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’.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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. […]