You may do a double-take as you walk pass these works in Istanbul by Spanish street artist Pejac

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Spanish street artist Pejac has been delighting his fans around the world with optical illusions that play with the environment they are set against while offering an unusual perspective for the viewer. The artist has said that ‘the least interesting thing for me is the texture, color, or wall size. What I care about is […]

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Monstrously good street art at Sydney’s Project Five Volume 6

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 13 October 2014

Call it the grandaddy of Aussie contemporary street art festivals: the sixth volume of Project Five just hit the ground running, and from now till Oct 19, you can catch the exhibition at Darling Quarter’s high-traffic outdoor space OPEN in the Civic Connector. This article brought to you by amaysim

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Sydney’s very choreographed men gives everyone something to look at … and then some

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 1 August 2014

As part of the 19th Biennale of Sydney, artist Eglė Budvytytė is treating us to some rather bizarre performance art. In the mobile performance Choreography for the Running Male, a group of men jog a route through Sydney and carry out choreographed gestures related to emotions. Those emotions range from shame to seduction, and if you catch one of these performances, you’ll be both weirded out and amazed by what you’re seeing.

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This street artist uses lace patterns to give unadorned streets a fancy makeover

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 31 July 2014

Artist ‘NeSpoon’ is turning Warsaw’s neglected and forgotten public spaces into fancy outdoor exhibits by leaving behind lace patterns in the form of spray-painted murals and spider web-like stencils. Using sidewalks, lamp posts, doorways, and utility boxes as her canvas, she spruces up the dull urban atmosphere by adding a touch of whimsy and style.

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The beautiful and inspiring sreet art murals of Anat Ronen

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 25 July 2014

It’s hard to believe, but Houston-based creative Anat Ronen is a self-taught artist and up until five years ago, was working in admin fields. It took a leap of faith for her to quit her day job and enter into the art field full-time. And I personally think she made the right decision! Ronen now […]

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These railroad tracks have been turned into giant canvases

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 24 July 2014

Lisbon-based street artist Artur Bordalo, more popularly known as Bordalo II, is turning the different cityscapes of Portugal into giant canvases. Some of his transformative works include train tracks that have been painted over to provide critiques on how we live.

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These witty street artworks will make you stop and smile

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Previously, we featured street artist OakOak giving his hometown of St. Etienne, France a humorous makeover by adding in witty artworks to unnoticed and unappreciated parts of the city. Today he continues his mission, finding little cracks and imperfections along the street and making them interact with various pop culture characters.

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Graffiti that looks as if they’re floating off the ground

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Portuguese street artist Odeith turns the walls of his city into giant optical illusions, painting them with what he calls ‘Anamorphosis’. These anamorphic 3D paintings seem to be floating in mid-air or appear to be jutting out of their walls towards their viewers from a certain angle.

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These are not actually real kids walking off the side of a building

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 11 July 2014

At first glance, you might think these kids have superhero powers enabling them to casually walk up walls. But take a closer look and you’ll realize that these are actually photorealistic street art!

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Walk down streets full of whimsy and some with a tentacle or two

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 2 July 2014

Don’t you just love what street artists do as you drag your carcass from point A to B? They make that drab walk or drive just so much more interesting with their rebel-with-a-cause graffiti or whimsical street installations. In the case of Filthy Luker, never mind what his name conjures, his humorously wry street and […]

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Toronto’s neighborhood watch is composed of Bruce Willis, The Hulk, and other superheroes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 12 June 2014

Shut up, crime! Toronto’s neighborhoods have new sheriffs in town, and they go by the names of Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, and Astro Boy, to name a few. Artist Andrew Lamb (not his real name to protect his identity) gave the city’s ‘Neighborhood Watch’ placards a bit of an upgrade, by placing the photos of well-known do-gooders in pop culture.

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These are some of the most skull-tastic street art we’ve seen in a work

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 27 May 2014

We don’t know much about Maldito Juanito, except that he’s from Geneva and does some really fantastic macabre illustrations which he then unleashes on the streets by urban wheatpasting. His Tumblr is filled with loads of pictures of his works which are all quite something. He somehow manages to pull off rawness in a most […]

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Bizarre pothole art by the residents of Scranton, Pennsylvania

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 17 May 2014

When was the last time you looked at a pothole and realized what a wonderful medium it’d be for art? Never? Well, same here. But The Pop Up Studio of Scranton, Pennsylvania had other (more creative) ideas when it came to the city’s potholes. Co-founder of The Pop Up Studio Valerie Kiser, says: ‘We love […]

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Abandoned Parisian nightclub, hijacked by street art

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 2 May 2014

The site of a stunning 1885-era Parisian municipal bathhouse, home to the previous Les Bains Douches nightclub, is now set to be revamped into a luxury boutique hotel. Earlier this year, a group of 50 art practitioners filled it up with their own art, creating their very own pop up art gallery from it. These […]

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Street art explores anatomies of ninja turtles

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Sunday 27 April 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles like you’ve never seen before – and no, that Michael Bay version doesn’t count. Austrian street artist, Nychos, created these amazing dissections of the ninja turtles, employing his iconic and distinct anatomical explosion-style of illustration. Finally, with these visualizations, we now know that inside every butt-kicking, radioactive reptile lies a functional […]

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