Juxtapoz @ Nuart 2012: The Final Installations

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 04, 2012
Another year, and another great leap forward for one of street arts now venerable festivals, Nuart. Held each year on the streets of Stavanger, Norway, with a roster of international artists creating public art in an idyllic west Norwegian town, this year also expanded the festival to not only include indoor installations, but a full academic focus on street art as a prevailing means of public art.

Juxtapoz @ Nuart: The Final Installation Rooms

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 04, 2012
Another year, and another great leap forward for one of street arts now venerable festivals, Nuart. Held each year on the streets of Stavanger, Norway, with a roster of international artists creating public art in an idyllic west Norwegian town, this year also expanded the festival to not only include indoor installations, but a full academic focus on street art as a prevailing means of public art.

New Mural by Alëxone in Switzerland

Street Art // Wednesday, October 03, 2012
French multidisciplinary artist, Alexone, spent three days painting the following energetic, slightly chaotic, brightly colored mural in Basel, Switzerland.

Olek's creates new piece while awaiting sentencing

Street Art // Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Polish-born New York-based crochet artist, Olek, recently completed this multi-paneled piece using the words “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” a quote once written in a famous letter by the prominent leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King. She made this particular piece in response to her legal troubles in London, where an unfortunate encounter with a drunken man had landed her in jail.

New Mural by Kislow

Street Art // Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Ukrainian muralist, Kislow, whose newer murals have been regularly involving sailor characters, has painted another pipe smoking seaman with a city atop of his hat.

The Gue(ho)st House

Street Art // Tuesday, October 02, 2012
This strange building looking similar to something out of a Dr. Seuss novel is the result of covering the structure in huge blocks of polystyrene with resin and adding a heavy coat of white paint on top. Used as a contemporary arts space, the idea for the building was created by French artists, Christophe Berdaguer and Marie Péjus.

Kofie x Nawer collaborative mural in London

Street Art // Tuesday, October 02, 2012
  Both in town to participate in the Futurism 2.0 exhibition held at Blackall Studios, Los Angeles-based draftsman, Kofie, and Polish artist, Nawer, collaborated on the following mural.

"October" by Escif

Street Art // Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Fall is here with winter on the horizon.  The umbrellas on the beach are taking a rest for a while. Escif wrote of this piece, “and again the leaves fell, leaving the dead trees. Silence returned to the woods ... again ... it's October again!”  Season specific art from the Spanish muralist.

God Hates People Who Hate People

Street Art // Tuesday, October 02, 2012
New York-based public artists, Trustocorp, are spot on with this bus bench advertisement. The collective has been altering and replacing advertisements for sometime, adding a little humor and wit into each piece. This piece in particular gave us chuckle.

Video: I ART JOBURG: FALKO

Street Art // Tuesday, October 02, 2012
We have plenty more photos to share from our trip to Johannesburg, South Africa for the I ART JOBURG project, but in the meantime, check out the inaugural installment of a series of videos documenting the project. Local South African artist, Falko, is the subject of the first video. Watch as he meets photographer Martha Cooper and explains a little of his own history involving graffiti and street art.  

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