I’m known as a gallery artist – one who paints for gallery shows – and my style is expressionist. I wanted to take a style which is not inherently graffiti into the streets and see if I could apply the same style to a large, urban space. The piece was not planned and painted on […]
By Kevin Zych in New Art on Monday 4 November 2013
Will Barras is an artist, illustrator, and animator from Birmingham, England. He began his career when he started doodling with his friend between answering calls at a tiresome desk job. Today, years after hanging up the phone, his work has evolved into dynamic images featuring distorted figures walking, biking, and riding horses through colorful landscapes. […]
By Callum Gibson in New Art on Monday 4 November 2013
Ever wondered how the past few years of trouble have effected art in Egypt? Well, Walls of Freedom is a collaborative project of about 50 artists who have come together to produce a book about the revolution in the form of its artwork. Some of the pieces are political, while others pay tribute to the martyrs who have given their lives for the cause.
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 […]
Haha, this is hilarious. Leave no mess, consume what you produce. Food graffiti street artist Dorota Pankowska armed herself with substances like Nutella, Cheez Whiz and Miracle Whip, and used these to stencil the iconic brand logos of these very condiments. It started when she started thinking about expressing her love for Nutella ‘by putting the logo around the city, at which point I asked myself, Why not actually make it out of the stuff?’. Way cool.
Why pay $60 for a Banksy (fake or not fake) when you can steal it? After all, Pablo Picasso said that, ‘good artists copy, great artists steal’. Well, at least that’s what the guys over at stealbanksy.com believe. The site tracks all the Banksy artworks across the five boroughs and gives us the status/condition they are in.
Brandishing an arsenal of colour and mind bending subjects all smacked together with the cuteness of a Hanna-Barbera cartoon Jack Douglas appears to be onto something. Like Ren and Stimpy meets Where the Wild Things Are, he caresses form, representing animals, characterized innate objects and spews off-beat colour throughout. Launching the image into a Technicolor […]
Well, somewhat. We’ve just found out that a bus stop inspired by the iconic scene of Totoro showing up at one in Hayao Miyazaki’s anime classic My Neighbor Totoro, actually exists in Saikai City, Nagasaki, including a lifelike statue of the creature. The bus stop serviced by real buses too. If you’re waiting for the […]
Due for demolition this spring, a derelict ten-storey-high housing project in Paris located close to the River Seine is otherwise seeing a huge surge of life in its final days, thanks to an art gallery owner who invited a hundred street artists to spruce up the place before it truly disappears off the streets for […]
This rosy-cheeked little maid with her trusty watering can is the stuff of legends and fairytales. Her massive scale adds a little whimsy to the street of Białystok, Poland as she attempts to water a full grown tree as if it were a delicate flower. Painted by Natalii Rak at Folk on the Street, the sheer size of the mural required Rak to use a hydraulic lift platform. This is some serious art that isn’t for the faint of heart!
That mysterious dark lord of the street art world, Banksy, has struck again, in his typically cryptic, enigmatic way. He’s been expertly fueling the flames of innuendo via his website of late, posting new work in LA and New York and alluding to a possible uninvited (but much appreciated) takeover of the walls of Manhattan with the accompanying statement: ‘Better Out Than In. An artists residency on the streets of New York.’ Ah huh.
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 […]
Los Angeles landed a visit from infamous street artist, Banksy, this week. The satirical stenciler’s latest work depicts a street artist vomiting up a cluster of pink flowers that just so happened to be growing up the side of a dingy building. In addition, Bansky gave the piece the title ‘Better Out Than In’, along […]
This is the sort of amateur graffiti you find on bathroom stalls. Updated every Friday with new content, Pictures of Walls is a curated collection of everyday scribbles and scrawling found around bathrooms, interstates, construction sights, urban alleys, and the like. They’re mostly improvisation pieces, a real stream of consciousness for society in general.
This amazing 2,000-piece installation at Place du Bouffait in Nantes is a stunning’”metaphor for the collapse of capitalism and the side effects of progress’. The installation is especially powerful at night, with the businessmen figures taking on an almost haunting presence. It’s a beautiful artwork with an important social message.