Street artist travels the globe and gets creative with his gigantic rainbow murals

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 28 March 2015

Some street art is so abstract you can’t understand it. Other street art can be too high brow to get (no, seriously). But there’s one street artist who makes a point of colouring the streets with murals everyone will understand… and love. And his name is Seth Globepainter.

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Mixed media art by CANTSTOPGOODBOY

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By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Friday 19 July 2013

LA native CANTSTOPGOODBOY is a self-taught, upcoming artist who already has Sony, TOMS Shoes, Absolute Vodka and Coachella client bragging rights under his belt. Big on implementing mixed media techniques, his style abounds with brightly coloured pop culture imagery and vintage comics that evoke positivity. Catch sixteen original paintings, some small installations and an exclusive mural at his ‘C.S.G.B’ exhibit at Hollywood’s PROJECT Gallery. The show kicked off yesterday.

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KickStarter for a Ricky Watts Mural in Petaluma, California

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By dAVE inden in New Art on Wednesday 13 March 2013

Ricky Watts is asking for help in the creation of his biggest project to date. Watts has done many murals, but this one is special. Firstly, at five stories, if completed, it will be his biggest. Coincidentally, it will also be the largest mural of any kind in Petaluma. But the biggest factor is that […]

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SiMPLE’s artwork is anything but …

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Tuesday 12 March 2013

You shouldn’t draw conclusions because of his name: SiMPLE’s work is anything but simple. With his background and inspiration coming from graffiti, he developed his own style over the past years combining very aesthetic colours, geometric shapes and different materials. Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, he not only paints and illustrates but beautifies the city with […]

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85,794 Rubik’s Cube Mural

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 27 February 2013

Imagine creating a photo of Macau, China’s skyline one pixel at a time. Sounds tedious, right? But that’s exactly what Toronto-based Cube Works Studio did when they created these murals. 85,794 rubik’s cubes were arranged as if they were pixels to create these mind blowing designs. It only took a few months to construct this […]

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Fairy-tales from Tasmania: new artwork by Ghostpatrol

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Friday 15 February 2013

These multi-disciplinary treasures were created by the Tasmania-born artist, Ghostpatrol, who devoted himself to ‘create worlds across mediums exploring ideas of space exploration’. His fairy-tale like drawings and murals are bewitching and inspiring at the same time. Full of creativity and profound ideas, he creates cute characters that tell tales for grown-ups.

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An Ink Off outdoor mural performance in Denver

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By Tom Pounders in New Art on Wednesday 16 January 2013

I was recently asked to do an outdoor Ink Off with another illustrator for the AIGA in downtown Denver. They set up a huge wall covered in brown craft paper and we had one hour to create a mural using a bucket of ink and some big brushes. It was interesting to work in front […]

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Colourful urban art by Chicago’s Chris Silva

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By Hao Ni in New Art on Monday 14 January 2013

Being a street artist himself in Chicago, Chris Silva loves to collaborate with people using found objects and colorful murals to create amazing art that reflects its urban setting. Of his work, he says: ‘I am interested in the visually poetic, employ ambiguity in my work and strive to express the essence rather than the details. I see opportunities in accidents, enjoy unusual combinations of materials, the unpredictable outcomes of collaboration and the general adventure of the creative process’.

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Vibrant street art by Aryz

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Wednesday 26 December 2012

ARYZ is a Spanish street artist who creates amazing vibrantly-colored murals. He works on indoor and outdoor spaces, and he has a style all his own. His unique work is clever and eye-catching, and he definitely has a distinct point of view.

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New large scale street art by Japan-based Twoone

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By Shannon Thompson in New Art on Friday 23 November 2012

Hiroyasu Tsuri is a Japanese artist who goes by his former ‘street’ name of Twoone. His work explodes with raw, provocative and instant movement, something fine art collectors haven’t seen for some time.

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New art by Jim Mahfood

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By Jim Mahfood in New Art on Saturday 20 October 2012

Visual Funk Art Destroyer. I do freelance illustration, advertising, animation, murals, live art in night clubs, all that. The two biggest books of my career came out this year – Los Angeles Ink Stains and Everybody Loves TANK GIRL. My new animated show, Disco Destroyer, debuts on the relaunch of Liquid Television on MTV in 2013.

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Vivid illustrations and murals by Jeff Soto

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 27 September 2012

Jeff Soto is a Southern California-based artist who specializes in illustrations and murals. His work is a vivid and bold hybrid of Pop Surrealism and graffiti. Soto draws inspiration from urban and pop culture, and his represented by the Jonathan Levin Gallery in NYC.

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New mural in Florida by Pale Horse and Tes One

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By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Wednesday 29 August 2012

This new mural collaboration by Pale Horse and Tes One is on the legendary State Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida. The artists will be hosting a block party on-site on September 2 (Labor Day weekend) featuring food trucks, live music and art.

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New Os Gemeos exhibition in Boston

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By Jessica Birkett in New Art on Saturday 25 August 2012

Os Gemeos have generously created another stunning North American exhibition at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Seemingly serving as a coincidental retrospective, the exhibition showcases the range of Os Gemeos’ style, from tagging to muralling. Overwhelming, interactive and larger than life, the twins extract images from their canvases and turn them back into tactile reality, continuously causing every Os Gemeos show to become the best kind of circus.

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Giant painted gas tanks

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Wednesday 22 August 2012

If you’re going to have a giant gas tank sitting around, why not decorate it? These Japanese gas companies have the right idea. They turned their otherwise drab gas tanks into fun and colorful murals. I think the Kirby ones are pretty darn clever.

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