Street Art // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
We would prefer more cement trucks to look like this one painted by Italian artist Mimmo Rubino aka Rub Kandy, opposed to the industry standard white, beige and various other mundane colors. Using spray paint and a steady hand, Rubino lets the mixer spin doing most of the labor.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The desire to draw in public, carve your name into a wall or a park bench goes back pretty far. Lets just say forever, I mean, cave paintings? However, we do always find it interesting to see what kind of public/street art was going on throughout history. Brassai, a Hungarian sculptor, photographer and filmmaker who is best known for his nighttime photographs in Paris during the early 20th century spent three decades documenting wall carvings and markings which he titled "The Language of the Wall." Fascinating!
Street Art // Tuesday, July 30, 2013
By painting haunting and eerie silhouettes on the floors, walls and ceilings,Herbert Baglione has gaurenteed that anyone who steps foot in this abandoned psychiatric hospital in Parma, Italy will be spooked tenfold. The ghostly figures are part of the artist’s ongoing 1000 Shadows project and are brilliantly juxtaposed with the vacant wheelchairs in these photos.
Street Art // Tuesday, July 30, 2013
It’s been difficult to keep up with the amount of walls Alexis Diaz has been painting as of recent. The Puerto Rican artist has been dropping new pieces left and right, this most recent one featuring a flying whale ship and a lock key heart for a mast.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Over the last couple of months we've seen glitch-inspired art in everything from furniture to tapestries. Today we take a look at some impressive Glitch-inspired street art by Polish artist and former architecture student Krzysztof Syruc.
Street Art // Monday, July 29, 2013
Painted entirely with the slow application of oil sticks, Canadian artist, Other, created this monchromatic mural for “The Sheboygan Project” at End Park in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Street Art // Saturday, July 27, 2013
As the clouds generously give cover from the glaring sun here in Rochester, NY, many artists finalize their walls, while some ambitiously attempt to squeeze in another before they depart. We began the day by walking some old dead train tracks where we caught up with ROA who was painting a baby chick on the side of two abandoned siloes. From there we set off across town to photograph walls painted by a number of artists that includes Lady Pink, Smith, Wise Two, Bile, Range, Change, Pose2, Binho, Ever, Jessie, Katie and St. Monci. More reports from Wall Therapy tomorrow you ask? Yes indeed. Check back then!
Street Art // Friday, July 26, 2013
On our second day in Rochester, NY for Wall Therapy, we got hold of a bike and hit the streets under the beaming summer sun (Making photographs extra difficult FYI). We made our rounds to some of the walls and in between witnessed a diverse city of culture and class, with plenty of waves of “Hello!” in between. We saw the immediate impact one of the pieces being painted by Baltimore-based artists, Jessie and Katey, had on the locals. There were friendly remarks of encouragement, inquisitive questions and friendly dialogue from passerbys. Since they began their mural, a group of young kids had been hovering around...
Street Art // Thursday, July 25, 2013
Juxtapoz has touched down in Rochester, NY for Wall Therapy and we are dashing around town trying to catch up with all the murals being created from over 30 artists. With our host and founder of the event, Dr. Ian Wilson, we made our first stop at the old abandoned train tunnels where we found two new highly patriotic pieces from the elusive artist Chris “Freedom” Pape, which is the rarest of treats considering we can’t even recall the last time we saw something new from him this decade (The famed Freedom Tunnels in New York were named after Freedom who created some of the first mural ever in there).
Street Art // Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tomorrow, Juxtapoz will be heading over to Rochester, New York to bring you exclusive coverage of what’s happening at the week long mural and arts festival known as Wall Therapy. Now in its third year, the South Wedge neighborhood is the primary focus for local and international artists to provide inspiration in the form of murals. With over 30 artists participating, we expect to see a diverse amount of work from artists such as Connor Harrington (Juxtapoz December 2012 cover artist), Lady Pink, Faith47, Daleast, Labrona, Freddy Sam, and many more. Stay posted on our exclusive coverage.