Graffiti legend Banksy joins us as we mourn the third anniversary of the Syria conflict by speaking up and reworking his famous ‘Girl with a Balloon’ stencil masterpiece. In the recreated piece, he depicts a young girl, just like the one before, but this time it’s a young Syrian refugee who has probably lost her family to bloodshed.
You know the saying, ‘when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade?’ For street artists, it goes something like, ‘when life gives you a condemned New York City apartment building, you make a secret illegal art show’. Surplus Candy was an illegal art show organized by the street artist Hanksy. Together with 43 artists, they […]
Every year we look forward to seeing the photos of the most beloved street art photos discovered by Street Art Utopia. Here is a selection of street art photos from around the world, each with different social messages and graphic styles.
Santiago is street artist ESTOY’s playground, and boy, does he play well. Just from looking at these pictures, we can’t help but be drawn in to his intricate and whimsical works that often contain tribal motifs too.
Nowadays, everyone calls the paintings and writings done in the streets generically ‘street art’ and no longer ‘graffiti’. But it´s time to go back to the roots and to take a closer look at the original graffiti style. The term was officially established during the 1980s and characterized artworks mostly done illegally and with spray-paint.
Banksy’s latest installation smells of resentment. He wrote an article for the New York Times about the new ‘One World Trade Center’ project being ugly. Actually, he called it “vanilla” and “something from Canada”. The article was supposed to be another installment in his daily ‘Better Out Than In’ graffiti series. But predictably, his article was rejected. And like a sulking kid, he went ahead and made a big stink about it with this mural instead. Go Banksy. His work never ceases to make me smile.
Charlene Weisler’s urban photography is inspired by the transience and impermanence of street art. Concentrating on the evolving nature of layered, decaying graffiti, Weisler’s art captures a timeline of competing efforts and messages eroded by weather and time. Notably, the photographs are “as-is” – as she finds them on the streets – and are not […]
It all started out when Aaron Koblin and Ben Tricklebank found a powerful RGB laser on Ebay for 600 bucks and decided to point it at the canyon walls outside LA. Unfortunately, the light show scared the whits out of an elderly man who happened to also be in the area (the middle of nowhere, to be precise). […]
Banksy sure has come a long way. Once considered an amateur vandal, his name is now so recognized internationally it has literally become a brand. His graffiti is worth quite a pretty penny these days. The latest buzz surrounding the masked man is his series Better Out Than In. Apparently his 21st instillation took place […]
Paris, Mexico City or São Paulo, it doesn’t really matter…the globetrotting French street artist Globepainter aka. Julien Seth Malland, has been everywhere. A big opportunity recently was his collaboration with Canal + for the documentary series Les Nouveux Explorateurs, which allowed him to travel the world while painting. Another wonderful detail of his art is […]
We are convinced that Herbert Baglione — who has a history of seeking out abandoned buildings so he can paint black beings oozing out of their walls — has found his perfect setting with this asylum in Parma, Italy. These paintings look so right at home in the creepy setting, we are pretty sure we […]
The Talking Walls of Buenos Aires is a collective art show curated by Buenos Aires-based Graffiti Mundo bringing together 21 leading Argentinean artists, such as Jaz, Poeta, Malatesta and Defi, who are invading The Fridge gallery in Washington DC with their beautiful work.
A while back, a friend of mine introduced me to the amazing work of Parisian graffiti god, Horfe (sometimes spelt Horfee). His work really is something different in the realms of both graffiti and fine art. It’s striking how much effort he puts into each piece: from quick throw ups to more elaborate work, everything is always a pleasure to look at.
Street Art Utopia compiled this collection of the best street art from April 2013. These were voted as the most beloved photos on their Facebook page, and we can see why. From vibrant and fun illustrations to witty social commentary, it’s amazing to see the diverse and creative examples of street art found in cities […]
Marat Morik and Andrew Aber, aka Morik and Aber, are two young street artists from Siberia. Despite the cold and the isolation, these two artists put all their energy into producing wonderful murals of half-realistic and graffiti-based elements, including typographics. Breaking apart and deconstructing the well-known, then reshaping it into something totally new, is their […]