Street Art // Tuesday, September 15, 2015
MOMO has been spending a lot of time in Philadelphia lately, where he is working with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program on two bold new murals as part of their Open Source exhibition. MOMO’s first Philly mural is already done, and MOMO starts on the second wall later this month, a 27-story canvas in the heart of the city. You may remember hearing about Open Source when a JR mural went up in Philadelphia earlier this yearas part of the same exhibition.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 09, 2015
On my many trips down to Atlanta, there is one recurring event that transpires with each visit: nail biting, stress provoking, near gridlock traffic anywhere and everywhere at rush hour. It seems unavoidable and is something I have come to anticipate. Thankfully, along with gasp-inducing car exhaust and brake dust clouding the windshield while waiting for the car in front to inch a few feet forward, I expect to spot Sever’s crispy bold lettering somewhere, on the ledge of a bridge, the back of a billboard, or some random wall where it has claimed the landscape ten years strong.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Klor and Scien of 123Klan have some of the sharpest can control in the game, so you should definitely spend the next two minutes mesmerized as you watch them create some fresh burners on the streets of Montreal for the 20th anniversary of the Pressure festival. Enjoy these smooth moves by the OG members of rap nation.
Street Art // Thursday, September 03, 2015
It's so good to be back. This is our fifth (maybe sixth, who's counting?) year at Nuart, and not only is this the festival's 15th year, but they have an outstanding line-up creating art around Stavanger, Norway with the topic of play and intervention at its heart. We just got into town, and the artists are all hard at work, so before the talks, the drinks, and the unveiling of all the tunnel installations, here is a look at some of the works in progress.
Illustration // Thursday, September 03, 2015
We've been big fans of Spanish artist Hyro's work for a while now and thought it was about time for a little update on the site. Here is a small collection of both her drawings and street work, which can be seen all over the world.
Street Art // Monday, August 31, 2015
Now through September 14, Brooklyn-based artists FAILE (who also have a exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum right now, what a summer for these dudes), have an interactive-installation in Times Square called "Wishing on You." As they said on their Instagram, the project is a "Spinning the 7ft tall, hand carved wooden wheel kinetically powers the neon lights in the ceiling of the sculpture. The entire structure is made of wood and carved wood a nice organic contrast in the midst of Times Square." Our contributor Joe Russo was their to document the whole thing!
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 28, 2015
Matthew Kaliner, a Harvard University lecturer uses the "drip method" that we all learned as kids on the beach to create otherworldly sculptures on the beach. In an interview with The Atlantic, Kaliner says that he is "motivated entirely by the sheer joy of playing on the beach, and making something out of what I can find that day." Although he enjoys watching the castles get swept away, Kaliner aims "to make make my castles more resilient to waves by using sticks, anchored by elaborate braces I dig underground," the sand architect explained. "Watching the castle rising above the waves is a real treat—and that's always when they look best.”
Street Art // Thursday, August 27, 2015
If you live in San Francisco or have visited here recently, it is likely that you traveled down Market Street and encountered a wonderful addition to the city's public art. Our friend and local bay area artist Lauren YS teamed up with Tatiana Suarez and Caratoes to paint a beautiful mural at Market and South Van Ness as part of Jansport's #LiveOutside campaign. We stopped by a couple of times to catch their progress, but for those of you that weren't able to or aren't able to see it in person, follow Jansport's video series document the 5-day process of painting a 55-foot wall!
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 24, 2015
For the new October, 2015 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine, Banksy contributed not only the cover story and interview, but a statement about Dismaland and his first foray into theme park management. We get firsthand insight into how the project came about, how the artists were chosen, and why the destination is so pertinent...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 13, 2015
Despite all life’s twists and turns, I have always been determined to realize it. My earlier proposals were either more abstract or ceremonial. Sky Ladder today is tender, and touches my heart deeply: it carries affection for my hometown, my relatives and my friends. In contrast to my other attempts, which set the ignition time at dusk, this time the ladder rose toward the morning sun, carrying hope. For me, this not only means a return but also the start of a new journey.