Back for a second year, POW! WOW! Long Beach 2016 will be kicking off soon, running from July 11-17. Painting larger and more walls this year in the Southern California beach city, this year’s event will feature murals from 123Klan, Aaron Li-Hill, Andrew Hem, Brendan Monroe, Cinta Vidal, Dave Van Patten, Defer, Dragon76, Edwin Ushiro, Ernest Zacharevic, Evah Fan, Felipe Pantone, Gail Werner, Gary Musgrave, Hitozuki, Hula, James Molina, James Haunt, Jeff McMillan, Kaplan Bunce, Karshink, Mr44, OG23, OG Slick, Pantonio, Sarah Joncas, Sket One, Telmo […]
Moving a lot around Europe lately, Rustam Qbic recently visited the Italian city of Ravenna where he painted his contribution to the Subsidenze Street Art Festival. Working three long days in the warm Italian sun, the Kazan artist quickly finished this new piece titled Immigration. Measuring 15m x 5m, this wall is a nice example of the symbolic surrealistic images that Qbic has been painting around the globe. Matching his color palette with the tones of the surrounding buildings, this dreamy mural beautifully blends with its surrounding. Depicting a […]
After seeing her wall mural painted for Guzzo Club in Barcelona, we have wondered how Cinta Vidal’s work would translate to the streets. With her recent series of experimental pieces with her friend Uriginal on the streets of her hometown, fans of her work now have an idea. The collaboration blends in nicely Vidal’s law of physics defying architectural imagery with Uriginal’s portraiture. Also, for those in the SoCal, Vidal will be painting a wall for the upcoming Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension show at the Long […]
In May, we shared with you the amazing takeover by JR (interviewed) at the famous Louvre in Paris where he pasted over the iconic pyramid using photographs of the surrounding structures. Looking at the right angle, it appeared that the pyramid in the main courtyard “disappears” from sight. Who better to collaborate with next in an inception-like project than with China’s disappearing man – Liu Bolin? With both the French and Chinese artist painted over, the two friends (see 2012 collaboration) blended in with the already camoflauged pyramid behind them. This intriguing […]
It’s been a few months since our last Rewind feature, but with POW! WOW! Long Beach set to start soon (more on this later), we thought now was a good time to share with you the good times that were had at the main event in Hawaii earlier this year. Take a look at the footage below as well as some other other notable videos… Mel Kadel’s work animated. Art Basel Unlimited. Martin Creed discusses his show at The Park Avenue Armory. Doug Aitken: “Electric […]
More stories from the week that ended July 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Sui Park creates sea creature sculptures using cable ties. RIP: Kenworth Moffett, who passed away at the age of 81, due to complications of heart disease. RIP: Peter J. Amdam. RIP: Lisa Liebmann, who passed away at the age of 61. RIP: Ben Patterson, who passed away at the age of 82. RIP: Wellington Ward, who passed away at the age of 81. Isil destroys Temple of Nabu in the Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern […]
We recently visited the studio of painter Mike Dargas as he prepares for his upcoming solo show at Opera Gallery in London from 6 – 20 July (curated by Jean-David Malat). Born in 1983 in Cologne, he started drawing and making paintings with oil paint from a very young age. In his early twenties, the German artist built himself a solid reputation in the tattoo scene and won numerous prizes and awards. Drawing his inspiration from masters like Dali, Caravaggio and HR Giger, Dargas studied various techniques […]
Continuing her series of works featuring a novel method of embroidering metal objects, Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė has recently decided to apply her unique technique to war helmets. The Lithuanian artist, who is choice of our next Art Focus article, recently exhibited these pieces at Art Vilnius 2016 where she was awarded for best installation at the fair. The title of the fresh collection of works is Kill For Peace, of which you can see more photos below… Via Colossal.
Earlier this month, Buff Monster painted a new mural in Montreal for this year’s edition of the Mural Festival. Working along with other artists in the heart of Saint-Laurent Boulevard, the American artist decided to tackle the them of the deadly seven sins through the lens of his signature ice cream characters. Other international and local artists in creating murals and/or installations in this year program include D*Face, Meggs, Fafi, Felipe Pantone, Maser, Natalia Rak, Mateo, Klone Yourself, Acidum Project, Grems, Jonathan Bergeron, Roadsworth, Five Eight, Jason […]
Joining the plethora of artists that have had art visible from the High Line in New York, Barbara Kruger unveiled a mural she designed earlier this year (and on view through March 2017). This latest work from the American artist famous for her text-based creations is entitled Untitled (Blind Idealism Is…) and features an “adaptation of a quote from Afro-Caribbean philosopher and revolutionary thinker Frantz Fanon, which has appeared in multiple works by the artist.” The words read BLIND IDEALISM IS REACTIONARY SCARY DEADLY (with the words REACTIONARY & […]
Continuing their longstanding public arts program, Urban Nation in Berlin recently completed their ninth edition – Project M/9. Curated by JUSTKIDS and StreetArtNews, the event this time hosted Borondo (seen above), Fafi, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Askew, 1010, and Eron as they painted walls in the capital city with “Colors” as the theme. Take a look at the photos below… Photo credit: JUSTKIDS & Nika Kramer.
Building on the themes he first unveiled with an installation on the first and second floor of the Eiffel Tower back in November, Shepard Fairey (featured) opened a new solo last night at Galerie Itinerrance entitled Earth Crisis (more on this later). This imagery was further extended with a new mural last week in Paris (60 rue Jeanne-d’Arc, 75013) utilizing the same turquoise and blue that the American artist is utilizing for his new exhibition to remind us to take care of our air, water, and vegetation as well as to preserve […]