Video: "Mid City Thinking" by Askew, Ryze, and Deus

Street Art // Thursday, November 01, 2012
Askew alongside Deus and Ryze took on the awkward canvas of painting a mural on a staircase for the Auckland Art Week 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand.  Their collaborative piece entitled “Mid City Thinking” is a portrait of a woman with a number of effects and designs in her hair, along with some decrative additions to the rest of the stairs.

"Algorithms" by Escif

Street Art // Thursday, November 01, 2012
With each new street piece, Spanish muralist, Escif conceptualizes a theme varying from the most obvious to the abstract. This new wall painted in the artist’s hometown of Valencia, Spain, displays 7 emotions each accompanied by an image. They are enjoying, entertaining, distracted, bored, overwhelmed, stressed, and angry, distracted being a favorite based on the head up the butt, well played.

Phlegm in Oslo, Norway

Street Art // Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The ARD*POP-UP 2012 has been underway in Oslo, Norway where multiple international artists are painting murals around the city. Phlegm came though and painted an eye-catching piece of a massive crocodile having his teeth extracted by the artist’s signature characters. Apparently the weather was harsh and Phlegm learned to paint with ski gloves. Didn’t seem to hinder his ability to produce something fantastic.

3 New Walls from Jade in Peru

Street Art // Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Peruvian muralist, Jade, has been busy decorating the streets of Lima with a series of new murals in the last week. Looking good as usual.

New Mural from The Weird in Berlin

Street Art // Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Comprising of an assortment of artists working in a range of mediums, The Weird, has been creating some entertaining murals over the last few years. Collective members Low Bros, Dxtr, Vidam, Look, and Hrvb collaborated on the following wall in Berlin using plenty of purple, complimenting with the walls original color nicely.

Ericailcane in Niort, France

Street Art // Monday, October 29, 2012
Ericailcane’s stylized storybook illustrations of animals in humanlike situations remain a favorite on ours. His work at first appears childlike, but contains adult issues and context. This new piece containing ducks and oil cans was painted for the 4eme Mur Festival in Niort, France.

New Hyuro Mural in Valencia, Spain

Street Art // Monday, October 29, 2012
Hyuros’s street work often attempts to comment on and challenge current cultural topics, with animals being prominent figures in her ideas. The artist’s newest piece in Valencia, Spain shows two dead deer encircled by set lights.

There's no train like your first train

Street Art // Monday, October 29, 2012
Train murals showing engines highballing down the tracks have been painted for decades by railroaders and enthusiasts alike, an image that never gets old in our opinion. This mural in particular is uniquely different from the standard type you may find with its mountains of railroad spikes. It was painted by Imminent Disaster, Larry Lorca, and Mania in Richmond, Va.

VHILS IN RIO DE JANEIRO PART 2

Street Art // Friday, October 26, 2012
Creating stunning imagery from old, dusted, and dilapidated walls by chipping away at the surface, Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, continues to carve out his own medium in the streets. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil has been the artist’s recent canvas where he created two new pieces from the local weathered buildings exterior.

"You've Changed" Mural by Jesse Harris

Street Art // Friday, October 26, 2012
Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist, Jesse Harris, who was recently included in a group show entitled “Permanent Demand” at Cooper Cole gallery, has completed a new mural in the West Queen Street Neighborhood of Toronto.  “You’ve Changed” is meant to comment on local gentrification of West Queen Street and to support a positive message to patients visiting the adjacent Centre from Addiction and Mental Health.