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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
Curious crowds gathered in Melbourne’s Hosier Lane recently as street artist Rone showcased his talents as part of The Age’s Forever Curious campaign. “It’s a totally different idea, doing graffiti legally like this,” mused Rone as he prepared to create his 3-metre by 6-metre mural. [Read more here].
“What’s an old black doctor man doing wheat pasting on the Navajo nation?” asks Chip Thomas on his blog. Well, the kickass Painted Desert project that gets artists to make fantastic, beautiful murals out in the vast Southwest, that’s what. Has to be seen to be believed.
If you’re walking the streets of Paris, you might notice some faces emerging from the walls around the town. They are sort of self-portraits made by the street artist Gregos, who grew up in the northern suburbs of Paris. During the late 90s, he started experimenting with sculpting and molding techniques. In the Montmartre district, where […]
His face is a mystery, but Kenny Random (aka Andrea Coppo) is a famous Italian street artist from Padova. He used to work during the night, hidden in the dark shadows of the streets, and his work primarily centers around a silhouette of a man and his cat painted in black. Lately, Random has also […]
Wandering around the lovely city of Paris, street artist Levalet finds the best spots to glue, install and apply his art. He sees the street as his canvas and as a playground to have fun and to let others enjoy his great ideas. By always incorporating what the specific location offers him, all his pieces […]
Chinese street artist DALeast states on his profile that he is “currently a human being”, which seems a bit of an understatement seeing how he creates all these ambitious spraypainted mural works wherever he goes. He’s been out and about in London in the last few weeks, doing some eye-popping 3D-like damage in places like […]
I recently got to know about Beco do Batman (Batman’s Alley), a heavily graffiti-ed zone in Sao Paulo, from watching one of these Anthony Bourdain travelogue shows. The sheer vibrancy of the street art there is just astounding, as you can tell from these photos taken by travel blogger Ling Ge.
Buff Diss is an amazing street artist from Australia who creates insane masking tape graffiti. If you’re thinking the use of tape would be detrimental to the the designs he could create, you are very wrong. Diss’ designs are intricate, well thought-out and easily removeable. What more could you ask for? Although, I’m not too sure you would want to remove the works of art. They make a lot of the spaces look a lot better, in my opinion.
The artist who goes by the name of Hush is a prolific street artist who has taken to fine art as well. His work depicts geishas with generally high contrast images that layer up graffiti to create complex patterns. A lot of the work relies on a palette comprised of primary colors.
Check out this collection of the best global street art from 2012. Where I walk past a staircase, window or pipe and see nothing particularly interesting, these artists see opportunity for creation. The way they use the environment of the street as a canvas for such compelling art work never ceases to amaze me. My […]
Spencer Keeton Cunningham is a talented guy. I’m not sure if it’s his illustrations, murals or photography I like the best. Playing with the overly romanticized notion of North American Indian culture as a series of icons, sketches or markers, Cunningham is able to speak to the viewer through short, graphic strokes that hit hard. […]