Street art emerges in the rebuild of Christchurch

Chad Bennett Contributor

By Chad Bennett in New Art on Thursday 5 September 2013

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 […]

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Clever gaming graffiti by Aiden Glynn

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 4 September 2013

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 […]

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Playful art from Melbourne’s Eleven

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By Jack Douglas in New Art on Thursday 22 August 2013

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 […]

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Jeff Soto blends pop surrealism with street art

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By Ralph Lagoi in New Art on Thursday 22 August 2013

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.

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Cleverly vandalized street signs

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 9 August 2013

French street artist Clet Abraham lends a wonderfully subversive touch to the traffic signs he strikes. These are immaculate in both execution and wit. Fun!

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The Talking Walls of Buenos Aires art show in Washington DC

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Events on Thursday 1 August 2013

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.

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Curious octopus-elephant street mural boasts amazing details

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 27 July 2013

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.

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Vibrant street art and graffiti by Horfe

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By Lewis Loughman in New Art on Friday 26 July 2013

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.

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SpiderTag: a Spanish street artist

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Friday 26 July 2013

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.

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Best street art from April 2013

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Monday 8 July 2013

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 […]

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Expressive street art from Siberia

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Thursday 4 July 2013

Marat Morik and Andrew Aber, aka Morik and Aber, are two young street artists from Siberia. Despite the cold and the isolation, these two artists put all their energy into producing wonderful murals of half-realistic and graffiti-based elements, including typographics. Breaking apart and deconstructing the well-known, then reshaping it into something totally new, is their […]

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Plaque series by Australian street artist Scratch My Nose

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By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Tuesday 2 July 2013

Australian street artist Scratch My Nose has lived in Santiago de Chile for three years. With his handicap of limited Spanish, coupled with the complexity of Chile, he has observed how consumer culture has taken the lead in society, a position traditionally held by the Catholic Church. Both the text-based ornamental plaques and blackboard posters […]

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Gate 228: an unauthorized street art exhibition in Melbourne

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By Darwin Cosico in New Events on Saturday 22 June 2013

An abandoned house in Melbourne’s inner north has been transformed into an unauthorized art exhibition. Six Melbourne artists (Tom Civil, Ryan McGennisken, Doctor, Be Free, Suki & Bon) used the house as their canvas. The street artists have used aerosol paints, stencils, printmaking, illustrations, and installation-based techniques to create their artworks. The exhibition was opened to the public last Saturday morning.

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Dramatic street art by Vexta

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By Matt Blackwood in New Art on Friday 21 June 2013

Vexta’s artwork makes me smile. It also makes me blink. Most of all, Vexta’s play with light and colour makes me happy knowing that there are people out there who care enough to share their creativity in the public realm.

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Street artist illegally creates useful urban installations

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Thursday 20 June 2013

Thor ter Kulve is a street artist. But unlike some the young kids who make it a point to deface public areas with their art, Kulve uses his powers for good. He takes boring urban places and alters them just enough to make them interesting. He maximizes seemingly useless objects, such as light pulls, and turns them into […]

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