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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Street Art // Monday, August 11, 2014
As we love to do each year, we are heading off to one of the world's premier public and street art festivals, Nuart, and we are very excited today to show the launch video for Nuart 2014. In early September 2014, a group of the world's leading street artists will be in the city of Stavanger, Norway, working within the city and around the city, creating installations, all the while we discuss the changing landscape of street art and public art around the world. We get smart, the artists make us smarter, and its one of the great festivals each year that we take part in.
Street Art // Thursday, August 07, 2014
I was finally meeting up with Roa again, it's been way too long since I last saw him. So I'm glad our travel plans suited each other this time around. We had an amazing week and I'm pleased to share my comprehensive documentation of his new large-scale contextual mural, a gigantic Tyrannosaurus skeleton, which he painted during four days on a factory building in Bromölla, Sweden for Ifö Center.
Street Art // Monday, July 14, 2014
Low Bros, who were featured in our October 2013 issue, recently painted a world cup-inspired mural at Urban Spree in Berlin featuring cheetahs crouching around a soccer stadium and some favelas. Watch a video after the jump...
Street Art // Monday, July 14, 2014
Despite the current weirdness and class warfare in the city, San Francisco just got a brand new skate park, which is delightfully covered in murals by Jovi Schnell. We got a hold of Jovi to find out the story behind her new public artwork, which tons of skaters will be enjoying for years to come. Jovi tells us, "The imagery for the mural was inspired by the site's former victorian era amusement park...
Street Art // Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Lorenzo Quinn is the son of two-times Academy Award winning actor for best supporting role, Anthony Quinn, and is an internationally renowned sculptor and former actor. He is continuously working on a range of creative projects but is most known for his large public sculptures made of bronze, steel, aluminum, polyurethane, and various other materials.