Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 09, 2015
On my many trips down to Atlanta, there is one recurring event that transpires with each visit: nail biting, stress provoking, near gridlock traffic anywhere and everywhere at rush hour. It seems unavoidable and is something I have come to anticipate. Thankfully, along with gasp-inducing car exhaust and brake dust clouding the windshield while waiting for the car in front to inch a few feet forward, I expect to spot Sever’s crispy bold lettering somewhere, on the ledge of a bridge, the back of a billboard, or some random wall where it has claimed the landscape ten years strong.
Street Art // Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Italian artist Agostino Iacurci and All City Canvas teamed up in Atlanta for a three-day workshop for the children of Camp Best Friends summer program at the Center of Hope. The children created "imaginary portraits" that were later put together to compose a large collective piece that was revealed to their families during a celebratory BBQ at the Center.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 06, 2015
Working with knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Atlanta-based artist Brian Dettmer carves one page of a book at a time, exposing each layer while cutting around ideas and images of interest. Nothing inside the books is relocated or implanted, only removed. The image and ideas that he reveals are used to expose alternate histories and memories.
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 15, 2014
Continuing our coverage from the fifth annual Living Walls Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, we catch up on a number of artist’s working on their murals, with some ambitious participants taking on a second wall. Over the last few days many of the artists have been working directly in the stifling sun with no shade, but each have found ways to combat the heat (Most successfully being Fintan Magee regularly running through playground sprinklers!).
Graffiti // Tuesday, August 12, 2014
On our first day in Atlanta for the Living Walls Conference we did what we always do, hit the streets to see what all the artists are working on. We started by riding a bike around to check everything out, but quickly abandoned the sweltering humidity combined with a whole lot of sweat and jumped at the opportunity to ride in a nice air-conditioned automobile to scope everything (Thanks Ben!).
Graffiti // Monday, August 11, 2014
Hello again Atlanta aka Hotlanta aka A-Town aka ATL! Juxtapoz has once again made its way down south to cover the 5th annual Living Walls Conference and all the events surrounding it. Over the next couple of days, we will be bringing you exclusive coverage of murals being painted by local and international artists, as well as the various other activities involved such as music, lectures, gallery exhibits, bike tours and more!
Graffiti // Monday, January 27, 2014
Atlanta-based artist, Sever, has updated his site with some clever and controversial new work created outside. Sheep SWAG train gave us a good laugh.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 11, 2013
With an already established career in animation, we are really into these wood collage pieces by Atlanta-based artist Drew Tyndell. Taking wood pieces, painting them with various structural and abstract geometric patterns, and then collage the wood pieces together, Tyndell takes his skill as animator and applies it to handmade, physical art. He is currently showing at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in the group show, Co/exist.
Street Art // Tuesday, August 20, 2013
As we reflect on the eventful week spent in Atlanta for the fourth edition of Living Walls, exhaustion kicks in. On our final two days we were able to see all the walls come to completion, which included the finishing of 3ttman, Nanook, Trek Mathews, and Roti’s walls. We attended a lecture series that took place on the 27th floor at the top of W Hotel that featured speakers and an artist panel all centered around urbanism and the use of public space. On the final day the main focus quickly shifted to getting the closing party ready that was to be held at the Goat Farm...