Wall Therapy Part 4

Street Art // Monday, July 29, 2013
During our time spent in Rochester, NY for Wall Therapy, the most notable aspect for us has been the genuine support, excitement and gratitude the local community has shown for this event. The city welcomes new public art with no political or bureaucratic stipulations. It’s that “Bring it on!” sort of vibe and it’s refreshing.

"LIBERTÉE" by Escif

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.

Wall Therapy 2013 - Part 3

Street Art // Saturday, July 27, 2013
As the clouds generously give cover from the glaring sun here in Rochester, NY, many artists finalize their walls, while some ambitiously attempt to squeeze in another before they depart. We began the day by walking some old dead train tracks where we caught up with ROA who was painting a baby chick on the side of two abandoned siloes. From there we set off across town to photograph walls painted by a number of artists that includes Lady Pink, Smith, Wise Two, Bile, Range, Change, Pose2, Binho, Ever, Jessie, Katie and St. Monci. More reports from Wall Therapy tomorrow you ask? Yes indeed. Check back then!

WALL THERAPY 2013 - PART 2

Street Art // Friday, July 26, 2013
On our second day in Rochester, NY for Wall Therapy, we got hold of a bike and hit the streets under the beaming summer sun (Making photographs extra difficult FYI). We made our rounds to some of the walls and in between witnessed a diverse city of culture and class, with plenty of waves of “Hello!” in between. We saw the immediate impact one of the pieces being painted by Baltimore-based artists, Jessie and Katey, had on the locals. There were friendly remarks of encouragement, inquisitive questions and friendly dialogue from passerbys. Since they began their mural, a group of young kids had been hovering around...

WALL THERAPY 2013 - Part 1

Street Art // Thursday, July 25, 2013
Juxtapoz has touched down in Rochester, NY for Wall Therapy and we are dashing around town trying to catch up with all the murals being created from over 30 artists. With our host and founder of the event, Dr. Ian Wilson, we made our first stop at the old abandoned train tunnels where we found two new highly patriotic pieces from the elusive artist Chris “Freedom” Pape, which is the rarest of treats considering we can’t even recall the last time we saw something new from him this decade (The famed Freedom Tunnels in New York were named after Freedom who created some of the first mural ever in there). 

Wall Therapy 2013

Street Art // Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tomorrow, Juxtapoz will be heading over to Rochester, New York to bring you exclusive coverage of what’s happening at the week long mural and arts festival known as Wall Therapy. Now in its third year, the South Wedge neighborhood is the primary focus for local and international artists to provide inspiration in the form of murals. With over 30 artists participating, we expect to see a diverse amount of work from artists such as Connor Harrington (Juxtapoz December 2012 cover artist), Lady Pink, Faith47, Daleast, Labrona, Freddy Sam, and many more. Stay posted on our exclusive coverage.

Vilks paints some new things...

Street Art // Wednesday, July 24, 2013
We don’t know much about the Parisian artist who goes by the name Vilks, other than they have a wild imagination when it comes to painting. The mysterious artist recently painted two trains and a wall in their comic book, things-are melting-and-distorting kind of way.

Fintan Magee x Knarf in Vienna, Austria

Street Art // Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Three of Fintan Magee’s characters help rebuild and shape an abstract Vienna as depicted by his collaborator Knarf. The two created this mural in the Donaukanal area, which essentially is the main water channel that runs through the city of Vienna.

Ericailcane x Bastardilla in Italy Part 2

Street Art // Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Last week, Ericailcane and Bastardilla combined efforts painting a large wall for the Icone5.9 Festival in Modeni, Italy. The two varying styles of each of these artists complement and blend well with each other, creating a very natural-looking collaboration. Their new mural shows Ericailcane’s menacing bunnies burning a car with the help of a matchbox held by Bastardilla’s bright orange-red character.

Phlegm @ Bloop Festival

Street Art // Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Is that a semi-futuristic version of the Tin Man with a variety of specimens in his head? For the Bloop Festival in Ibiza, Spain, Phlegm painted this large character in his typical monochromatic palette.

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