Robert Proch

Street Art // Wednesday, December 14, 2011
  Poland-based artist, Robert Proch works in a variety of mediums including illustration, painting, street art, and animation.  Exceptionally talented at conveying movement in his work, his stylistic approach is refreshing and easy on the eyes.

The Bay Lights LED Project

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, there is an opinion that the Bay Bridge, extending from Oakland to SF, is an overlooked bridge in the area. Looking from the North shore of SF, the span is quite impressive. Artist Leo Villareal, in honor of the Bay Bridge's 75th Anniversary, wants to turn the venerable bridge into an LED installation. Video after the jump . . .

The Feel-o-Meter in Lindau, Germany

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 14, 2011
We have seen some great interactive, even public art installations over the past year, but the Smiley Face installation on a tower (Fühlometer: Feel-o-meter), created by Julius von Bismarck, Benjamin Maus, and Richard Wilhelmer is one of the best. Their Fühlometer is fueled by a digital camera on the ground, monitoring the moods of casual passerbys.

Bubblegum Alley in San Luis Obispo, California

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 13, 2011
As children, we were taught not to play with our gum, or throw it on the street for that matter. Somehow, in downtown San Luis Obispo, California, they have taken gum and turned it into an art project called Bubblegum Alley. We never knew the 70-foot wide, 15-foot high alley has been added to and and gum-related for nearly 70 years.

HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD Video Episode:5 with Saner and Sego

Street Art // Tuesday, December 06, 2011
In this Episode of Here Comes the Neighborhood, Mexican artists Saner and Sego collaborate on a mural for the Wynwood Walls in Miami Beach, FL.  Watch as they convey their thoughts on what we see with our eyes everyday, the power of public art and communication, and prioritizing what we find important in all our lives. Both their first times in the U.S., this video offers an insightful view to these two articulate artists.

Raymond Masson's The Illuminated Crowd in Montreal

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Last year, 2010, Raymond Masson created a public sculpture titled The Illuminated Crowd that was displayed in downtown Montreal. Sixty-five people of all ages, race, facial expressions and conditions are depicted on four platforms, made from stratified polyester resin with polyurethane paint.

The Illuminated Crowd

Street Art // Monday, December 05, 2011
Last year, 2010, Raymond Masson created a public sculpture titled The Illuminated Crowd that was displayed in downtown Montreal.  65 people of all ages, race, facial expressions and conditions are depicted on four platforms, made from stratified polyester resin with polyurethane paint.

NOKHUR CEMETERY

Street Art // Saturday, December 03, 2011
Based on superstitious beliefs, the isolated village of Nokhur places mountain goat horns on almost every grave in an attempt to fight off evil spirits and help the soul of the deceased ensure safe passage to heaven. The Nokhuris, the mountain tribe of the region, have always considered mountain goats sacred animals, admiring their strength and endurance.

CLOTHESPIN SCULPTURE

Street Art // Friday, December 02, 2011
Built for the Festival of the Five Seasons in Chaudfontaine Park, which lies on the outskirts of Liege, Belgium, a giant clothespin sculpture gives off the illusion to be holding on to a mound of dirt and grass.  Designed by Turkish artist Mehmet Ali Uysal, a professor of art at the Middle East Technical University, the giant sculpture is just one piece in a string of Uysal works that rely on flawless illusion.

Troll Wall Restaurant

Street Art // Friday, December 02, 2011
Located at the foot of the tallest vertical rock face in Europe, in Norway’s Romsdal Valley, Troll Wall Restaurant is a seasonal destination open between June and September.  Completed in April by Norwegian studio Reiulf Ramstad Architects, the structures floor is built solely from concrete and the interior walls that aren’t completely glass are made of plastered chipboard.

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