Giant new LA mural by art collective Cyrcle

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By Carlos Gonzalez in New Art on Thursday 27 September 2012

The Los Angeles art collective known as Cyrcle just finished their latest mural, which could possibly be one of LA’s biggest murals. Standing at 11k square feet, the project titled Magic Is Real sits on the streets of Echo Park and it’s a precursor for their second solo show taking place in mid-November. The mural took about a month to complete and it combines Cyrcle’s clean aesthetic with references to the ouroboros, microscopic organisms, and even a nod to the infinity sign which the group have utilized in previous work. So if you happen to be around the Los Angeles area, check out this mural, and in the meantime, take a look at the photos shot by theonepointeight.

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Swiss mural confronts public with ethics of arms exports

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By Ganzeer in New Art on Wednesday 12 September 2012

Created in the courtyard of the Keserne Basel, a former miltary base, this mural demanded audience participation by asking volunteers to lay “dead” on the asphalt and let their silhouettes be illustrated for the completion of the mural.

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Drastic Park: a mural collaboration between Tes One and Bask

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By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Tuesday 15 May 2012

Drastic Park, the latest mural collaboration from Tes One and Bask, drills deep in contrast. The new work is part of an initiative to bring more public art to the Warehouse Arts District of St. Petersburg, Florida. To see the complete mural, visit their website.

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Panos Sklavenitis’ No Signal mural in Athens

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By Kyveli Lignou Tsamantani in New Art on Saturday 26 November 2011

The mural No Signal at Kriezotou street in the center of Athens, just a few blocks from the Greek Parliament, is a work by local artist Panos Sklavenitis. Of this street art, he says: ‘The sign No Signal interests me for a number of reasons. It declares and cancels at the same time the lack […]

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Water tank transformed into 360° kinetic art

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By Kate Farrall in New Art on Saturday 12 November 2011

Sofia Lacin and Hennessy Christophel recently completed Same Sun, the hand-painted, abstract mural and kinetic shadow installation on a five-story, 14,000-sf water tank in California. One third of the five month project was hand-held brushwork, done solely by the two artists. The artwork has a unique kinetic element whereby the installation interacts with the sun through shadows that move across the tank and complete the phrase, The Sun Shines Upon Us All, creating an interesting connection between time and place.

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Mainstreamers: Russian street artists

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By Evgenia Barinova in New Art on Wednesday 16 March 2011

Mainstreamers are two guys, Luka and Nootk, based in Moscow, Russia. They started out in 2007 doing graffiti, moved onto decorating murals, and are now involved in all sorts of creative activities. Mainstreamers follow one common path of creating characters out of objects and letters. Their colour pallets are always precisely chosen and work well with […]

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Baptiste Debombourg

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Saturday 20 February 2010

French installation artist Baptiste Debombourg made this mural of Icarus using 35,000 staples as a comment on American power.

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