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Category Archives: Street & Urban Art

Overtime: Feb. 7 – Feb. 13

Sam Flores paints the Future Fatima. Jesse Hazelip – The Belle of the Brawl video. An interview with Erik Mark Sandberg by Mark Murphy. The Mad Potters Tea Party. Derek Weisberg‘s show at Anno Domini LACMA and Getty acquire more than 2,000 pictures taken by Robert Mapplethorpe, and other archival materials, including 120,000 negatives – the total value said to be more than $30 million Jason Lee’s Polaroid of Dennis Hopper stolen from THIS, Los Angeles after an opening.  $25,000 reward is offered for its […]

Videos: Dan Witz – “What the %$#@? (WTF)” @ White Walls

A show that closed recently in San Francisco at White Walls, What the %$#@? (WTF) featured the acronym inspiring work of Dan Witz. The ongoing series of works consisted of his photorealistic renderings of people trapped behind grills, bars, and windows.  This new video has some nice footage of him getting his provocative work up as well as him talking a little about the philosophy behind his art. Via Vandalog. Discuss Dan Witz here.

Preview: “Linear Empires” @ White Walls SF

White Walls has put together a show opening tonight in SF that feature artists whose work, across various mediums, play with ideas of symmetry, lines, and geometric design.  The show entitled Linear Empires will include artists Augustine Kofie, Geoff Campen, Diana Ruiz, Mary Iverson, Richard Pearse, Brendan Monroe and Gregory Ito. It will be interesting to see how Moneyless‘ work translates indoors. Preview images after the jump…

Preview: José Parlá – “Walls, Diaries, and Paintings” @ Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

Dynamic contemporary artist, José Parlá, will be setting his hometown New York City stomping grounds ablaze next month with a new solo exhibition, entitled Walls, Diaries, and Paintings (teased). The former street artist, who has become of master of his own brand of mixed media calligraphic work, started off the year already with a bang in Toronto with two huge murals (covered). By the looks of these preview images, he appears more than ready to keep the momentum rolling with this new body of work. […]

Streets: Armsrock (Vienna)

Continuing his exploration of projection art (see his show and participation in the Lightsound Project in Copenhagen), Armsrock (interviewed) recently visited Vienna and illuminated selected walls and monuments with some of his drawings. The Danish artist has been in the Austrian capital immersed in the quartier21 artist-in-residence program and appears to be keeping busy before heading back home for various other projects and shows scheduled for the rest of the year. More photos after the jump…

Releases: Aiko – “Lady Butterfly” Sculpture

Aiko Nakagawa just reported yesterday that her Lady Butterfly sculpture is nearing completion.  The complex piece produced by Tomenosuke Sho-ten requires assemblage of 13 little components and features elements of her iconic imagery. Inspired by her love for the Baroque sculptures she saw in Rome, Aiko describes her creation as “a fairy of the street… comes in the night and draws stories of love and romance with her spray paint.” Scheduled for release on Valentine’s Day, the limited figure will eventually be painted in five […]

POW WOW ‘ 11 / Streets: Angry Woebots & Ekundayo

It looks like the POW WOW preparations are already underway in Hawaii as late addition Ekundayo and Aaron Martin (Angry Woebots) get up on the walls of the FreshCafe / Loft in Space venue. The space will house all the live-painting, starting on the 16th, and main event on the 19th so hopefully we’ll be seeing more murals soon. More pics after the jump…

Releases: Steve Powers (ESPO) – “You and Me” Print

Street art icon and Fullbright Scholar, Steve “ESPO” Powers, who made waves last year with his A Love Letter For You urban revitalization and documentary film project (see trailer here), has released a new print with with Exhibition A today. Produced in an edition of 100, “You and Me” provides the perfect representation of ESPO’s work, with clever word play, tight typographic elements and simple imagery. The 12″ x 12″ canvas print is priced at $200 and is available for sale here! Discuss ESPO here.

Openings: Elbow-Toe – “Due Date” @ Warrington Museum

Last December, Brooklyn-based Elbow-Toe (interviewed) took his wonderful “cut paper paintings” to the Warrington Museum in the UK. Due Date, billed to be his first solo showing across the pond, explores his “preconceived notions of parenthood and the opportunities for growth that come through that process.” Featuring a set of images on panels and a set of images on paper, each series provides a contrast between staged environments and stark isolation. Make sure you stop by before February 19th to check out the intricately collaged […]

Releases: Nick Walker – ‘TMA New York’ Screenprint

It seems that Nick Walker (interviewed) has an affinity for New York. Following his recent visits to Williamsburg and the Meat Packing district last year, he is set to return later this month for the launch of his new screenprint TMA (The Morning After) New York. Watch for further details of the actual release in the next few days, but we hear that amongst other things Nick will be working on a new mural inside the Cooper Square Hotel, directly next to the Asian Pub […]