Why Madrid street artist SpY is the Spanish Banksy

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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

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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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The most beloved street art photos of 2013

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Every year we look forward to seeing the photos of the most beloved street art photos discovered by Street Art Utopia. Here is a selection of street art photos from around the world, each with different social messages and graphic styles.

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An abandoned building in Belgium filled with Batman graffiti

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Redditor sneakylawyer and his girlfriend were out ‘urban exploring’ (Uh-huh. Urban exploring. Wink wink) in Ronse, Belgium when they came across the message, ‘There’s beauty in destruction’, painted on an abandoned hospital. Like the characters in a horror movie, they did the most logical and safest thing to do, go in the abandoned, structurally unstable, evil lair-ish hospital.

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Contemporary Mexican artist, Saner

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Wednesday 11 December 2013

Mexican street artist Saner creates incredible, colourful, detailed ink drawings, sculptures and acrylic paintings, many of which end up as dramatic murals all over the world. His is so highly regarded now that his latest exhibition, El Cenit Del Venado, at Fifty24MX Gallery in Mexico City was already almost completely sold out after just the […]

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Middle Eastern street art brings a voice to the youth

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 28 November 2013

The ongoing situation in Egypt, Palestine and Libya is a sad reality, yet the youth of these Mid Eastern regions have banded together to let their voices be heard with unforgettable street art. Seen on the Suze in the City blog, this political and heartfelt work shows graffiti in the midst of conflict. From works […]

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Amazing Graffiti art by ESTOY

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Santiago is street artist ESTOY’s playground, and boy, does he play well. Just from looking at these pictures, we can’t help but be drawn in to his intricate and whimsical works that often contain tribal motifs too.

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Old school graffiti by French team Da Mental Vaporz

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Monday 18 November 2013

Nowadays, everyone calls the paintings and writings done in the streets generically ‘street art’ and no longer ‘graffiti’. But it´s time to go back to the roots and to take a closer look at the original graffiti style. The term was officially established during the 1980s and characterized artworks mostly done illegally and with spray-paint.

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Colourful street art and b&w ink drawings by Max Rock

Jake Sheridan Contributor

By Jake Sheridan in New Art on Thursday 14 November 2013

Max Rock makes art. Somewhere between colourful street art and exceptional black and white ink drawings, lies his work. It’s serious, it’s cartoony, it’s playful, it’s aggressive. It’s all of these things and more. And it rocks.

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Street Storm: short film features artist Anthony Garratt

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By Anthony Garratt in Video on Tuesday 5 November 2013

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 […]

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Dreamscape paintings by Will Barras

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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. […]

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Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution

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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.

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Street art with a decaying twist: photos by Charlene Weisler

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By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Tuesday 29 October 2013

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 […]

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Food graffiti of brand logos made with their products

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 29 October 2013

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.

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