Street Art // Monday, March 30, 2015
We’ve always enjoyed the work of HOTxTEA, a street artist who ditched spray cans for yarn who now creates beautiful images, often using color gradients mixed with his simple, graphic installations. The use of yarn is inspired by his grandmother, who taught him to knit.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 23, 2015
Only the mighty Olek could create a breathtaking, back-breaking installation the size of a house and still look gorgeous and powerful during every second of the process. Always representing her work from head to toe, her art is truly an extension of her being, in both concept and aesthetics. We were lucky to catch up with her last year for our February 2014 issue, and have watched with awe since then as she travels the world, creating socially-conscious, spectacular visions of cultures woven together and inextricably linked, just like every stitch in her massive, color-saturated public artworks.
Street Art // Friday, March 20, 2015
With each billboard altered by Parisian artist, Ox, the surrounding environment is taken in to account and visually played with, sometimes creating a sort of optical illusion. The styles range drastically, but each one appears very well thought out and executed.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 19, 2015
Phlegm recently painted a new wall in East London and appears to be work on a new postcard-sized book of hand-colored etchings, each drawn in miniature under a magnifying class on a copper plate only 11cm wide!
Street Art // Monday, March 09, 2015
Internationaly renwoned Danish photographer Søren Solkær is set to launch a worldwide exhibition and book project. Solkær has travelled the globe for three years in search of the most significant figures in street art and graffiti. SURFACE features portraits of many of the most prominent figures on the contemporary scene as well as the pioneering icons.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 09, 2015
A Buenos Aires artist, Raul Lemesoff, fashioned an old Ford Falcon to look like a tank. In the place of armor and ammunition, the tank's exterior is covered in shelves which are stocked with 900 books. He has dubbed the mobile library as the "weapon of mass instruction." As he drove the bookmobile across Argentina, distributing books, Lemesoff said that the tank can generate as much social good as "a structure that has the ability of transporting books, giving away, collecting books, making a mess of people's heads."
Graffiti // Saturday, March 07, 2015
"My goal in graffiti has been simple. To carry on tradition and do justice to the style of the writers that inspire me" says Begr who's new video put together by Cukui follows him around Detroit as he sprays his name using many different styles.
Street Art // Tuesday, March 03, 2015
JR is currently installing wheatpastes and shooting a film in Ellis island's historic south side buildings as part of an upcoming exhibition "Unframed — Ellis Island" that will be part of the new public tours to be conducted by Save Ellis Island. The artist is preparing life size historic photographs of Ellis Island immigrants that will be pasted on 16 or more selected interior walls on the south side of Ellis Island. The artist’s intent is to evoke a sense of time and place and give context to the human lives that were touched by their time at Ellis Island.
Street Art // Thursday, February 26, 2015
Produced by Ben Mor, this surreal short 2-minute film on Os Gemeos transmits the essence of the twin's world in as playful a vision as their work itself is.
Street Art // Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Banksy has just updated his website with new work in Gaza and a video ending in a poignant message "If we wash our hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless we side with the powerful—we don't remain neutral."