Street Art // Thursday, June 25, 2015
The 5th show on Søren Solkær's SURFACE world tour opened Friday, June 12 at Øksnehallen in central Copenhagen. This exhibition covers a 3.500 square meter area and features 122 portraits in large formats. The portraits will be hung in a network of "streets" - resembling walls of an imaginary city. In the week leading up to the opening, six international and highly esteemed artists were invited to create large-scale murals in the streets of Copenhagen. The artist are: Conor Harrington (UK), ROA (Belgium), Borondo (Spain), DALeast (China), Maya Hayuk (US) and HuskMitNavn (DK). They all produced murals in the Vesterbro area of Copenhagen, that is also the home of the exhibition venue.
Street Art // Thursday, June 18, 2015
With abundance of large than life murals and street art festivals all over the globe, it's always a pleasure finding little treasures that bring the beauty back to street art. Spanish artist Pejac is one of those artists who works with a small brush and a cup of paint, and creates work that capture attention and often become viral.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 11, 2015
This is pretty awesome. Xavier Veilhan created this amazing sculpture, "The Skater," that now resides at as a permanent installation at AmorePacific, Osan, South Korea. The sculpture is made of aluminum and polyurethane paint, and stands at around 20-feet tall. Thank you to Sandra Gering for the information.
Street Art // Friday, June 05, 2015
We are all products of the chaos that surrounds us,” says Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto – aka Vhils – in André Santos’s film, which documents the indigenous village of Araçaí, Brazil, where 90 Guaraní people were moved by the government at the turn of this century, displacing them from their ancestral lands. Immortalizing these forgotten people, Farto carves their portraits onto buildings and the doors of their homes – mixing indigenous and new techniques – giving them the voice and dignity they have been denied.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 21, 2015
Argentine artist Tomas Saraceno has never failed to impress us over the years with his imaginative and well-executed public and interactive art installations. He doesn't just dream of floating cities and buildings, he actually attempts to create them. The man is not short of ideas, and this experimental solar dome from 2012 titled "Poetic Cosmos of the Breath" is still one of our favorites.
Street Art // Friday, May 08, 2015
This past December, we were in Vancouver and remembered an amazing public art piece on industrial silos by Os Gemeos and found that to be a great idea. Today, we ran into these amazing silos in Western Australia painted by HENSE. DesignBoom has a great series of process shots, and HENSE's work on CBH Group's silos is pretty damn great.
Street Art // Friday, May 08, 2015
Mexican artist Curiot finished a mural in Perth, Australia. The artist was invited by PUBLIC Art Festival and the murals features some local fauna and a monochromatic palett. It's good to see how Curiot didn't used his typical style, looking for new ways to connect with the people.
Street Art // Tuesday, May 05, 2015
San Diego’s Celeste Byers and New Zealand’s Aaron Glasson have joined forces once again to create a psychotropic mural in Tijuana on the Mexico/USA border as a part of their project “Dimensiones”.
Street Art // Saturday, April 25, 2015
French street artist and all around art megastar JR has his film, Les Bosquets, is showing at the Tribeca Film Festival all week, and in the meantime, the NY Times created a timelapse of JR's new street mural near the Flatiron Building in Manhattan. The short timelapse was shot in conjunction with the Walking New York issue of The New York Times Magazine.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 06, 2015
Early this morning a group of artists installed a massive bust of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Brooklyn's Fort Green Park. A trio of artists and their helpers hauled the 100-pund sculpture and attached it to a section of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, a memorial to Revolutionary War Soldiers.