After sharing some photos of Sam3’s pieces for the Public Art project in Horsens, Denmark, we now have some shots of another participant, Brad Downey. As opposed to the typical street artist, Downey’s work is more conceptual in nature and often takes advantage of existing urban elements that he exploits in which he sees natural irony or subtle metaphors. Take a look at the American artist working in the photos below, as well some of the completed interventions (three at the port and three in the center of town). Photo […]
Geoff McFetridge, who recently showed during at Volta during Art Basel week and also completed a mural at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, looks like he has a nice space to work in. Printed Pages, the print publication of It’s Nice That, recently paid the Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist in his studio. Check out more photos of the space as well as some glimpses into his creative process below… Photo credit: Printed Pages (via Hypebeast). Discuss Geoff McFetridge here.
Besides a new mural utilizing a novel approach from Faile, the streets of Vienna also saw the Cash, Cans, & Candy group show bring in Shepard Fairey. Along with a major piece created on the side of a building, his imagery could also be seen popping up all through the Austrian capital. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: famiglia_vienna. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
It’s been over a month since our last Rewind feature, so it’s past due that we share some videos that caught our eye in the recent weeks. Headlining things is a documentary behind the making of BOOKHEAD, a music video from JJ Doom directed by Stephen Powers aka ESPO. Along with a colorful backstory as to their history together and how things progressed up until the making of this video, the footage also features the two creatives explaining their thoughts behind the process as well […]
It looks like Chinese artist Liu Bolin was back in New York again recently since the last time he was in the Big Apple when we hung out with him and JR as they worked on an interesting collaborative project together. While in town for his current exhibition at Eli Klein Fine Art, site of his show in 2012 (covered), the photographer and painter decided to stop by 5Pointz Aerosol Arts Center, in an area of Queens which has heavy graffiti presence. The walls there will soon be replaced […]
In association with Galerie Ernst Hilger’s Cash, Cans, & Candy street art group show in Vienna, various participants have also got up around town. Faile contributed an interesting large-scale mural utilizing a block-style process for the first time. Each piece of the 84 sections are handpainted with stencils, an aesthetic that is a nice parallel the format seen in the Brooklyn-based duo’s gallery work recently with the puzzle work. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Faile here.
More stories from the week ended June 30: National Gallery of Art plans first-ever show with a living African-American artist – Kerry James Marshall. RIP: Monica Ross, who died on the last day of her five-year project, Anniversary—an act of memory. RIP: Bert Stern, who died at the age of 83. Ruth Carter Stevenson House, design: Harwell Hamilton Harris, landscape: Thomas Church – demolished. Oakland housing project reborn as a three-story art installation on the eve of its demolition. Syrian art smuggled from the midst of civil […]
Sonia Rentsch is an artist and designer based in Melbourne who worked recently on a project that caught our eye. Harm Less is a series of photos she arranged for the January Biannual that featured plant life arranged to resemble various weapons. The dried plant life stills were meant to “ponder the themes of Life, Death, Ritual and Evolution.” Check out more images below… Via Highsnobiety.
After hitting up the Mediterranean coastline with some inventive murals, Spanish artist Sam3 headed to Denmark to participate in a new event. Located in the old Danish city of Horsens, the project Public Art saw the silhouette master get up twice at the port and once in the center of the town. Other artists scheduled to attend include Brad Downey, Escif, Pobel, Thomas Dambo, and Ornduvald so we’ll bring you more photos soon… Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Sam3 here.
Hopefully those in London had a chance to check out the great showing from D*Face (interviewed) at Stolenspace before it closed last weekend. Around the same time, the local street artist found time to get up near the gallery (Commercial Street, across the way from Spitalfields Market) with some of his recent pop imagery. Working through the rain, the water turned out to be a good opportunity to get some photos… Photos via the artist. Discuss D*Face here.
German artist and muralist Hendrik ‘ECB’ Beikirch was recently in Split, Croatia, where he took part in a local XStatic festival by painting a new mural on Gripe sports center. Known for the large scale portraits he has painted worldwide (the biggest one being in Busan, South Korea), ECB created another recognizable piece in the center of the city. Since the wall he was painting on is near a place where local senior citizens meet up for card games (“briškula”) and where cold refreshments are served during hot summer […]
Joining an illustrious list of artists (see some of the others here) commissioned by The High Line to design a billboard, Raymond Pettibon chose to use his 2010 drawing No Title (Safe he called…). The scene at home plate features the American artist’s characteristic imagery and text which references characters known well to those in New York like The Notorious B.I.G, Jackie Robinson, and Robert Moses. Stop by next time you are taking a stroll on the famed pedestrian walkway (through July 1) and plan to be back when his […]