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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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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Aussie artist Rone creates a new 35 metre high street art masterpiece

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Art on Monday 7 April 2014

Street art is shaping the way we see and live in urban spaces everywhere in the world. In Rome, we’ve got the Space Invader leaving small pixelated masterpieces around Trastevere and other old neighborhoods; and in Melbourne and other Australian cities, there’s Rone.

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Woman at work! Wonderfully gaudy French street art by KASHINK

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Friday 4 April 2014

Her artistic name is the onomatopoeic word for the sound of action: KASHINK. And action you’ll get, mostly through huge paintings of four-eyed characters in gaudy colours that you can find all around the world. The work of this French artist is inspired by her Spanish and Slovakian origins, and often features portraits of Frida Kahlo mashed up with comics, which she loves.

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Epic street art from Plastic Jesus, the ‘Banksy of LA’

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 24 March 2014

If you can’t make it to an art gallery, the art gallery will come to you. Thanks to Los Angeles-based street artist Plastic Jesus, the streets of LA have become an artistic playground. Described as ‘The Banksy of LA’, Plastic Jesus’ work shines ‘a small light into some of those dark corners of society then stands back to watch reactions and opinions’.

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Lost items find a voice through cardboard signs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 25 February 2014

Finally, the masses of voiceless lost items have been given a helping hand! These lonely and abandoned items now have a voice – or a signage, rather – in speaking out their pleas. New York-based street artist Yoonjin Lee has come to the aid of paper clips, hair bands, subway cards, lighters, and other discarded […]

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Londoners can now climb ‘The Wall’ from Game of Thrones

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 24 February 2014

People who were lucky – or unlucky – enough to be in London for the ‘Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season’ DVD release, were treated to a perilous and deadly climb over the famous ice barrier that Jon Snow and Ygritte once faced.

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Why Madrid street artist SpY is the Spanish Banksy

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 11 January 2014

Madrid-based street artist SpY – considered the ‘Spanish Banksy’- has been leaving his mark on various urban landscapes since the 1980s. In the ‘90s, he switched from graffiti to something a bit unconventional – mixing and matching everyday items to make installations with a whole new meaning. He’s replaced a phone with a banana in […]

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Moss graffiti, greening the streets one wall at a time

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Wednesday 25 December 2013

Spray paint can be so environmentally unfriendly, no? Multidisciplinary designer Anna Garforth, who is based in East London, often works with adorning walls with bio-degradable public art in the form of moss graffiti. The geometric one she did for an architecture firm is especially pretty.

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L.A.’s Watts neighborhood gets colourful with mural ban finally lifted

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 24 December 2013

You might’ve heard of Watts in the past. Sanford and Son, the 1970s TV series, was set there. But there’s also a darker side to the neighborhood where gang violence occurs much too frequently. But now be introduced to another side of this colorful Los Angeles neighborhood. A city-wide ban on murals in Watts  has […]

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