Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 22, 2013
As part of the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, a performance art piece was conducting by a group of artists posing as researchers as they "found" a "beached" whale on the shores of the Thames in Greenwich. The group, Captain Boomer, promptly removed the hyperreal whale and placed it at The Royal Naval College at Cutty Sark through June 29.
Street Art // Saturday, June 22, 2013
Many months have passed since we last checked in on what Germany-based, minimalist artist, 1010, was up to. Not counting his large amount of exceptional design work, he has painted a number of abstract walls, some of abnormal creatures and others of simple compositions.
Street Art // Friday, June 21, 2013
Johannesburg-based multi-disciplinary artist, R1, uses found objects and cleverly reuses them in unintended ways to create engaging installations in the public. The bus stop piece is our favorite, reminds us of a car wash!
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 21, 2013
The duo of Lang-Baumann, aka Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann, have been creating large-scale public works for over 20 years, and a lot of the newer work is centered on literal paintings of the street. Paint to asphalt. Recently, in Rennes, France, the duo created what you see above, a gigantic stretch of city street transformed into a full public art installation that interacts with the surrounding city. Or distracts... in a good way.
Street Art // Thursday, June 20, 2013
This egg-like vessel located in an estuary of the River Beaulieu in the UK, is a self-sustaining, energy efficient workspace built in collaboration between PAD studio, the SPUd group and artist Stephen Turner. The workspaces intention is to be used as a laboratory to study the life of the tidal creek, as well as a collecting and collating centre with integral storage and display areas. Turner will work for a full year from this vessel with interestin exploring a more empathic relationship with nature, which reveals the precious and transcendent in everyday life.
Street Art // Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The following is a selection of various works painted by a street artist who goes by the alias, Alleg. While most of these pieces have reoccurring elements such as cars and figures, others are completely abstract using organic shapes.
Street Art // Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Escif has been highly productive in the streets lately, painting several new murals in Modena, Italy for the Icon 59 Festival and currently is in Montreal, Canada where he just finished the large image of a giant deadbolt for their local Mural Festival.
Street Art // Monday, June 17, 2013
On June 8, one million handcrafted bones constructed from clay, paper machete and other materials were placed in the National Mall in Washington D.C. in a visible protest against ongoing genocide and mass atrocities. Organized by The Art of Revolution, the bones were created by artists, educators, students and activists from around the globe and weighed in at a total of 130,000 pounds of bones!
Street Art // Sunday, June 16, 2013
The city of Montreal is going to see a significant amount of art popping up on walls around town as the first ever Mural Festival is currently underway. The event includes over 20 local and international artists goes through the weekend, with wall being painted predominantly in the Boulevard St-Laurent area. Roa has already spent a few days painting his wall and we can’t wait to see the finished product. Other artists that will be offering their mural services will be Escif, Pixel Pancho, Phlegm, Other, Labrona, Jason Botkin and many more.
Street Art // Saturday, June 15, 2013
Last week we reported on the many walls that Julien Seth or Seth Globepainter or just Seth, had painted around Paris, with his largest wall still in process. Now the artist has completed this large wall with a beautiful dreamlike piece of a girls sitting on an upside down rainbow umbrella that is resting on a number of other colorless umbrellas. Flying fish can be seen floating by in the background and a small lizard and bird are keeping her company.