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NuArt ’15: Recap

With this year’s NuArt Festival wrapping up last week, we now have some more photos of outdoor works that we may have missed in our earlier coverage. Hitting the streets of Stavenger, the roster of artists left their recognizable marks over the Norwegian city like the piece seen above from Ernest Zacharevic that features stitch work to keep the locals warm in the upcoming winter. Photo credit: Ian Cox. Discuss this year’s NuArt Festival here.

Overtime: Sept 8 – Sept 14

More stories from the week that ended Sept 14 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and info for Jamian Juliano-Villani’s Nudge the Judge at Tanya Leighton up on gallery’s website. RIP: Dahlia Yehia, 25, who was beaten to death after traveling to Nepal to assist in earthquake relief efforts. RIP: John Perreault, who died at the age of 78 from complications resulting from gastrointestinal surgery. Someone spray-painting “NO MORE CHINESE” graffiti around multiple locations in San Francisco. Anish Kapoor refuses to remove anti-semitic graffiti from his Versailles sculpture after […]

Streets: Anthony Lister (Los Angeles)

Hitting the streets of Los Angeles once again, Anthony Lister (filmed) spent time getting up all over town the last couple weeks leading up to his current show at New Image Art. Showing his versatility with the roller and spraycans, working day and night, the Australian vandal left one of his signature ballerinas at Superchief Gallery as well as his take on police brutality (seen above). Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Anthony Lister here.

Art Focus: Troy Coulterman

The colorful sculptures of Troy Coulterman recently caught our eye, mostly humans entwined with abstract and geometric forms that drip or extrude from each figure. He currently has a show at Arch Enemy Arts, a series of works collectively entitled Full Disclosure and on view in Philadelphia through September 27th. He further states – “I chose these basic shapes because they are loaded with symbolism and have various meanings throughout different cultures. A triangle can represent future, truth or intellect, a circle can represent present, perfection […]

Recap: Forest For The Trees (Portland) – Part I

With most of the Forest For The Trees murals finished, now’s the time to do the first part of our recap of this year’s event (also see 2013, 2014). The name of the mural festival comes from the phrase “they can’t see the forest for the trees” which signifies the inability to understand the greater picture when you’re too focused solely on what’s in front of you. Organizers Gage Hamilton and Matt Wagner of Hellion Gallery hope that the art will draw Portland’s residents away from their daily routine. Enjoy some photos […]

Streets: Aaron Li Hill – “Rise and Fall” (Berlin)

Recently in Berlin, Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) finished up a sweet mural for the One Wall Project organized by Urban Nation. Entitled Rise and Fall, the new piece takes inspiration from the greek goddess of victory as well as the film Wings of Desire, both sourced from the background of the capital city. Navigating 24 windows on the facade of the building measuring five stories high, the wall painted ended up being Li-Hill’s largest one to date. The American artist further explains these fallen angels – “Based on two source points, […]

Streets: Invader (Paris) – Summer 2015

After an update in July, on top of that now a recap what Invader has been up in his home city of Paris during the summer months. Taking advantage of the warmer months, with the “streets are empty, the inhabitants have left and the nights are mild,” the French artist got up over 30 new pieces in the capital city. Tackling a wide range of imagery, the distinctive tiled works took the form of Smurfs, Bugs Bunny, smiley-faced Napoleon, and of course video game inspirations […]

Overtime: Aug 31 – Sept 6

More stories from the week that ended Sept 6 (click on bolded words for more information): RIP: Noah Davis, who died at the age of 32 from complications of a rare cancer. NY Times also writes about his death. Papillion remembers him. Polaroid image above by Quam Odunsi. RIP: Nelson Shanks, who died at the age of 77. RIP: The Pizz, who died at the age of 57 after killing himself. Jacob Antonio Weiss is the fourth suspect sought in the stabbing of man who tried to stop […]

NuArt ’15 / Streets: Ella & Pitr – “Lilith & Olaf”

One of the highlights of this year’s NuArt Festival is the completion of what is billed as the world’s largest outdoor mural in Klepp, just outside of Stavanger. Created by French artists Ella & Pitr along with a crew of some 30 volunteers, the 21,000 square meter mural was completed before the festival officially started. Painted on a rooftop of the Block Berge Bygg building, this project was the first in a three-year relationship between the festival and the company. It was slated to take two […]

NuArt ’15 / Streets: Sandra Chevrier @ The Aftenblad Wall

As part of the 2015 NuArt Festival, Canadian painter Sandra Chevrier (interviewed) created the inaugural mural for The Aftenblad Wall in Stavanger, Norway. Festival 2015. The wall is a partnership between NuArt and the Stavanger Aftenblad newspaper, and will provide selected Norwegian and international artists with a prominent public space on which to display their art. For the first rendition of the wall—and Chevrier’s first ever outdoor mural—Chevrier created a work entitled “La Cage Pres du Ciel (The Cage Close to the Sky),” which consists of […]
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