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.
Street Art // Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Last year, Juxtapoz was able to follow the progress as JanSport launched their first street art and mural campaign and series, following the lives and process of artists in San Francisco and Brooklyn as they created a large scale mural in their hometown. In San Francisco, our friends Lady Mags and Amandalynn painted a huge, showstopping mural that we get to drive by all the time and is a great part of our daily commute. Now, in 2015, JanSport has brought the #LiveOutside to São Paulo, where Arlin & Nove collaborated on a color, massive mural this Spring that we were able to document.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Tehran, Iran is a complicated place. Based at the immense Albourz mountain range, it holds about 12 million people in its expanded metropolitan area. And like any large city, it is fast and full of billboards. Billboards of ads or religious statements and not so much any more but phrases like Death To America, but for 10 days starting May 7, more than 1,500 billboards are displaying 700 works of art. Munch, Magritte, Hockney, Matisse and Picasso among traditional Persian miniatures, carpets, calligraphy and world famous Iranian poet and artist Sohrab Sepehri.
Street Art // Tuesday, May 05, 2015
San Diego’s Celeste Byers and New Zealand’s Aaron Glasson have joined forces once again to create a psychotropic mural in Tijuana on the Mexico/USA border as a part of their project “Dimensiones”.
Street Art // Monday, April 27, 2015
Arist Paige Smith has bedazzled the streets of Los Angeles with some intricately crafted geodes made of paper and paint that she installs in urban nooks and crannies. Consider the skill it takes to create and then secretly install this multi-faceted work, and keep your eyes peeled in So Cal. You might be lucky and discover some of these lovely street gems.