MP5 in Italy

Street Art // Thursday, September 11, 2014
Italian street artist MP5 added a little optical illusion with a street piece he completed in Abruzzo, Italy for the Visione Periferica Street Art Festival. The piece, titled Root of Evil, is quite eye-catching with the thick black and white composition. But it is the fact that it bleeds onto the sidewalk below that really creates an interesting illusion.

DALeast Mural in Lower East Side

Street Art // Monday, September 08, 2014
Chinese-born, South Africa-based fine artist DALeast just opened his newest exhibition, "The Laten Photon," at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC this past weekend. Prior to opening the show, DALeast completed a mural in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a beautiful piece that stretches a few stories high and features a few of the artist's signature aestthetic touches. 

Nuart 2014: Murals and Installations, in Progress

Street Art // Friday, September 05, 2014
This year's Nuart Plus program, a series of lectures, talks, and academic debates (okay, the debate is in a pub, and the academics get thrown out the window a few drinks in) have kicked off as the murals, street interventions, and installations are in progress at Nuart in Stavanger, Norway. The spirit of this year's academic portion, and the spirit of Nuart in general in 2014, is the battle of unsanctioned street art versus the ongoing, curated mural festivals popping up around the world. 

Nuart 2014: M-City Ship & First Looks

Street Art // Thursday, September 04, 2014
We were trying to figure out the best way to kick off our coverage of Nuart 2014, as there has been a ton of progress in anticipation of the opening on September 6. Murals are getting finished, installations completed, but most importantly, we want to kick off by showing the epic 150m long supply ship that M-City painted... that has since been sent back out into the Norwegian seas. 

Shepard Fairey "We Own The Future" Mural, Lower East Side, Manhattan

Street Art // Thursday, August 28, 2014
July 2014 cover artist Shepard Fairey is on a bit of a world tour right now, doing murals like U2 does stadium shows. Last week, he finished a new mural at 161 Bowery on the Lower East Side in Manhattan, titled "We Own the Future." Shepard and his team got it done in 3 days, and our new NYC photographer, Joe Russo, captured the process.

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