The first phase of the Dubai Street Museum project was recently completed with the participation of 12 international and local artists, producing 16 murals on themes drawn from the UAE’s history and heritage. Organized by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office, and Dubai Municipality, this project seeks to highlight the UAE’s unique history, achievements and aspirations through public artworks. Curators Rom Levy and Sanaz Askari invited some well known names from the genre, many of which had a chance to paint in UAE […]
Category Archives: Seen on Streets
While spending about a week in Panjim, India, Faith47 painted a series of works entitled La Petite Mort. Using the imagery of the lotus flower, strikingly contrasted against the gritty streets of the capital city, the South African artist sends a hopeful message to those that happen across her pieces. She further states – “The lotus, while rooted in the mud, blossoms on long stalks floating above the mud. This ability for something so strong and pure growing out of dirty water is symbolic of our […]
While in Miami, we of course stopped by the Wynwood Walls complex to see what new updates they had to their program this year. One of the highest profile street art related projects for Basel Week Miami added new murals this year from Audrey Kawasaki (offsite – previously covered), AVAF, Beau Stanton, Case, Dasic Fernandez, David Choe (seen above), Faith47, Felipe Pantone, Findac, Okuda, Pixel Pancho (seen above), Risk, and Tatiana Suarez. The theme for this year was “Fear Less,” something curator Jessica Goldman Srebnick, elaborated on – “Every year we […]
Finally getting to paint in the US for the very first time, Lonac recently finished his largest mural to date. His newest piece I lost my shoe when I saw you is now adorning a four story building in centerl West Palm Beach as the biggest mural produced for the Canvas Festival. Given a facade with a couple of unfortunate architectural elements, the Croatian-artist worked his way around these using them to his advantage. With a line of windows splitting the surface in two parts, he […]
It looks like Shepard Fairey (featured) has just completed one of the murals he had planned for Basel Week Miami. Entitled Fruits Of Our Labor, the wall at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center features Shep’s distinctive imagery and satire. Take a look at more in-progress photos below and look for his works at Art Basel (covered), the Juxtapoz Clubhouse, Context Art Fair, and Art Miami. Photo credit: Jonathan Furlong. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
Mehdi Ghadyanloo was recently invited in by the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in Boston to paint his first mural in America. The prolific Tehran-based artist worked on the large 70 x 76 foot wall in Boston’s Dewey Square Park (also painted by Os Gemeos in 2012) over the course of tree weeks creating a piece he calls Spaces of Hope, featuring some of his signature surrealist imagery. The Iranian artist decided to paint a line of people holding balloons as they climb a helical staircase to the top where […]
As a follow up to the Warpaint mural he painted for The Unexpected event in Fort Smith, Arkansas last month, D*Face (interviewed) added a companion installation at the east entrance to downtown. The creation of the five larger than life arrows from repurposed telephone poles was underwritten by the Choctaw Nation, with the Oklahoma-based tribe also giving the British artist some historical context as well as making sure the design of the arrows was authentic. You can learn more about the installation here and you may also want to see the cowboy themed Bad […]
Apartial is an Dublin-based platform with a mission to bring creativity to everyone and encourage people to join the creative community by hosting projects. With this in mind they recently organized The Liberia Project together with a team of local surfers in West Africa. After enduring an 11-year civil war and the recent Ebola crisis, the Liberian people needed a new start, a chance to begin a new chapter. The Apartial team thought of a project with a premise that art could be the catalyst to help […]
Following up on a mural he painted last year for the The Unexpected event in Fort Smith, Arkansas, D*Face (interviewed) returned for a companion piece. For this year’s edition (curated again by Just Kids), the British artist painted a Indian warrior pulling back on her bow which pairs nicely with 2015’s cowboy themed piece. Entitled Warpaint, this wall will soon be supplemented by an impressive installation (more on that later in Part 2). Photo credit: Just Kids, The Unexpected, D*Face, [email protected] Discuss D*Face here.
On November 15th, Nick Walker (interviewed) will bring back his signature The Morning After (TMA) series with a fresh new body of work to be unveiled in NYC. There will be five iconic paintings, each to pay homage to the legendary bridges that connect New York City. Working along with Billboard4 & Beyond Art Creative, the UK street artist has chosen TMA Brooklyn as the print release for this event. Those lucky enough to have recently visited New York may have already seen the image (above) on the streets near East Village (64 […]