Blu is an Italian street artist of incredible skill and patience. This stop-action video of his ‘graffiti’ isn’t new, but it is impossibly cool and deserves to be viewed by all. This guy expresses more raw creativity in this piece than most studio artists get across in a lifetime. Watch with the volume up: the […]
Way back when we were wowed by MUTO, an animation done by artist Blu by painting on graffiti-covered walls in Buenos Aires and Baden, Switzerland. His latest, COMBO, a collaboration with David Ellis, is even more impressive, taking advantage of the features of an old courtyard space — pipes, gutters, windows — and even featuring […]
Rone is a notable street artist who has created many works of art on the streets of Melbourne. Recently, he spent five days in Berlin to create a mural, which he says is one of the largest he has ever attempted. The mural is on a five-story building and is a portrait of fashion model […]
Mummy and daddy told us to try and draw inside colouring book lines while growing up. Rowena Martinich’s parents must have been an exception. The Melbourne-based artist is an abstract expressionist with a difference, blurring Greenbergian formalism with edgy street art practices. She has a love affair with making her mark known in everyday public […]
Italian artist Blu just threw down an amazingly huge mural on an abandoned building in Rome. Keeping it simple with just black on white, Blu depicts the obvious and not so obvious evils that plague today’s global society.
Papergirl is a street art event which started in Berlin in 2006 and is happening this summer in many cities around the world. Papergirl invites anyone and everyone to show their art in a week long exhibition, after which volunteers will roll up the art and distribute them via bicycle to random people all over the city.
I’m really looking forward to seeing this. Steve McQueen, artist and filmmaker, will transform Vondelpark in Amsterdam by swapping out the white street light bulbs and replacing them with blue ones, transforming the ordinary into a work of art with the simplest of touches.
Mentalgassi is an amazing blog documenting street art in Spain. The art is blunt and showcases people in an unusual light. The Public Intimacy Series, for instance, shows a man doing mundane activities in public. There’s a bathroom set up in a photo booth, a living room set up on a subway platform, as well […]
My most recent video featuring footage on the streets and in the studio creating portraits with rust and chemicals. The video includes interviews with White Walls Gallery owner, Justin Giarla, as well as my friend and subject, the homeless street musician Blue.
I spent a good portion of high school sitting in Tower Records looking through graffiti magazines, and since then I’ve become an internet graffiti addict. I’ve seen a ton of letters and sometimes they all seem to blur together. When I first started seeing work by London’s Roid, I felt like I was seeing graffiti for the first time.
Many moons ago, when my hair was longer and my eyes were clearer, I was the editor of Australian pop culture magazine, Riot. For one issue, I commissioned an eight page illustration spread from a then little-known Italian artist named Blu. He, instead, created a series of distinctive drawings burnt into panels of wood. It […]
German photographer and video artist Mirko Martin has some great photos of car crashes, arrests, and street scenes taken in LA. They are very much imbued with the character of the city, blurring the distinction between Hollywood and reality.
Street artist Blu is back with a series of new videos highlighting his recent large scale wall art animations, including this one above: painted by Blu in Berlin during November 2008.
Not only is the scale of the things Italian street artist Blu is doing on the street, impressive — he does these huge pieces with just rollers with long extensions — even more amazing is how quickly he works. If you haven’t seen the stop motion animation he did, you should. It’s an animation on the walls of a street in which he’s painting, then buffing, then painting it again, with a succession of characters moving all around. It’s just insane how much work it takes to create these things. I don’t think anyone has ever done anything like it.