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Streets: Living Walls (London)

Moniker Projects and Create teamed up a couple of months ago for Living Walls, a public arts programme for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. The main idea behind this complex project was to create and cover aprox 2.5 km of the fence around the park with world class street art and installations. After their first part of the undertaking titled Your Ad Here, which was completed at the end of April 2014, the team continued by commissioning four artists to created their take on this unique […]
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Showing: Maya Hayuk – “Alles Klar” @ Die Kunstagentin

On the 4th of September, Die Kunstagentin gallery introduced Maya Hayuk’s latest body of work titled Alles Klar, as well as a large mural at their entrance. The new works further explore her signature technique of woven brush strokes. With her straight, strict lines of thick paint,  the NYC-based artist creates trippy colorful patterns which seem to be getting more elaborate. Along with these geometric pieces, Hayuk created several more organic expressive works as well as couple of new, purposely asymmetric, off balance pieces. While in Cologne, she painted also painted another elaborate indoor […]
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Showing: Todd James -“Afternoon Delight” @ Aisho Nanazuka

On the 12th of September, Aisho Nanzuka gallery opened Todd Jame’s first solo show in Hong Kong. Afternoon Delight includes 15 new paintings on canvas and several paper pieces, continuing his series of colorful works that parody the images and information from everyday TV and newspapers. Somali pirates shown as fashion models, voluptuous naked blondes as glamurous pinups, or war machines as cartoon-like characters, this is Todd James’ colorful vision of our reality. Known for his use of “innocent lines and forms along with colorful palate recalling […]
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Openings: DALeast – “The Laten Photon” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

DALeast (interviewed) recently opened his solo The Laten Photon at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York. Taking a step back from creating murals around the world, the Chinese artist spent last year focused more on his studio work, which is clearly noticeable from the pieces presented. Following the success of his previous show with the gallery almost two years ago (covered), and last year’s UK sold out solo debut (covered), this exhibition attracted a lot of art lovers and generated some great feedback. One thing that could be heard at the gallery was that […]
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Recap / Streets: Heerlen Murals Project 2014

The Dutch city of Heerlen in the southernmost province of Limburg recently rounded up their 2nd edition of Heerlen Murals Project. The idea of this ongoing project is to bring life and fresh energy to the streets and the daily life of the city. Heerlen experienced a strong hit to the economy since the closing of a coal mine back in the 60’s, and through programmes such as this one, it is slowly getting a new, positive and recognizable image. By bringing world class street art onto its facades and streets, […]
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Recap / Streets: No Limit Boras Festival

The Swedish city of Boras recently hosted a street art event between the 4th and 7th of September. Inviting some recognizable names from the street art world, the organizers of the No Limit Boras Festival were aiming to turn the city’s public space into an outdoor exhibition. Following the worldwide trend of inviting street artists to beautify dull urban facades, this event in a way opposes the strict “zero tolerance” policy that’s in effect all around the country. We recently received these photos of the finished murals by Kobra from Brazil […]
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Showing: Artmossphere, Street Art Biennale (Moscow)

On 6th of September, the Artplay Design Center in Moscow was the host to the opening of the Artmossphere Street Art Biennale. This is the first event like this in Russia, and it brings together over 30 artists from all over the world and over 40 Russian artists (like Kislow – seen above). Consisting of shows, lectures, workshops and round table talks, the participants are artists, organizers of street art events and gallery curators. The exhibition includes an indoor portion, presenting work and installations by participating artists, as well as […]
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Streets: Os Gemeos (Vancouver) – Final

After roughly three weeks of intense work, Os Gemeos recently finished their new mural for the Vancouver Biennale (Part I, Part II). The six large silos they painted on Granville Island continues their ongoing series of large murals titled Giants, and is now officially their biggest one to date. Covering the entire 70-foot (21 metre) tall structure, this incredible piece of work is their contribution to Biennale’s strong connection with sculpture. For this non-profit public art project, Octavio and Gustavo Pandolfo have donated a month of their time, right after opening their recent solo […]
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Previews: Maya Hayuk – “Alles Klar” @ Die Kunstagentin

Maya Hayuk is currently in Cologne in Germany, where she is working several interesting projects that will be revealed tonight. She will be opening her new solo show at Die Kunstagentin, as well as revealing a new mural and have an official print release with Arty Farty Gallery as an after party. Titled Alles Klar, the new show includes the latest creations she has been working on in her studio in NY. with these pieces, she continues painting her symmetrical compositions, generating intricate patterns by using radiant colors, […]
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Openings: Mehdi Ghadyanloo – “Mirage of Redemption” @ Galleri Geo

Mehdi Ghadyanloo is known to international street art lovers for the murals he has been painting around Tehran. So far, he has created over 100 surrealistic murals around the city, brightening up the streets with his witty concepts that play with depth and perspective. On August 22nd, he opened a debut show at Galleri GEO in Norway titled Mirage of Redemption. For this exhibition, the Iranian artist prepared a 20 piece series that is “inspired by human life, and traverses both history and race.” Similar to his public […]
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