Street Art // Saturday, June 20, 2015
Opening today in the Thinkspace project room is #WhereWeBeelong featuring new works by LA based artist Bumblebeelovesyou. Known for his iconic street art pieces of playful children set in urban contexts, Bumblebee draws from a nostalgic love of childhood memory and its simplicity. Invested in the communicative power of imagery, he brings a poignant vision of innocence to life by drawing our attention to its displacement.
Street Art // Thursday, June 18, 2015
Franco Fasoli a.k.a. Jaz has a new mural up in Montreal, Canada as part of the city's Mural Festival. The piece is called The Popular and mirrors his collage aesthetic, in which complex images are rendered in fragmented blocks of color.
Street Art // Thursday, June 18, 2015
With abundance of large than life murals and street art festivals all over the globe, it's always a pleasure finding little treasures that bring the beauty back to street art. Spanish artist Pejac is one of those artists who works with a small brush and a cup of paint, and creates work that capture attention and often become viral.
Street Art // Wednesday, June 10, 2015
In Lisbon, Bordalo II has been creating murals with garbage, making a cross between sculpture, trash-art, and paintings. His aim is to call attention to environmental degradation, choosing animals as his subjects.
Street Art // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
We've posted on Stephan Doitschinoff, a.k.a. Calma, before, and featured him in our Brazil issue in 2009, but wanted to post some images of his street art and paintings. Calma is the son of an evangelical minister, and his art processes religious imagery.
Street Art // Friday, June 05, 2015
We are all products of the chaos that surrounds us,” says Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto – aka Vhils – in André Santos’s film, which documents the indigenous village of Araçaí, Brazil, where 90 Guaraní people were moved by the government at the turn of this century, displacing them from their ancestral lands. Immortalizing these forgotten people, Farto carves their portraits onto buildings and the doors of their homes – mixing indigenous and new techniques – giving them the voice and dignity they have been denied.
Street Art // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
For the first time, Azart Gallery in Chelsea will be presenting a solo exhibition by Cope2. This world renowned legend of street art will be showing his latest new works, striking in color and originality. An American artist of Puerto Rican descent, Cope2 is a self-taught visionary who has been a celebrated figure for over 30 years in the graffiti art culture. Known for his trademark bubble letters and tags, he started developing his style in the subways and streets of the Bronx and later became a universally respected street...
Street Art // Monday, June 01, 2015
One Line is the first retrospective exhibition dedicated to SUSO33 ( Madrid, 1973 ), a maverick creator who, starting from graffiti and street art, has overflowed them dissolving the disciplinary boundaries between painting, performance, and scenic arts.
Street Art // Friday, May 29, 2015
El Mac continues to be one of the great and most unique muralists of his time, one that is based on tradition but also a progressive and unique style. We have been covering Mac for years, both as a fine artist, muralists, and champion of public art around the world. Recently, Mac painted this massive mural in Boston, which was titled Ars et Scientia.
Street Art // Thursday, May 28, 2015
A few weeks ago, we watched the documentation of Tristan Eaton and How Nosm collaborating on a mural together in Brooklyn. Today, we got the lowdown from Tristan on the enitre collaboration: "Four years after How, Nosm and I first painted this wall we revisited our collaboration one more time. Fillmore Street is an historical Brooklyn site, most specifically, famed author Henry Miller grew up on that block. . ."