French street artist and photographer JR is in Berlin this week, working on a new project that will span over 15 different buildings within the city limits. In conjunction with his Wrinkles of the City project, his new work will include portraits of elderly individuals who have, over time, witnessed and experienced the upheaval and transformation of the city of Berlin. One of the first pieces already completed shows a hand making a “West Side” symbol on a busy intersection in East Berlin. On April 17th […]
Category Archives: Seen on Streets
Last month, we shared some photos of a mural Liqen painted on the side of a wooden building while spending some time on the Ecuadorian Pacific coast. It looks like while passing through Cuyabeno, the Mexican street artist also got up on a similar structure with an armed monkey image. As usual, his surreal details are what makes his work stand out – take a closer look at the gun the primate is wielding. Discuss Liqen here.
The geometrically-inclined Momo has spent the last several weeks working in Jamaica on various mural projects. He certainly looked like he was having a good time along with partner in crime Angelo (Fame Festival), and their stay there was quite productive also judging from various large to medium-sized walls that were painted on the streets as well as indoors. Take a look at more of the work below… Photo credit: Fame Festival. Discuss Momo here.
After a bit of traveling, LUDO (interviewed) appears to have spent a good part of last month back in his home country of France. Continuing his series of street works – Nature’s Revenge – the French artist keeps creative modifying creatures and plants for war with humans. The most impressive this large insect wheatpasted up in Lille. Take a look at the rest of the work below… Discuss Ludo here.
After traveling and painting through different parts of India, AEC (one half of Interesni Kazki) has continued on to South Africa. The trip took him through Johannesburg and Cape Town where he got up with the Dali-like surreal imagery that he and his brother have become known for. Take a look at other murals and more details down below… Discuss Interesni Kazki here.
We haven’t brought you an in-depth focus on D*Face’s (interviewed) since his Berlin wall project in Los Angeles (covered), so here is a look at some new street work. D and his crew were recently in Puerto Rico where he finished a large mural featuring his his Lichtenstein-inspired imagery as well as classic D*Face charaters, some deconstructed. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss D*Face here.
Bumblebee’s street work oftentimes deals with serious issues, such as youth homelessness and environmental awareness. His most recent mural though, a 8′x40′ piece located on the corner of Melrose and Spaulding in Hollywood, CA, is of a more whimsical and personal sort. Walk the Dog combines the artist’s childhood past times and hobbies of yo-yoing and skateboarding. As winter transitions into spring, be reminded of how much fun you had during spring break with no school and endless hours with your four-legged best friend and […]
Earlier this week, we gave you a behind the scenes look of street artist Crash, a.k.a. John Matos (featured), as he worked the renowned Bowery & Houston wall. With the help of Tats Cru member BIO assisting on the cans, Mr. Matos powered through this fresh composition featuring the iconic cartoon character Popeye. Maybe a possible nod to Jeff Koons? Regardless, it’s impressive to see Crash turn his concept sketch on paper into a large scale reality.
After a great post-Sandy inspired mural by How & Nosm (covered), it’s time for a new artist to take on the iconic Bowery & Houston wall. Legendary graffiti and fine artist Crash, a.k.a. John Matos (featured), was tasked to put his hybrid street & Lichtenstein-inspired style on this marquee location for New Yorkers to admire. Pulling from his deep arsenal of urban experience, Crash lived up to his reputation as he hit the ground running. As you can see above from the concept sketch that he shared […]
Ukranian duo Interesni Kazki have been splitting up recently on separate side trips, with each working on some of their own projects. This latest set of murals were painted by AEC in Varkala, a coastal town in India including the piece seen above - Fishing With The Sun. Take a look at the other pieces as well as more detailed pics below… Discuss Interesni Kazki here.