Feature: Saber & Revok in Conversation

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 26, 2012
This Saturday, July 28, two legendary graffiti artists, REVOK and SABER, will open new body of works at Known Gallery in Los Angeles (Gilgamesh and Beautification, respectively). In our May 2012 Public Art Issue, we sat down with the two artists to have them discuss the current state of graffiti, their personal history with authorities, and how cities can best capitalize on the positive aspects of graffiti and street art. Here, we have reprinted the article in full.

Deuce 7 Character

Street Art // Thursday, July 26, 2012
If you spend any significant amount of time near trains and observe the markings, Deuce 7’s work is sure standout amongst all the scribbles. A few years back, he would draw these unique full figured characters like something out of Tim Burton movie. We don’t see to many of these anymore from him, but they pop up from time to time.

Reframe by Adam Scales, Pierre Berthelomeau, and Paul Van Den Berg

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 26, 2012
For the 2012 Festival of Lively Architecture (yes, that is a festival) architects Adam Scales, Pierre Berthelomeau, and Paul Van Den Berg created Reframe, a structure that gives the illusion of an 3-dimensional portal. From above, the structure appears to be a well-contstructed cube, but is when you walk around and experience the piece that the new dimensions begin to appear.

Conor Harrington in Vardø, Norway Continued...

Street Art // Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Last week we posted a mural that UK-based artist, Conor Harrington, had painted for Komafest Festival in Vardø, Norway.  This week brings us additional mural work from Harrington, showing two colonial swordsman fencing or dueling painted in the artists signature style and technique.

"Cod Is Great" by Steven Powers

Street Art // Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Steven Powers painted the phrase “Cod is Great” in close proximity to his other recent mural “Eternal Light and/or Eternal Night” in Vardø, Norway for Komafest. Both murals were painted on what looks to be docks for fisherman boats, which would explain the witty pun exchanging “Cod” for “God.”

Kofie in the Netherlands

Street Art // Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Last month, Los Angeles-based draftsman, Kofie, participated in the “Step in the Arena” event that was held in Eindhoven, Netherlands.  Curated by Chas of LoveLetters crew, over 250 local and international graffiti artists came through to display their talents. Kofie collaborated with various artists on a number of murals, painting his distinct geometrical lines and forms associated with his style, instantly recognizable.

Never2501 Truck in Paris

Street Art // Monday, July 23, 2012
Italian muralist, Never2501, did an outstanding job bringing life to this moving blank canvas in Paris, France. Painted in part of the ParisFreeWalls Project, the artist applied a multitude of curved lines to create his abstract characters, used minimal color and left a large area creating some complimentary negative space.

"LOS MERCADOS NOS DAN LA BIENVENIDA" by Escif

Street Art // Monday, July 23, 2012
Escif’s politically conscious and thought provoking street work continually makes a strong impression on us. Unlike the majority of artists creating work in the public for “fame” purposes, Escif attempts to bring awareness to many of the current political and social issues of Spain.  This newest piece is entitled “Los Mercados Nos Dan La Bienvenida” translated to “Markets Welcome Us.”

Lost Space: Public Art by Mike Hewson

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 23, 2012
Mike Hewson, a New Zealand based artist, created a fantastic public art installation on the sides of buildings in the town of Christchurch that had been destroyed in an earthquake in 2011. What makes the project so special is Hewson's use of 3D style and photoreal works that make the buildings appear as if they are alive and operating as they were before. 

The Banksy Olympics

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 23, 2012
With the London Olympics set to open on Friday, July 27, everyone is getting into the celebratory/satirical mood. Banksy was going to miss this opportunity to land a few punches and comical jabs at the increasingly corporate games, and he just produced two new street pieces to show his "support" of the Olympics.

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