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Streets: ROA (Bangkok)

Currently in Bangkok, the BUKRUK Urban Arts Festival has seen a steady stream of street artists arrive to leave their mark on the capital city. One of these is ROA, who is painting across the way from Aryz (more on his mural later), and with his usual practice, choosing to use local creatures as his inspiration. The Belgium-based artist’s decision was easy of course, placing two iconic Thai elephants balanced on top of each other as well as cleverly resting their feet on some architectural elements. Photo […]
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Streets: Lonac (Zagreb)

Following in the footsteps of innovative artists before him like Blu & INSA, Lonac has created an animated piece in Zagreb, Croatia. Painted by the locally-based artist in a secret location, the detailed heart has blood pumping through (although in the wrong direction). The reason may be revealed at later time as he promises what he has unveiled is part of a much bigger project. Via StreetArtNews. Discuss Lonac here.
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Releases: Hendrik Beikirch – “Tracing Morocco” Book

The Montresso Foundation recently released a publication that presents a collaboration with Hendrik Beikirch aka ECB entitled Tracing Morocco. This project included an artistic residency at Jardin Rouge a dozen times since June 2014 during which he created 22 portraits that were showin in Zurich, Cologne, Tolouse, Völklinger and finally at the official book launch in Marrakesh in December of 2015. The book features a collection of Beikirch’s portraits of Moroccan men and women. Paying a tribute to the locals, as well as the mankind in general, the German artist captured these everyday people telling their […]
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Upcoming: POW! WOW! Hawaii 2016

It’s almost time for an event we look forward to every year – POW! WOW! Hawaii. The street art festival has had many satellite events in different parts of the world, but the one put on in their home base of Oahu is of course always the best. This year’s lineup features a strong list of visiting artists including 1010, Andrew Hem, Audrey Kawasaki, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Borondo, Christina Angelina, Curiot, Defer, Edwin Ushiro, Haroshi, Hauser, Hebru Brantley, Hitotzuki, Hueman, Hula, James Jirat Patradoon, Kevin Lyons, Kristin Farr, Lauren YS, Mouf, Pantone, Ricky Lee Gordon (Freddy Sam), Risk, Seher, Sket, Slick, Slinkachu, Tatiana Suarez, Tristan Eaton, Usugrow, and Woes Martin as well as many local artists […]
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Kickstarter: Painted Oceans

Yesterday, Tristan Eaton revealed a project he has been working on getting started for the past five years – a plan to paint the Red Sands Sea Forts off the coast of the UK along with Shepard Fairey, Futura, How & Nosm, and The London Police. Although the proposal does have its naysayers who bring up some valid points, the ultimate goal is to bring enough attention to these historic structures built during World War II thereby generating enough money to hopefully preserve these for […]
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Previews: Felipe Pantone – “W3-DIimensional” @ Mirus Gallery

After successfully introducing his work with a captivating install at SCOPE Miami last year (covered), Mirus Gallery in San Francisco is getting ready to debut Felipe Pantone’s first U.S. solo exhibition. Opening on Saturday, January 30th, and continuing through February 20th, W3-Dimensional will showcase a new collection of works featuring his ultradynanism style. By combining abstraction with geometric as well as graphic elements, the Argentinian-born artist has created a distinctive visual language which keeps improving and refining with every new project. Juxtaposing black and white patterns against a […]
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Upcoming: Pejac (London Solo Show)

We don’t get to see often enough artists who produce striking and clever street works who have equally effective if not stronger studio pieces. If you liked the street pieces that Spanish artist Pejac has been creating around the globe, you’ll surely enjoy the latest series of works he’s been creating for his upcoming London show. Still playing his cards close to his chest, the Barcelona-based artists didn’t reveal the time or location of the show yet, but the body of work he’s been working on looks promising. […]
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Streets: Escif (Girona)

While many street artists are looking for more exotic destinations to create their works in, Escif recently took an intra-country trip from Valencia to Girona in order to visit neighborhood of Gypsies – Font de la Polvora. In his signature style, the artist used this short trip to pay tribute to the locals that live here and their every day life routines and struggles. Font de la Polvora was built in the 60s as a ghetto separated from the historic center with a small mountain. With a single access through […]
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Streets: Banksy (London)

One month since his series of works were revealed in Jungle refugee camp in Calais, Banksy just created a new piece in London. Discovered earlier today on the French embassy, the stenciled image features a girl from Les Misérables, tearing up as CS gas flows over her. This wall, which includes a French flag and the iconic girl from the famous musical, comments on the events from the 5th and 6th of January when French authorities used tear gas, rubber bullets and concussion grenades while attempting to clean up a section of the camp. Even […]
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Overtime: Jan 18 – Jan 24

More stories from the week that ended Jan 24 (click on bolded words for more information): Barbara Kruger’s site-specific work is included in Vancouver Art Gallery’s “MashUp” exhibition. RIP: Leila Alaoui, who passed away at the age of 33 due to injuries suffered during terrorist attack. RIP: Simon Buttimore, who passed away at the age of 56 from motorbike accident. RIP: Thomas McAnulty, who passed away at the age of 73 after being hit by motorcycle. RIP: Jeram Patel, who passed away at the age of 86 after suffering […]