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.
Street Art // Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Argentina-based artist Pastel recently finished a few murals in Salento, Italy as part of the Viavai Project. The wall speaks to the significance of human essence living and surviving in a chaotic time. "The flowers of death remind us at the end we are all going to see them from beneath, without exceptions."
Street Art // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Our friend Butterfly headed down to Southbank Centre in London this past weekend for the Festival of Spain and documented a public, live painting piece between Jux friend Remed and Okuda. They were given a glass box to paint as thousands of people streamed along the River Thames and enjoyed the festivities.
Street Art // Thursday, May 01, 2014
One certainty, if I could be so bold, is the proclamation that Public Art makes cities better. It's a simple formula, one that Juxtapoz has declared a necessity for years, had dedicated an entire issue to, and has documented and participated in over the last decade. Public Art programs make people happy. We aren't talking about expensive forays bringing international artists to your city lending a stunning sculpture to your waterfront views...
Street Art // Monday, April 28, 2014
Remember this one from Banksy's month-long residency on the streets of NYC, "Better Out Than In"? The Meat Truck, aka "Sirens of the Lamb" was probably the best part of the project, featuring a truck that drove around Manhattan with stuffed-animals on their way to the slaughterhouse. Well, in honor, Banksy has a nice drawn illustration of the piece on his site today. Maybe its a slow news day. Maybe we like the drawing. Maybe we miss Anthony Hopkins?
Street Art // Friday, April 11, 2014
NYCHOS, the Austrian super muralist that we have featured in our print edition and web edition many times over the years, is set to open a new solo show, "Street Anatomy," at FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco on Friday, April 18th 2014. NYCHOS has been painting murals all over the city the past few weeks, and our friend James Pawlish caught him painting at the iconic Haight-Ashbury intersection. Probably a good idea for the foot traffic and the sleeping kids on the street to get a little NYCHOS in their brains...
Street Art // Friday, April 04, 2014
Last month, former Juxtapoz cover artist, ARYZ, painted a new mural in the city of Linz, Austria. ARYZ was in Linz for this year's edition of of "Bubbledays." The wall is located at the industrial harbor part of the city, next to the River Danube. ARYZ calls the piece "Overprotection," and there is a nice video to accompany the piece... watch!