Street Art // Monday, June 29, 2015
Prolific Russian artist Rustam Qbic recently spent some time painting a new mural for Mural Istanbul festival. After working 7 days on a 4 story building, he completed this fantasy-like colorful piece titled "Miracle". Celebrating motherhood and the wonder of bringing new life, this mural was inspired by his personal experience of a father-to-be. Usually focusing on positive messages and universal values. this work is a classic example of his symbolic, surrealist style he's been developing for the last couple of years.
Street Art // Friday, June 26, 2015
The European duo collaborated again on a mural, this time was in Malaga, Spain for the MAUS project where local and international artists will paint some buildings of the city. Remed and Okuda created "La Danse De Venus Et Du Marin" where they combined their distinctive styles making a colorful piece with perfect shapes.
Street Art // Friday, June 26, 2015
December, 2013 Juxtapoz cover artist Dan Witz is yet again teaming up with PETA for a series of installations in Washington DC to draw attention to the plight of baby monkeys subjected to cruel psychological experiments at NIH. If you look closely at the next metro stop, you may spot a tiny, mournful face peering from behind prison bars, hands reaching towards freedom...
Street Art // Thursday, June 25, 2015
The 5th show on Søren Solkær's SURFACE world tour opened Friday, June 12 at Øksnehallen in central Copenhagen. This exhibition covers a 3.500 square meter area and features 122 portraits in large formats. The portraits will be hung in a network of "streets" - resembling walls of an imaginary city. In the week leading up to the opening, six international and highly esteemed artists were invited to create large-scale murals in the streets of Copenhagen. The artist are: Conor Harrington (UK), ROA (Belgium), Borondo (Spain), DALeast (China), Maya Hayuk (US) and HuskMitNavn (DK). They all produced murals in the Vesterbro area of Copenhagen, that is also the home of the exhibition venue.
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.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 12, 2015
Saturday, June 13th marks the first day that all-female art collective Few & Far will start work on a large scale mural in the heart of Oakland. The building, which buys non-recyclable plastics and then resells them to specialized buyers, is one of the largest recycling facilities in the Bay Area. This mural will focus on representing Oakland’s diverse culture and its long-time residents.
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.
Illustration // Thursday, May 21, 2015
Parisian street artist and illustrator Fafi explores femininity through stereotypes, using them to her advantage. She's done commercial illustration work and has secured toy manufacturing deals, but we love her independent work.