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Streets: DALeast (Belgium)

DALeast has been having a quiet year focusing more on his studio work, traveling less and doing less street works. But recently, he took part in the Day One Festival in Roeselare, Belgium, organized by Street Art Belgium, by creating this massive piece on the docks. The Chinese-born artist painted this large image showing six human figures moving a large mountain. Painting in a country that doesn’t have one single mountain, this was artists symbolic present to the country. According to the artist, the image represents […]
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Streets: COPE2 – Bowery & Houston Mural

Last week, the iconic corner of Bowery & Houston in New York saw a new mural take shape as COPE2 took over the location. Featuring his well known bubble tags and associated graf elements, the wall was soon filled with letterings from the NYC writer on a richly textured background. Stop by to see the colorful mural for yourself if you are in the area and also take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion. Discuss COPE2 here.
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POW! WOW! Hawaii Sacred Canoe Hokulea Project

Right after setting up the Taiwan event (introduced), the POW! WOW! Hawaii family got back to work taking part in an interesting project with The Polynesian Voyaging Society in Honolulu. What they put together was focused on the sacred canoe Hokulea on which legendary lifeguard and surfer Eddie Aikau lost his life while trying to get help for his friends between the Hawaiian and Tahitian island chains. The POW! WOW! artists led by Kamea Hadar created artwork on Hokulea itself, its sister canoe Hikianalia, and a mural painted in Kaka’ako in collaboration the students of […]
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Streets: World Roundup (Apr 28 – May 18)

It’s time for another edition of our Streets World Roundup feature. First up is a new High Line billboard featuring the work of Ed Ruscha. The influential American artist joins many others before him who have had their art displayed on the high profile pedestrian walkway in New York City. Other notable street art comes from: Seth Globepainter – Italy, Inti – Tahiti, Steve Powers – Belgium, ROA – Spain, Agostino Iacurci – Italy, 2501 – Italy, How & Nosm – Hong Kong, Aryz – […]
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Streets: Liqen (Italy)

Spanish artist Liqen, was recently in San Basillio in Rome, Italy, contributing to the ongoing Sanba festival by creating two impressive murals in town. Known for his detailed illustrative technique, and meaningful images, the first wall he painted has a very strong social message. Based on one of his recent ink drawings, recently shared online, the first piece features a huge rake plowing the ground, cleansing it of everything man-made and allowing nature to take over. Being in Italy, the home of the Roman empire, street muralist added […]
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Streets: Space Invader (Tokyo)

Legendary street artist Space Invader is back in Tokyo where he is preparing for the Japanese premiere of his ART4SPACE movie (covered), in collaboration with Target Gallery. This 45 minute movie shows the making of one of his most elaborate and unique projects – sending up one of his tiled pieces into space. Already released in London, Paris, in New York, Japanese fans will have a chance to see it as well on Saturday, 17th of May. Four free admission screenings (18:30, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30) are planned at […]
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Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Tokyo (Part II)

After a few days in Thailand (covered) and few days in Japan, Ludo (interviewed) has finished up his Asian tour recently. But before leaving Tokyo, he managed to put up couple of more pasters around the city, including this impressive double piece on a 6x6meter wall in the middle of Shibuya. Inspired by Asian culture and tradition as well as the Japanese high tech lifestyle, the works by the Paris-based artist fit the surroundings very well. His animals and plants morphing into weapons, machines and symbols of pop culture […]
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Streets: Phlegm (New Zealand)

After building up and later destroying his first ever gallery show in London (covered), Phlegm took of on a another world trip for a couple of months focusing on what he loves the most – painting large murals. He started  the tour by participating in the Public Festival in Perth, Australia (covered), and then head further south to New Zealand. His next destination was the remote little town of Dunedin in the south of the country, where he spent few days working on this stunning mural. […]
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Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Tokyo (Part I)

After visiting Thailand, and placing his works around Bangkok (covered), Ludo (interviewed) is continuing his Asian tour by visiting Tokyo. As much as he was taken by the cultural difference between Europe and Thailand, landing in Japan was a big change for the artist. As much as he was taken with the abundance of interesting spots and walls to work on in Thai capital, the French artist realized the situation will be very different in the Japanese capital. With every inch of public place being […]
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Art Focus: Pejac

For this edition of art focus, we introduce you to the diverse and inventive works of Spanish artist Pejac. We’ve been following his works for some time now, and have been enjoying the complete range of gallery pieces, indoor murals, and street works he’s been sharing online. From pieces on paper to different interventions involving various concepts and techniques, this skilled artist is able to show and tell so much by painting minimally, bringing new meaning to the term “site specific”. His works often use their surroundings as part of the […]