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.

Home Future Visions

Street Art // Sunday, July 22, 2012
This is a highly abstract and geometrical painting of the future by artist, Home. Do you see foresee the future this way or have you not indulged in enough hallucinogens to be on that level?

Erica il Cane mural in Girona, Spain

Street Art // Saturday, July 21, 2012
In roughly four days, Italian muralist, Erica il Cane, completed this massive alligator with flies for the Milestone Project in Girona, Spain.

Saner Mural for the Callegenera Festival

Street Art // Friday, July 20, 2012
Saner sent over some process and completed photos of a mural he painted in Monterrey, México for the Callegenera Festival. The murals concept was based around the current Mexico presidential elections. Corruption and transparency have been a major problem, as well as bribes and bought votes. Saner spoke about this particular mural, “The idea was to paint people into government service, at the end we are only a small part of the banquet.”

Video: Giant Inflatable RedBall Project UK

Street Art // Friday, July 20, 2012
Earlier this year, we reported on Kurt Perschke’s Red Ball Project that has toured as far as cities such as Taipei, Sydney, Aru Dhabi, and Barcelona. This summer, the project made its way to the UK for the first time, inflating the gigantic red ball in 20 different sites around the country. Filmmaker, Danny Cooke was on location to document the process and public reaction for each of the sites.  Check out this nicely shot and edited video put together by Cooke.

2 New Walls from Vhils in Vardø, Norway

Street Art // Friday, July 20, 2012
Vhils who chips and carves portraits into the façade of buildings is currently creating work along with many other artists for the Komafest Festival in Vardø, Norway.  The artist produced two portraits of local fisherman, one on an old wooden house and the other on stucco built building.

"Kapitalizm" by AEC of Interesni Kazki

Street Art // Friday, July 20, 2012
Participating in the Bloop Festival in Ibiza, Spain, AEC of Interesni Kazki painted this water drop microcosm mural. Rich in impressive detail, we can see five different and often controversial areas of capitalism in one drop.

¨Arbol de la vida" by Hyuro

Street Art // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Hyuro’s newest addition to the street is a piece entitled “Arbol de la vida” translated to “Tree of Life.”  This bizarre imagery shows a large group of women hanging from a leafless tree.  It was painted in Tepito, located in the Cuauhtemoc borough of Mexico City.

Steve Powers @ Komafest, Norway

Street Art // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Steve Powers newest addition to the urban landscape is in Vardø, Norway for Komafest. The public artist who is known for leaving witty punch lines and puns where ever he works has created this new piece with the words “Eternal Light and/or Eternal Night.”  The artist used the following phrase in reference to Vardø’s sun that does not set during this time of year.

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