Street Art // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A billboard in Los Angeles that was “defaced” by the always-awesome art of Phil Frost was stolen last night and were we surprised? Not really. The fact that Frost is still out there putting in work on the streets is more amazing in our minds. The billboard promoting Samuel Bayer’s exhibition at Ace Gallery was not taken down when Frost painted it, most likely because they have good taste and respect for the artist. Samuel Bayer and Swing Media, the owners of the billboard, are offering a reward for the return of the work. If the thieves who stole it plant to keep it, better have a massive warehouse to properly display it.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
San Diego-based artist and designer Ariel Wilson worked with Oak Grove Center for Education in Murrieta, CA to create a less institutional environment that would foster creative growth providing a space for both team-building skills as well as individual personal development through activities ranging from sports to art making.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 11, 2013
There may be a few of you out there in the world who are getting on a plane for Austin, Texas this week for everything and anything to do with SXSW. For Juxtapoz, we were lucky enough to partner with Los Angeles-based fine artist, Sage Vaughn, and Converse, to collaborate on a special public art project on East 6th Street in Austin.
Street Art // Monday, March 11, 2013
Like something out of the movie Water World, a new project in Lagos, Nigeria aims to create floating buildings to be used as classrooms for children. The Makoko Floating School is currently under construction with the first generation of floating structures being designated solely as an educational center and the hope to create a variety of facilities to accomidate poor communities.
Street Art // Monday, March 11, 2013
In the past year, /A Word Of Art has been hosting several residencies with various artists from around the globe. Their newest resident who we have interviewed and posted about frequently, AEC of Interesni Kazki, has begun getting some work done in the street. He recently painted this mural of a person wearing a zebra suit in Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa.
Street Art // Sunday, March 10, 2013
“From a distance the mirrors shine brightly but the closer you get the less attractive they become because they reflect reality,” says Parisian artist, Kader Attia, speaking on the series “Holy Land”. The environment altering installations of mirrored tombstones have been displayed in two locations, one on the Canary Islands and the other in the countryside of Tucson. Attia’s Interest lies in the conflict of identity, specifically cultural backgrounds and ethnicity.
Street Art // Saturday, March 09, 2013
After six full days of painting in the sun, Los Angeles artists, Axis and Swank, completed this mural on the exterior of the Barracuda wall on Melrose in Los Angeles. Everything to the left of the kitten on top of the spray tip is Axis, with the rest on the right by Swank. Unfortunately, it was short lived as most of the art on this wall is and has already been painted over by someone else. Check out the attached video documenting the two painting the piece.
Street Art // Friday, March 08, 2013
This was one of DALeast’s contributions to POW WOW Hawaii this year, a giant bird in flight with small pieces breaking off.
Street Art // Thursday, March 07, 2013
Another inventive and playful illustration from Sheffield-based artist, Phlegm, whose new book should be released shortly with many drawing similar to this. More information on that soon.
Street Art // Wednesday, March 06, 2013
From here it looks like several naked women are poorly buffing out a swarm of silhouetted figures. This newest piece painted by Spanish artist, David De La Mano was completed in the Southern Capital city of Montevideo, Uruguay.