Street Art // Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Assisting the Moscow government in some positive propaganda, Escif painted this giant saluting hand for an event humorously titled “The best city on the earth.” After the initial sketch was denied, the Spanish artist went with what he calls a “friendlier idea,” which was then approved by a panel. Apparently, the wall is located in close proximity to a famous bathhouse where many of the wealthy elite go to relax and as Escif puts it, “share some vodka and caviar with friends.”
Street Art // Thursday, October 24, 2013
We were just wondering where Escif has been and why we had not seen any new work from him popping up. His website was updated yesterday with some thoughts that we found interesting and felt inclined to share them here with you. "After a few months meditation, we start again with some changes in blog, structure and mind. Time goes fast and everything´s changing all around. Street is a nice place to play, but we are not totally agree on how the game´s coming, so lets try to push it with different rules."
Street Art // Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Juxtapoz favorite Escif continues his simplistic and thoughtful image application in the streets, this time in the city of Barcelona. The artist painted to very different pieces, both equally engaging. One shows the image of a painter covering a 50% on an easel entitled “Special Offer,” while the other is the image of a secret staircase made to look as if it is being propped open with a stick, accompanied with the words “Underground.”
Street Art // Monday, July 29, 2013
Three cans with labels that read “Liberté,” “Egalité” and “Fraternite” were painted in Montreal, Canada, by the thought-provoking street artist, Escif.
Street Art // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Escif has been hard at work creating multiple murals in Horsens, Denmark for the Public Art Event. The artist created three notablydifferent pieces with varying concepts. Cleverly, one of the murals Escif painted was a mirror of the business facade directly to the right of it entitled “Buruck Pizza.” In another, the artist painted his characters performing self-defense techniques on a huge building which was named “How to Survive Horsens.”
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Yesterday, we showed you the works of Brad Downey and Sam3 for the street festival Public Art Horsens in Denmark. Today, our friend Henrik Haven sent us shots of Escif and Pøbel and what they have done around town. Escif kept it simple with this horseman, but Pøbel had a bunch of fun with murals and a few conceptual pieces. He created a lot noise in a few of the pieces, but as you get these, there is no sound. Hence the sign pieces being called "Mute."
Street Art // Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Escif has been highly productive in the streets lately, painting several new murals in Modena, Italy for the Icon 59 Festival and currently is in Montreal, Canada where he just finished the large image of a giant deadbolt for their local Mural Festival.
Street Art // Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Escif recently painted this cassette tape with the words “Hoy es el Futuro,” which translates in English to “Today is the Future” in his hometown of Valencia, Spain.
Street Art // Monday, June 03, 2013
Escif recently painted this mouth of an animal on the exterior of the Gaeta Soccer Stadium in Gaeta, Italy.
Street Art // Monday, May 20, 2013
The windowless side façade of this building in Villareal, Spain is an unusual canvas for Escif’s larger than normal and newest mural. Entitled “The Enlightened Vandalism,” the thoughtfully composed piece depicts a the same character in a ski mask participating in various acts like bolt cutting, shooting a sling-shot, holding a spray can, kicking, and holding their arms in the air on their knees as if being arrested.