After returning from a trip to Cambodia where he painted a few murals (covered) along with his Igloo Hong brothers, El Mac decided to work on a project a little closer to home. His latest public arts contribution was created over the holidays at UC San Diego, another portrait piece featuring his distinctive ripple effect. You can watch a couple short videos here and here to get a glimpse at his technique. Photo credit: Eric Heights. Discuss El Mac here.
After a closer look at a mural El Mac recently painted in Phnom Penh, here are now some photos and video of the Igloo Hong Project where other artists including Aryz, Esao Andrews, James Jean joined David Choe as they spread their artistic talents in Cambodia. For more info, you can read more about their trip on Choe’s website as well as his Instagram.
Another street art festival was recently held at yet another unusual and very exotic location – an insular region of France located in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar – Reunion Island. The Ville Musée aka City Museum event was held in a area called La Rose des Vents, where seven big walls have been painted by such artists as Gorg One, Galvis, Seth Globepainter (seen above), France, Ceet, Meo and Jace. Each artists combined their visual language with the motifs of island life or their vision of it, which resulted in series […]
More stories from the week that ended Jan 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Njideka Akunyili Crosby billboard now on display across from the Whitney museum. Artinfo remembers those that passed away in 2015. RIP: Eugenie Schwartz, aka Ersy, who passed away at 64 from complications following ulcer surgery. Preservationists making 3D records of threatened heritage sites in effort to preserve for future generations. France will start to control imports of archaeological works and create refuges where museum collections and recovered goods can be held. Townhouse Gallery and Rawabet Theater in […]
After a first look last week at the Space 52 Project curated by Tristan Eaton during Basel Week Miami with a new mural from Esao Andrews featuring Bob Dylan, we now have shots of what the rest of the artists did. Each participant painted a musical icon as part of a 240 foot mural in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District including the lead Eaton (Afrika Bambaataa), Askew (Billie Holiday), Stephen Bliss (Debbie Harry), Cyrcle. (Beethoven), Drew Merritt (George Harrison), Hush (Lauryn Hill), Hauser (Kraftwerk), and Dave Flores (David Bowie). Photo credit: Jackie Hadel. […]
After big mural festivals taking over most of the major cities around the world, we’re witnessing a trend of similar projects being organized in more exotic, even remote places. The latest one of those was held during the pre-holidays week of December 11-21, in Nagua, Dominican Republic. The Artesano Project is an international public arts initiative that recently hosted around 30 local and international artists for their second annual event. Hosted by Dominican born artist Evoca1 and curated by INOPERAbLE, the event aims to help […]
Our latest Art Focus feature introduces you to the singular work of Trevor Wheatley and his mix of sculptural skills, public art, and typography. Photos of the Toronto-based artist’s signage in the great outdoors can initially deceive you into thinking there is some photoshopping involved, but the slang terms and cultural references used are sculptural creations that show his mastery over a creative mix of materials. He explains his work as such – “Initially, I wanted to impose graphic one-liners on untouched environments. I started with the […]
Continuing our survey of the public art during Basel Week Miami, our eyes turn to a mural by Esao Andrews as he continues to create painterly pieces on the streets. As part of the Space 52 Project curated by Tristan Eaton, this image of Bob Dylan fits in nicely with all the other musicians painted by a select group of artists as part of a 240 foot mural in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District. We’ll bring you more about the project soon but for […]
Another mural that caught our attention during Basel Week Miami was a clever new creation from Phlegm. Curated by Fresco Art and painted on the side of the Bon Vivant building, the new piece takes cues from the railroad track next to the site and features the Sheffield-based artist’s recognizable characters taking a ride on a train. Take a look at the amazing details of the locomotive, the tunnels & towers it traverses, and the creatures in the photos below… Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Phlegm here. […]
More stories from the week that ended Dec 27 (click on bolded words for more information): RIP: Ellsworth Kelly, who passed away today at the age of 92. RIP: Alain Jouffroy, who passed away at the age of 87 after being hospitalized for two weeks. Archivists in Paris working hard to preserve murals created in response to terrorist attacks in the city. Attendence at the Lourve and Centre Pompidou down drastically since terrorist attacks in Paris. The Bardo National Museum strengthens links to Italian institutions following terrorist […]
Working hard over the holidays, Andrew Schoultz brought some cheer recently to old Chinatown in Los Angeles with a new mural. Painted on the side of the Gregorio Escalante Gallery, the new piece features the all seeing eye that is commonly seen in the locally-based artist’s imagery among other signature motifs. Take a look at more detailed shots of the wall below along with some additional work-in-progress photos, but head by for a look yourself if you are in the area. Photo credit: Kenton Parker (front […]
Last month, Isaac Cordal was invited to participate in the Residency at Vyt (Art Students League of New York) for a month. While there, the Spanish artist continued his series of Cement Eclipses works by creating more sculptures for placement on the streets. Scattered around New York City, the urban interventions are metaphors that reflect on politics, bureaucracy, and power – something to think about during the holidays. Discuss Isaac Cordal here.