Baltimore seems to be a hotspot for street art recently. Not only has Open Walls Baltimore filled the city with murals (see Gaia & Vhils), Martha Cooper also has invited some artists to Sowebo for some urban beautifying themselves like 2501 & Pixel Pancho (seen above). Other outdoor work worth mentioning this week include pieces from Fresh, Zilda (Italy), Persue x Ewok x Bates x Aroe x Esteme x Yes2 x Totem2 x Serch x Ever x Rime x Revok x Snow (San Francisco), JR […]
For this week’s Rewind, we have another selection of worthy videos for you to peruse including an interview with Faile. Vice caught up with the Patricks for an Art Talk about their new tile installation entitled The 104 North 7th Project (covered) in New York. Other notable videos include: Behind-the-scenes video of Cai Guo-Qiang at the MOCA (via hyde or die). Vernissage TV visits the SOFA Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair in NY. Timelapse of Candice Tripp’s This Will Hurt Tomorrow painting and print signing. […]
For this week’s Art Focus, we point you to the wire sculptures of Chinese artist Shi Jindian. Bringing to mind the intricate and ethereal mesh work from Do Ho Suh, Shi instead creates his pieces by wrapping steel wires around object and then destroying or extracting the inner object leaving only a metal shadow. If you are in Hong Kong, stop by Contemporary By Angela Li as one of his pieces was recently part of a group show there earlier this month. More photo of […]
Last week, Jeff Soto (interviewed) sent over some in-progress photos from the RVA Street Art Festival in Richmond, Virginia where artists like Dalek, Mark Jenkins, Pose, Richard Colman, and others were painting murals along the James River Power Plant Building and Floodwall. Jeff has now followed up those pics with some of of the completed walls including areas where artist’s work leaked into each other’s field leading to some sweet collaborative work. Photoset after the jump…
Last week, we shared some photos of Olek as she returned to her hometown for the Katowice Street Art Festival where she yarnbombed excavators. She wasn’t the only street artist to hit up the Polish city because a steady stream of urban beautifiers have put up work of their own including Mark Jenkins (interviewed) with a attention grabbing tug-of-war installation and Escif with a huge on-off switch. If you remember, we also included the piece by Ludo (interviewed) earlier this week in our Streets: World Roundup. Take a look […]
Last weekend, ROA painted a huge hedgehog that you can see peeking around the corner on Chance Street in Shoreditch. This public art gift to London was in association with the Belgium-based street artist’s dual showing at StolenSpace (covered) and their popup location (covered) collectively entitled Hypnagogia. More photos after the jump via Street Art London.
The South Africa-based Faith47 recently sent us a photo of her latest piece, If Winter Comes. The large mural is located in Melbourne where she is in town about to open her joint show entitled Antenna Garden with DAL tonight, April 26th, at Rtist Gallery. While there, the couple will also be speaking at Carbon so make sure you check out both events if you are in the area. A closer look at the mural and showcard after the jump…
SHEONE has been a busy little bee since his Paris collabo with Nick Walker. Traveling down to West Africa, the legendary writer worked on the ZION STREET PROJECT created by Wide Open Walls. SHEONE hit up 14 different villages in Gambia and beautified the structures that housed the residents living in the Ballabu Conservation Area. We look forward to seeing more as this project’s momentum continues to grow. Until then, check out the beautiful abstractions in the wild after the jump. Photography by Larry Makasutu.
This Friday, Ian Francis (featured) will be unveiling a new series of works entitled 10,000 Years From Now at London’s Lazarides (Rathbone Place). On our recent journey around the globe, we had the pleasure to trek up to Bristol to visit Ian’s studio. While there, we saw numerous pieces as they were in progress including ones that highlighted his seductive figures and mysterious landscapes tugging at the boundaries between the literal and the abstract. Watching Ian work is simply amazing. From carefully rendered studies comes […]
It’s been a long while since the last Instagram Roundup from the streets of East London here on AM, so we thought it was about time we gathered some photos of what’s been happening over the last five months. A favourite is definitely this great wall from Sweet Toof and Paul Insect, some wonderful painting by Conor Harrington, another visit from Sheffield artist Phlegm and new stabby women paste ups by Kid Acne and plenty more. There really is too much to talk about here, […]
AM was fortunate enough to be able to trek down recently to Washington D.C. and catch Tomokazu Matsuyama’s (interviewed) solo exhibition at the Katzen Arts Center at the American University Museum. Aptly titled Thousand Regards, Matsu presented a balanced mix of works that varied from sculptures, paintings to installations to greet the guests visiting the museum. The well curated show displayed the many facets of the artist’s unique heritage and east meets west artistic approach. We caught his classic Kirin paintings and triptychs from his Running Deep […]
Our weekly summary of street work is lead off by this new piece by the Mexico-based Liqen, whose attention to detail and surreal imagery has not gone unnoticed. He states – “This April I was invited by the “collective tomato” to paint a mural on a recovery project Xanenetla neighborhood, a neighborhood with lots of history to Mexico in the city of Puebla. ”Elotl” in pre-Hispanic Nahuatl language, corn (maize cob) is the staple food of this nation, I wanted to join the family idea how strong is palpable here, making each grain a person or animal, as a unit of a set. For some time I kept this idea to represent Mexico. Other notable walls last week include work from […]