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Streets: Vhils – “Debris” @ HOCA Foundation (Part III)

After sharing with you the public installation from Vhils (filmed) inspired by the neon lights of Hong Kong as well as a look at his indoor showing at the HOCA Foundation, it’s now time to touch on the final part of our coverage. While visiting the Asian city-state, the Portuguese street artist naturally also created public art for his fans to enjoy. Along with highlighting his versatility with his various signature techniques, Vhils also carved out imagery with layers of posters on the side of one of the iconic trams of HK. […]

Streets: INO (Athens)

INO recently painted this large mural titled Snowblind in his hometown of Athens. Commissioned for the Public Information Campaign for Hepatitis C, the street artist produced a large figurative piece in his signature black & white style. Working without projectors and using his own mapping system, the Greek artist painted a faceless man blinded with the pursuit of money. By adding a light blue section in the shape of the human liver, INO is addressing the fact that 200,000 Greeks suffer from hepatitis C, but only 4% know it. Using a […]

Streets: Os Gemeos (Milan) – Part I

After collaborating with JR (interviewed) in Paris on some meaningful pieces (covered), Os Gemeos traveled to Milan to paint the inaugural mural for the “Outside the Cube” project. Taking advantage of the shape of the Pirelli HangarBicocca building where trains were built in the twentieth century, as well as referencing from the close proximity of railway lines running parallel to the site, the two brothers decided to paint one of their iconic yellow-skinned characters hanging from the back of a subway car. Entitled Efêmero, the almost finished multi-story high […]

Streets: Os Gemeos x JR (Paris)

The Brazilian brothers Os Gemeos are currently in Europe, working on a couple of different projects. Their first stop was in Paris where they collaborated with a long time friend and fellow artist/photographer, JR (interviewed), creating an installation in the tunnels of the Palais de Tokyo. During their stay at the French capital, the twins spent three days creating works for the ongoing Lasco Project curated by Hugo Vitrani. Similar to their NYC collaborations a few months ago (covered), once again they mixed JR’s photography -based pasteups with their signature yellow characters, producing […]

Overtime: April 4 – April 10

More stories from the week that ended April 10 (click on bolded words for more information): Hyperallergic reviews Jessi Reaves and Sophie Stone’s show at Del Vaz Projects. RIP: Tony Conrad, who passed away at the age of 76 due to pneumonia. Group of artists, scientists and politicians call for British Museum to drop BP sponsorship. Edinburgh International Festival no longer sponsored by BP. Donald Trump’s art collection actually consists of fakes? Dmitri Rybolovlev’s divorce from wife shows how he used offshore shelters to hide his assets, such as art. […]

Streets: ROID x Pref (London)

Continuing to share wall space together on occasion, ROID & Pref joined up recently on this sick collab in London. Interestingly painting strictly in black and white in this instance, the unique geometric style of the MSK affiliated ROID was the perfect foil to the ID crew writer Pref’s signature overlapping technique. Take a look at more closeup and in progress photos below… Photo credit: The artists and tdog86. Discuss ROID here.

Streets / Recap: 352walls (Gainesville)

Back in November of 2015, the city of Gainesville coordinated the beginning of 352walls (The Gainesville Urban Art Initiative project). Curated by Iryna Kanishcheva, the first edition of the event was recently completed while producing 11 murals by internationally recognized artists, plus 10 murals by local artists and a bunch of electrical boxes interventions throughout the Floridian city’s downtown. Some of the murals produced include a three step deconstruction of another mural previously done in Argentina by Franco Fasoli Jaz; a repetitive modular abstract piece by Elian Chali; the What Are the Aesthetics of Reinvestment […]

Streets: Pangeaseed – “Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans” (New Zealand) – Part II

After a look at some of the artists at work on their pieces for the Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans project sponsored by the PangeaSeed Foundation, here is a look at some select walls they painted. The muralists were invited in by the non-profit in Napier, New Zealand to create works to raise awareness for ocean environmental issues. The beautiful piece painted above was Askew (photo by Olivia Laita). Take a look at more of the walls below…                      

Showing: Vhils – “Debris” @ HOCA Foundation (Part II)

After sharing with you the public installation from Vhils (filmed) inspired by the neon lights of Hong Kong, we now turn our attention to the exhibition he currently has on display with the HOCA Foundation. Debris was the first solo show from the Portuguese artist in Hong Kong and features his multitude of techniques on different mediums including a video installation. Take a look at more photos from the show (ending on April 4th) below… Photo credit: Bruno Lopes / (via Hypebeast). Discuss Vhils here.

Overtime: March 28 – April 3

More stories from the week that ended April 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Hammer Museum’s A Shape That Stands Up exhibition is among the critics picks chosen by Frieze for LA. RIP: Zaha Hadid, who passed away at the age of 65 after having a heart attack. Six of her milestone buildings. NY Times has its pick of her seven best designs. Artnet shares the architect’s unfinished designs. 12 of her memorable quotes. Louise Blouin remembers Hadid. Tributes flow in for Hadid. Inspection of Palmyra […]