Escif: Vive la Resistance!

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 08, 2011
One of our favorite artists of the year, and the cover of our February 2011 issue, Escif, just finished a project in Niort, France that led him to a mysterious spot shrouded in World War II history. The spot has one remaining bunker from WWII, where the Nazis and the Allied Forces fought one of the last battles of Nazi resistance to the advancing army. And Escif added some new color to the location.

Escif in Niort, France

Street Art // Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Spanish street artist, Escif was invited to Niort, France to participate in the first edition of the festival “Le 4eme Mur.”  He created the following two murals on what appears to be some rather aged walls.  We enjoy seeing artists incorporate or leave significant portions of existing walls unpainted, adding more depth to the work.

"Breaking the Noise with Silence": Escif in France

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 17, 2011
After his time in Norway for Nuart, Spanish artist Escif headed to Niort, France for the Le 4eme MUR festival. Escif painted this wall, what he called Breaking the Noise with Silence, and had Eric Surmont create a video to accompany the piece. Watch the video after the jump . . .

Rise And Fall Video

Street Art // Monday, October 03, 2011
The following is an intriguing, visually minimal video from one of our favorite artists, Escif.  His work, often subtle in presentation, contains progressive concepts or references setting him apart in the world of street art.

Juxtapoz @ Nuart: Day 3

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 29, 2011
As we learn to love Stavanger, Norway and Nuart more and more, Day 3 saw many of the artists move from indoors to outdoors. Herbert Baglione, David Choe, DVS-1, and Herakut were finishing indoor walls, and Escif, Hyuro, Lucy McLauchlan, Phlegm, and Tellas were all working on city walls. And, Juxtapoz went on a fjord cruise.... 

Juxtapoz @ Nuart: Day 2

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Day 2 at Nuart was again a bit more set-up and preparation of the artist's rooms in advance of everyone getting out onto the streets of Stavanger for murals. Herakut, DVS-1, and Vhils starting working today, and Dan Witz, Herbert Baglione, David Choe, Tellas, Hyuro, and Escif began wrapping up their areas.

Juxtapoz @ Nuart: Day 1

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 27, 2011
  Juxtapoz, and a few artists themselves, arrived at Nuart in Stavanger, Norway today, setting off a dash of art being created both in a special installation and around the town. We caught up with Dan Witz, Phlegm, Herbert Baglione, David Choe, Escif, Hyuro, and the Nuart organizers.

Escif Kicks off Nuart 2011

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 27, 2011
We just got into Stavanger, Norway for the 2011 Nuart Festival, and Escif has kicked off the year with the first paintings to go up around town. It is getting us excited to get out of our hotel room and check out what is going on. In fact, that is what we are going to do.

Juxtapoz @ Nuart: _____capitalism? Video

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 26, 2011
We are currently on route to Stavanger, Norway for the 2011 Nuart Festival, so we wanted to preview our excursion with the video Nuart created for their _____capitalism? project done this summer. Escif, M-City, EINE, DOLK and Hyuro all participated, and headed to the NHH Norwegian School of Economics to paint and discuss capitalism.

Juxtapoz @ Fame Festival: Day #3

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 25, 2011
Last night, Grottaglie took on a whole new level energy as Fame Festival was officially opened to the public with the opening in the ceramics district. Most importantly, maps were handed out, and the city was crowded with street art enthusiasts walking and driving around the city to see the new additions to the public landscape this past summer.

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