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Streets: Isaac Cordal (New York)

Last month, Isaac Cordal was invited to participate in the Residency at Vyt (Art Students League of New York) for a month. While there, the Spanish artist continued his series of Cement Eclipses works by creating more sculptures for placement on the streets. Scattered around New York City, the urban interventions are metaphors that reflect on politics, bureaucracy, and power – something to think about during the holidays. Discuss Isaac Cordal here.

Rewind: Nov 23 – Dec 22

For out latest Rewind feature we are highlighting a video from INSA featuring his work with Pepsi in creating a moving peace sign (formed of painted cars) that can be seen from space. This particular form of art is right down the UK-based street artist’s alley as he has plenty of experience as the inventor of the Gif-iti series of works. Other notable videos include: Jeff Gillette working in the desert. Timelapse of Odeith at work. Daniel Arsham’s Future Relic 04. An online video installation […]

Streets: Etam Cru (LA)

After a successful sold out Los Angeles debut show with Thinkspace Gallery (covered), Sainer & Bezt aka Etam Cru rounded up their visit to the Southland with another signature, bigger than life mural. Produced by Thinkspace Gallery and Branded Arts, the new piece from the Polish duo is entitled Mr. Rooster and is located on the corner of 8th and Wall in the downtown Flower District. For this project, the two street artists beautified a large six story facade with a striking image of a boy with a big rooster on his […]

Overtime: Dec 14 – Dec 20

More stories from the week that ended Dec 20 (click on bolded words for more information): Gothamist visits Martin Creed’s Work No. 2592 red ballon room at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise. RIP: Hema Upadhyay, who passed away at the age of 43. She was murdered, along with her lawyer. RIP: Charles Moffett, who passed away at the age of 70. RIP: Huynh Phuong Dong, who passed away at the age of 88 after having a stroke in the shower. RIP: George Ortman, who passed away at the age of 89. RIP: Joseph A. […]

Art Focus: Mika Nitta

For our latest Art Focus feature, we draw your attention to Japanese artist Mika Nitta and her delicate works. The Nara-based illustrator draws a world where her girl characters and their creature friends live together in harmony in dream like, ethereal settings. She currently has a few pieces in an online show at ondo online if you want to check it out. Discuss Mika Nitta here.

Streets: Lukasz Berger aka Cekas (Lodz, Poland)

Lukasz Berger aka CekasOne was recently invited by Lodz Murals to add his contribution to their impressive collection of public installations and murals around the city. After following after works by such world renowned artists such as Os Gemeos, Aryz, Dal East, Alexis Diaz, Borondo and many more, the Polish artist took a fresh, completely different approach to creating his piece. Instead of choosing from a selection of available walls, Berger had a firm concept and the form of the wall he was looking for. The […]

Streets: Ino (Fortaleza)

Fortaleza in Brazil recently hosted the second edition of Festival Concreto, an urban and street art festival. As one of the 70+ international and local artists, Ino created the biggest piece of the event titled Heaven and Hell on Earth. The Greek muralist worked on a 40m high building located in the heart of the city, producing the biggest mural in the whole of Fortaleza. Through his recognizable visual language based on the use of fat caps, he painted an image of a kid sitting on earth and sending […]

Basel Week Miami ‘ 15 / Streets: Seawalls Recap

Last week, we brought you a look at the collaborative effort (photos here) between Li-Hill and James Bullough in the Wynwood District during Basel Week Miami. Other artists also painted murals for Pangeaseed’s Seawalls series (curated by Urban Nation) including Never Crew, Sepe, and Onur & Wes21 (who combined for the nice wall seen above). Take a look at more pieces below… Discuss Basel Week Miami here.

Overtime: Nov 30 – Dec 13

Special XL edition of Overtime this Sunday, covering more stories from the past two weeks. Click on bolded words for more information: Olafur Eliasson and Minik Rosing’s Ice Watch piece installed in Paris during UN Climate Summit. RIP: Leslie Waddington, who passed away at the age of 81. RIP: Victoria Nicodemus, who passed away at the age of 30 after being hit while on a sidewalk by an SUV. RIP: Holly Woodlawn, who passed away at the age of 69 after battling brain and liver cancer […]

Streets: Banksy (Calais “Jungle” Refugee Camp)

Today on the interwebs, Banksy shared his latest series of works created at the migrant encampment in Calais, France. The timely stenciled pieces that appeared in the so called “jungle” refugee camp features commentary on the crisis like the one seen above reminding us that Steve Job’s biological father was a Syrian migrant. The elusive street artist further states – “We’re often led to believe migration is a drain on the country’s resources but Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian migrant. Apple is the world’s most profitable […]