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

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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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The most beloved street art photos of 2013

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Mareike Muller Contributor

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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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