Os Gemeos are currently in Vancouver working on an impressive outdoor project organized by the Vancouver Biennale. Painting six large silos, on the full 360 degree surface covering 23,500 square feet (7,162 square metres), this is going to be their biggest mural to date, and their first one in Canada. With this project, the twins are joining the impressive roster of international artists including Ai Weiwei, Andy Goldsworthy, Vik Muniz and Jonathan Borofsky in transforming Vancouver into an open air museum for the 2014-2016 Vancouver Biennale. Located on Granville Island alongside […]
Continuing our tour of the amazingly extensive street art festival (coverage here) put on by Galerie Itinerrance in Tunisia, we now turn our attention to Phlegm. Creating a series of small murals on abandoned structures, the UK-based artist played around with the architectural elements and painted appropriately placed windows and doors for his signature characters to interact with. The end result are some of our favorite pieces yet for the Djerbahood Project. Discuss Phlegm here.
More stories from the week that ended Aug 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Parker Ito’s images from his White Cube show. RIP: Richard D. Marshall, who died unexpectedly at the age of 67. RIP: Edward Leffingwell, who died at the age of 72 due to cardiac arrest. Molly Crabapple sneaks into Guggenheim Abu Dhabi site to interview workers and expose poor conditions. Chapman Brothers Piggyback piece at Rome’s MAXXI censored and removed for being paedopornographic. Jayme McLellan fired as instructor at the […]
A couple of weeks ago Pangeaseed.org wrapped up another praiseworthy project on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico – Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans – Mexico Expedition. For this event that took place from July 20-28, they invited a group of international artists to help raise awareness for the conservation of the ocean. Similar to what they did with POW! WOW! Hawaii earlier this year (covered), 1xRun.com released a series of limited edition prints along with this event, with 100% of the proceeds going towards funding the programme. Greatly needed protection for the […]
With a glimpse of the setup to whet your appetite yesterday, here is now the main course – completed photos from Project M/5 from Urban Nation. The lineup, curated by Roland Henry and VNA Magazine, featured Mark Lyken, Inkie, Pam Glew, Fran Bosoletti, Will Barras, Eine, Steff Plaetz, Nick Walker, O. Two, Sickboy, Xenz and Sheone working hard creating window murals and installations as well as some pieces around the Berlin (see Eine here). Photo credit: Henrik Haven.
Whenever some of the Furtherrr Collective boys get together (see 2012, 2013, 2013), you can expect something special to go down. That’s exactly what happened last week in Denver at Cultivate Colorado (666 Buchtel Blvd.) when Mars-1, Damon Soule, and Oliver Vernon combined their powers create this otherworldly mural. With imagery from the three artists that mesh so well together, the new wall is a welcome addition to the cityscape and will stand as a testament to their talent. Photo credit: Spencer Keeton Cunningham (Via Hi-Fructose). […]
Prolific Bay Area bomber ABOVE (interviewed) recently completed a marathon session in London at the Chrisp Street Market in Poplar over the weekend. Using over 100 cans of spray paint while making his mark on 46 shutters in a span of 48 hours, ABOVE surely came close to some sort of record while covering over 19 shop fronts with his iconic arrow motif. Take a look at some more examples of what the American artist put up below… Photo credit: Global Street Art / ABOVE. Discuss ABOVE […]
More stories from the week that ended Aug 10 (click on bolded words for more information): Ryoji Ikeda’s spectra shoots up into the London sky to commemorate first world war. RIP: Herbert Volkmann, who died at the age of 60. Oleg Vorotnikov, founder of Voina, arrested in Venice in July and faces extradition to Russia. Could there be more important cultural and archaeological sites at risk for destruction by ISIS? MOCANoMi board to form new entity, move out of North Miami and into Design District. […]
Today’s Art Focus features Fernando Gomez Balbontin, a painter who hails from Santiago, Chile. Seen here are an ongoing series of works entitled Thoughts About Life And Death, acrylic on canvas paintings that depict horrific crashes (automobiles and planes) with strange figures seen next to the scenes of disasters. Are they curious bystanders, the victims of the accidents, ghosts of the recently deceased occupants, or something more sinister? While assessing the situation, the viewer is left to ponder their views on death, which is in […]
Urban Nation in Berlin are continuing their series of workshops, events and exhibitions with Project M/5, this time curated by Roland Henry and VNA Magazine (also see M/4, M/3) For the next part of this summer long event, Henry and his team of knowledgeable street/urban art lovers put together an interesting and diverse lineup of participating artists. Featuring some big names from the scene, as well as some fresh new names, the participants will be painting large murals and putting on an exclusive show. The full lineup revealed only few days before the […]
Another artist (also see Bom.K & Herbert Baglione) making their mark at the massive Djerbahood Project curated by Galerie Itinerrance was the Belgium-based ROA. The prolific street dissection specilist has since traveled to Sweden, but first, he laid down several sweet murals on Djerba Island in Tunisia utilizing the domed architecture of the reason quite nicely. Check out more photos below… Photos via Street Art Belgium. Discuss ROA here.
Another artist that was invited to Djerba in Tunisia for the Djerbahood Project organized by Galerie Itinerrance was Brazilian artist Herbert Baglione. The streets of the picturesque village of Erriadh felt like a perfect setting for his ongoing 1000 Shadows project, so the artist painted several new pieces around the town. Like many other artists participating in the project, Baglione involved existing architectural elements into his work, but he pushed that concept even further. Using random objects, such a common clay vases that can be found in the area, he definitely created some of his most haunting […]