Street Art // Friday, August 28, 2015
Holy. Ella & Pitr, who we have mentioned on this site before, just absolutely went big and bonkers in Norway for Nuart 2015 this past week. As Nuart told us, prior to our trip there, "the world’s largest outdoor mural has been completed in Klepp, Rogaland, in just four days! Backed by an army of volunteers, the French artists Ella & Pitr have worked at lightning-quick pace to cover the vast majority of Block Berge Bygg’s 21,000m2 roof on the outskirts of Stavanger and created a beautiful new addition to the Rogaland landscape." They even got the Guinness Book of World Records involved.
Street Art // Thursday, August 27, 2015
If you live in San Francisco or have visited here recently, it is likely that you traveled down Market Street and encountered a wonderful addition to the city's public art. Our friend and local bay area artist Lauren YS teamed up with Tatiana Suarez and Caratoes to paint a beautiful mural at Market and South Van Ness as part of Jansport's #LiveOutside campaign. We stopped by a couple of times to catch their progress, but for those of you that weren't able to or aren't able to see it in person, follow Jansport's video series document the 5-day process of painting a 55-foot wall!
Street Art // Thursday, August 20, 2015
French art duo, Ella and Pitr, together les Papiers Peintres, offer their illustrations to the streets of Paris. Their street art cuts across walls, but often bleeds out onto nearby horizontal spaces. They also create oversized paintings on large swaths of the ground, art best viewed from above. You can find more of their art on their tumblr, as well as on the adorable videos they create.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 18, 2015
We’re obsessed with Playvakki’s bright, bold art. The duo, Moki and Vakki, are based out of Seoul and have installed some incredible urban and street art pieces. Their website showcases the diversity of their projects, which include commercial installations and animated video art pieces.
Street Art // Tuesday, August 11, 2015
In May 2015, Jeffrey Deitch, along with Thor Equities and and Joseph J. Sitt, unveiled Coney Art Walls, an outdoor museum of street art at the legendary theme park in Brooklyn. The project brought together an exceptional group of international artists in an already iconic location. Our Joe Russo captured the making of the project for a few months, documenting the artists in process and with their finished walls.
Street Art // Thursday, July 30, 2015
We wanted to share the latest mural by JR, part of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program’s Open Source project, which is a series of installations in public space which call attention to various social issues. This mural, called Migrants, Ibrahim, Mingora – Philadelphia, is an exploration of immigration. Ibrahim Shaw, the subject of the work, grew up and studied at a university in Pakistan, then came to Philadelphia to work in his uncle’s food truck.
Street Art // Monday, July 27, 2015
We always love seeing new work from Italian artist Blu. He just finished up a mural in Rebibbia, Rome that is as always blowing our minds. Incredibly detailed, the piece is part of a series of works by "Mammut," a neighborhood group that is attempting to redevelop abandoned green spaces in the city.
Street Art // Monday, July 27, 2015
Pastel just completed another mural in Azores, Portugal for the Walk & Talk Festival. Of the wall he told us, "Vascular plants are also known as higher plants or tracheophytes. Their defining characteristic is the differentiation of transport tissue throughout their structure. Since the colonization of these volcanic islands, non-native flora has been imported, which, due to the distinctive Micronesian climate, has become endemic and unique to the region itself. This same hybridization occurs within societies that seek to integrate themselves into a foreign country, over time creating their own particular identity."
Street Art // Monday, July 20, 2015
Along with big and well known festivals in major cities around the world, there is still a strong DIY scene out there putting out some great events and producing some amazing street work. The little historic town of Vodnjan in Istria, Croatia, is this year hosting their 3rd edition of Boombarstick festival, and one of the invited artists recently finished his mural.