Street Art // Thursday, September 11, 2014
Italian street artist MP5 added a little optical illusion with a street piece he completed in Abruzzo, Italy for the Visione Periferica Street Art Festival. The piece, titled Root of Evil, is quite eye-catching with the thick black and white composition. But it is the fact that it bleeds onto the sidewalk below that really creates an interesting illusion.
Street Art // Monday, September 08, 2014
Chinese-born, South Africa-based fine artist DALeast just opened his newest exhibition, "The Laten Photon," at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC this past weekend. Prior to opening the show, DALeast completed a mural in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a beautiful piece that stretches a few stories high and features a few of the artist's signature aestthetic touches.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 08, 2014
We learned a lot from this year's Nuart festival, and the many questions and conversations we had with artists and organziers alike, was that by the time the installations opened on Saturday to kick of the Nuart exhibition, it was clear that Europe has a group of street and conceptual artists making provocative and challenging works just at a time that the battle between street art and curated muralism has reached a critical mass.
Street Art // Friday, September 05, 2014
This year's Nuart Plus program, a series of lectures, talks, and academic debates (okay, the debate is in a pub, and the academics get thrown out the window a few drinks in) have kicked off as the murals, street interventions, and installations are in progress at Nuart in Stavanger, Norway. The spirit of this year's academic portion, and the spirit of Nuart in general in 2014, is the battle of unsanctioned street art versus the ongoing, curated mural festivals popping up around the world.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 05, 2014
We recently got sent the collection of final murals, completed this year at Forest for the Trees, a not-for-profit public mural project in Portland, Oregon. The mural project promotes public visual expression; collaboration; and community engagement with contemporary art and the creative process.
Graffiti // Thursday, September 04, 2014
Former Juxtapoz cover artist, Aryz is a back once again painting large-scale murals in several cities. The Spanish artist recently completed a portrait of a woman in Aalborg, Denmark, a portrait of a couple in Granollers, Catalunya and collaborated on wall in Barcelona a few months back.
Street Art // Thursday, September 04, 2014
We were trying to figure out the best way to kick off our coverage of Nuart 2014, as there has been a ton of progress in anticipation of the opening on September 6. Murals are getting finished, installations completed, but most importantly, we want to kick off by showing the epic 150m long supply ship that M-City painted... that has since been sent back out into the Norwegian seas.
Street Art // Thursday, August 28, 2014
July 2014 cover artist Shepard Fairey is on a bit of a world tour right now, doing murals like U2 does stadium shows. Last week, he finished a new mural at 161 Bowery on the Lower East Side in Manhattan, titled "We Own the Future." Shepard and his team got it done in 3 days, and our new NYC photographer, Joe Russo, captured the process.
Graffiti // Monday, August 25, 2014
Wrapping up our coverage from the fifth annual Living Walls Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, we bring you photos of the completed murals and more process shots. We got to see finished walls from Hense, Other, San, Borondo, Caroline Caldwell, Faith McClure, Ernest Zacharevic, John Tindel, Xuan Alyfe, Mac Stewart, and a collaboration between Moneyless and Christopher Derek Bruno.
Graffiti // Friday, August 22, 2014
Carnage NYC has released their newest title Banksy in New York by writer and photographer Ray Mock. The 120-page book documents the month-long project or “residency” as the elusive UK artist called it that took place in New York in October of 2013. Banksy in New York offers a first-hand account of his residency: the defacement and removal of his pieces, reactions from neighbors and building owners and interactions between Banksy’s fans and foes.