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.
As Christchurch continues to rebuild itself, many of the buildings irreparably damaged in the city’s CBD will be demolished as new, innovative design projects emerge. In the interim, it has given some of the city’s street artists the opportunity to showcase their talent. Christchurch has always been renowned as a cultural and creative hub, and […]
Aiden Glynn just wants to bring a little fun into your life. The canadian artist has a real knack for converting boring, every-day objects into silly characters from classic video games. Just be a little more careful while grocery shopping from now on. Those mushrooms you pick up in the produce section may actually be a […]
Eleven has only been on the fine art scene for a couple of years, but he is already making an impact with his zany characters and his winning personality. Did I just mention he has personality? His work is simply bursting with it; it’s playful and innocent, but not without its dark undertones. You can’t […]
Jeff Soto is a contemporary American artist whose works are equally vibrant and full of character. His art has been said to bridge the gap between Pop Surrealism and street art and you can see those influences throughout all of his fantastic works.
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.
What a brilliant idea by Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz: a curious mash-up of an elephant and an octopus as a street mural, with its trunk as one of the octopus arms. Diaz apparently took an entire week at Hanbury Street off Brick Lane, London, to complete the work with tiny little brushstrokes. Sure beats going to the zoo and imagining hybrids animals that don’t exist.
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.
SpiderTag is a Spanish street artist who always wanted to be a superhero when he was a little kid. So he found his own way to create that image: by producing spider-themed geometrical street art since 2008. SpiderTag is spinning his unique woolen webs in abandoned places all over the world.
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 […]