Blu in Ordes, Spain

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
We can only assume that Italian muralist, Blu, is a healthy man with a good juicer. For the DesordesCreativas festival in Ordes, Spain, Blu painted this odd to healthy eating and vegetarian lifestyle. Thousands of veggies and fruits, all getting ready, excited, to jump into the blender of life. A good smoothie is born. 

The Works of REMED

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
Featured in our August 2012 issue is French-born, Spain based fine artist and muralist REMED. What first attracted us to REMED? Simple; his use of color to create simple, flowing characters reminded us of the great abstract artist that came before him. But this application to the street works have brought international attention to REMED, and we think this is as good as time as any to showcase a range of the artist's work.

The Ring by Arnaud Lapierre

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
Versailles has their Hall of Mirrors, and Arnaud Lapierre and the Place Vendôme in Paris, France has their Ring of Mirrors. The various reflections, the viewers placement with in the sculpture, and the construction of The Ring make for a breathtaking experience. This dynamic installation changes the relationships between individuals and the space they are going through.

Pixel Pancho in Warsaw, Poland

Street Art // Friday, July 27, 2012
Participating in the Street Art Doping Festival, Pixel Pancho spent 3 days painting this large-scale mural with a robotic hunting scene taking place.

2012 End Of The World" by Zed1

Street Art // Friday, July 27, 2012
Zed1 recently completed this impressive wall in Baronissi, Italy consisting of two abnormally shaped characters. The artist titled the mural “2012 End of the World” setting an ill-fated mood for the piece.

"Big Kastenmann” by Erwin Wurm at the Standard Hotel

Street Art // Friday, July 27, 2012
Austrian artist, Erwin Wurm, has taken over the outdoor plaza of the Standard Hotel in New York with am 18-foot, 1.6-ton sculpture of a headless box man. The artist’s new sculpture titled “Big Kastenmann” now occupies the space where KAWS' sculpture “Companion Passing Through” once stood last summer.  A giant crane needed to install the large piece and the following video documents the installation process.

"London Booster" by David Cerny

Street Art // Friday, July 27, 2012
Double Decker buses doing push-ups? Didn’t see that one coming. For the London’s 2012 Olympics, artist David Cerny recreated London’s iconic double decker bus with gigantic mechanical arms capable of push-ups. Assembled in Prague, the piece is now at the Czech House and knocking out sets of 10. Watch the video to see what we are talking about.

Umbrella Installation in Águeda, Portugal

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
Perhaps the filter on these photos by Patrícia Almeida make these even more eye-catching, but we are showing you this because we think its a great idea for a public art project. In the town of Águeda, Portugal, colorful umbrellas are hung over promenades, giving your walk an interesting hue and something quite lovely to gaze up at.

2 New Escif Walls

Street Art // Thursday, July 26, 2012
Escif has been lurking the streets of Italy where he has created two new pieces, one in Naples and the other in Gaeta. The first piece is titled “Before / After” and the other “I Will Be Back Soon.”

Fauxreel's Sandwich Board Installations

Street Art // Thursday, July 26, 2012
Dan Bergeron, aka Fauxreel, made a series of site-specific temporary sculptural installations utilizing the ubiquitous condo sandwich board advertisements found on street corners throughout the city of Toronto. “These works, installed along Parliament Street between St. Jamestown and Regent Park, playfully nod to the current state of affairs in Toronto's overheated condo and housing market, reference the plywood material that the sandwich boards are comprised of through the design and execution of the works, and also mash and rehash the existing ads to comment on the role of advertising in public space.”

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