Street Art // Monday, October 27, 2014
On Tuesday, October 14th in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, Juxtapoz took in the opening night preview of WAT-AAH!’s Taking Back the Streets campaign. WAT-AAH!’s Taking Back The Streets is a national traveling art initiative that connects today’s leading street artists with the brand’s mission to fight childhood obesity and promote healthy hydration among kids and teens, and the campaign returned to NYC this past week to showcase new artists who are now part of the project, including Jef Aerosol, Indie 184, Robert Janz, Cope2, iHeartStencils, and Stinkfish amongst others.
Street Art // Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Banksy has dropped a few new pieces over the past weeks, and we really like this "Girl with a Pierced Eardrum" work that was put up in Bristol, England found near the city's harbor. The piece is obviously an ode and update to the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, which if you remember was the subject of a Scarlett Johansson-starring movie. We just wanted Banksy and Scarlett in the same post, and we achieved our goal.
Street Art // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
MOMO has been one of our favorite muralists in recent years, and we love the abstraction he has brought into the gallery and out onto walls. He just opened a new body of work, "There Are No Wheels in Nature," at Winterlong Galerie in Niort, France. For the show, MOMO created canvases, drawings, did a mural, an installation, a video, and a zine. Take a look at how the mural and installation shots came out...
Street Art // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Juxtapoz has always stood by noble causes, and we especially support great causes for which art is being utilized to encourage change. Over the years we have published special political-themed issues and are proud to have created numerous art auctions for charities, the most recent being for a clean water initiative in the Philippines. Today, we are excited to see the announcement by WAT-AAH!, the first functional bottled water for kids and teens, for the continuation of its groundbreaking art initiative, WAT-AAH!’s Taking Back the Streets (TBTS). The initiative, which encourages kids to drink more water through street art, will return to New York City October 14th-15th at ArtBeam Gallery in Chelsea.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 02, 2014
Ahead of his show with Lazarides in London on October 10, and are perfectly timed feature in our new issue of Juxtapoz (November 2014 issue to be exact, on newsstand Oct 10), we visited LUDO in his studio in Paris to get the scoop on his new body of work, "Chaos Theory." As you will read in the upcoming feature, LUDO is into hybrids, mixing technology and nature into his artwork and street works.
Street Art // Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Earlier this past Summer, we told you about Herbert Baglione's 1000 Shadows Project with Winterlong Galerie in Niort, France. Winterlong organized severals installations in historic French locations in la Rochelle, Niort (where the gallery is located) and in small French villages, and Herbert's stunning site-specific installations and works are some of favorites we have ever seen from the Brazilian artist. Here is a look at some of the works he completed...
Street Art // Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Eduardo Kobra has long been on the Juxtapoz radar, not only because he creates some of the more massive and intricate murals being done in the world today, but because he does them with super techni-color explosions. His multi-storied mural on skyscraper in Sao Paulo back in 2013 created a huge buzz in the street art community, and Kobra has continued to make great works since. This week, as part of the Perrier Street Art campaign and launch of new bottle and can designs by Kobra, Jon One, and Sasu, we sat down with Kobra to discuss his process, history, and how to paint big.
Graffiti // Monday, September 22, 2014
Don’t you love it when an artist decides to hold nothing back and speak the truth about a particular scene? Spanish painter, muralist and cover artist of our January 2013 issue, Aryz does exactly that in this new video. The talented young artist offers a sincere perspective on the current muralist/street art circuit and outdoor Vs. indoor art practice.
Street Art // Friday, September 19, 2014
We just got some shots from our friend Henrik Haven of ARYZ (January 2013 cover artist) working on a mural for the Vilnius Street Art Festival in Lithuania. From the festival, "Aryz has incorporated Lithuanian words “Kaip Ne Žmogus”, meaning, 'not like human' into his mural. The phrase was written by the local graffiti artist on the wall before it was buffed by the council few years ago. Beautiful reference completing the concept of the mural as well as earning him a wide respect in Vilnius graffiti scene."
Street Art // Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Shepard Fairey continues his crossing the world creating murals campaign, this past week being in Berlin created a wall with Urban Nation's "One Wall" Project. Our friend Henrik Haven was in Berlin, and took a few shots of the progress and completed mural...