On October 4th, Wunderkammern will be opening a solo from Spanish silhouette master Sam3 entitled Monumental. The exhibition will mark the beginning of the gallery’s new art project entitled Limitless which will see four other international street artists take turns presenting new bodies of work and public art in Rome. First up is this sweet new wall painted with Sam3’s shadow technique as well as upcoming indoor works featuring ceramics, paper, and canvas works. Photo credit: Giorgio Coen Cagli (courtesy Wunderkammern). Discuss Sam3 here.
Ahead of Carl Krull’s current show at V1 Gallery, which opened over the weekend, we paid a visit to his studio to take a look at the new work. Situated at the top of an ancient building in Copenhagen overlooking the harbor, the impressive work space is a perfect setting to get the creative juices going and has indeed housed other artists throughout its history. Seismic is an appropriate title for Krull’s new work as he uses a very distinctive technique to produce his images […]
A new piece from Banksy has recently popped up on the southeast coast of England as the town of Folkestone prepared for the Folkestone Triennial. Taking place every three years, the public art project was gifted this new piece from the elusive street artist entitled Art Buff featuring an elderly lady admiring a buffed area of graffiti as if it was art on a pedestal. Head to Payers Park in the towne center to take a look for yourself if you are in the area. Discuss […]
While in town for his popup show in New York (more on this later), Conor Harrington (interviewed) made sure to leave his mark on the streets for his fans. One of the murals he worked on was for the L.I.S.A. Project on Rivington and Suffolk and featured one of his colonial style characters painted in his combined loose and photorealistic style. Check out more in progress photos below… Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion. Discuss Conor Harrington here.
AM recently got the chance to catch up with California based pop surrealist & art professor Bob Dob while he was preparing this year’s Baby Tattooville (other interviews here). Bob uses an illustrative, retro style to capture feelings of optimism tapered with cynical images to capture strange moments with a cast of recurring characters (most notably the red devil Luey). Questions and answers below… Arrested Motion (AM): Tell me about your history with Baby Tattooville? What are you most excited about? Bob Dob (BD): I was […]
More stories from the week that ended Sept 28 (click on bolded words for more information): JR’s exhibition Unframed — Ellis Island in NY Times. Image: Joshua Bright for The New York Times. Two American tourists allegedly steal 30kg artifact from the ruins of Pompeii. Uffizi Gallery in Italy damaged by flooding after massive hail storms. Ownership of set of 396 prints by Jörg Immendorff in dispute in court. WSJ provides information and tips for dividing art work in case of a divorce or death. […]
Washington State based artist Brom is a legend in the fantasy world, with art work in movies, games and books. His latest book Krampus, the Yule Lord was released in April of this year and he is coming off of recent appearances at Emerald City Con and Fantasy Con. AM recently got the chance to talk with him while he was preparing for this year’s Baby Tattooville about things like his experiences working on Van Helsing, how living in the Pacific Northwest affects his work and who he […]
After putting together an elaborate installation and mural for the Royal Opera House in London (covered), Phlegm used a similar technique for a project further up north. The site-specific work was created in his home city at the Sheffield Bazaar as part of the Festival of the Mind. Housed in one of the oldest parts of the city, the scene set up shows Phlegm’s characters interacting in an old school marketplace setting. Check out more detail shots below… Photo credit: Ladoza. Discuss Phlegm here.
Continuing their art related efforts, Urban Nation recently invited Shepard Fairey’s (featured) in for their One Wall Project. Intermixing the text “Make Art Not War,” “Eyes Open Mind Open,” and “Rise Above,” with his familiar imagery, the Los Angeles-based street artist has left a visible mark in the hip Berlin district for the fans of Obey. The new mural is located right at the entrance to the U-Bahn station Hallesches Tor, Mehringplatz, at the beginning of Friedrichstraße. Shep states – “I was in Berlin for a […]
The geometrically inclined James “Dalek” Marshall (interviewed) recently travelled from his home in North Carolina to paint Instagram’s first ever sponsored public art at the Brooklyn Bridge Park. Working on a double decker container, he covered it in his signature combination of lines, shapes, and colors creating a striking mural that stood out against the New York skyline in the background. Check out more photos below and head over for a look yourself through September 28th. Photo credit: Joe Russo. Discuss Dalek here.
After a successful solo show in NYC recently (covered), and stopping in Portland for a mural project (covered), DALeast made a huge d-tour on his way home to Capetown by stopping in Dunedin, New Zealand. That same coastal town that hosted Phlegm (covered) there a couple of months ago also invited the Chinese-born artist to leave his mark there through the Dunedin Mural Project. Defoliation took about four days to finish and shows the landing motion of the extinct indigenous Haast’s Eagle from South New Zealand. This bird was […]
For our latest edition of Streets World Roundup, our featured mural is from Geoff McFetridge for the new Warby Parker store in Venice. The illustrator, designer, and artist has worked with the eyewear line before, but this latest project which graces the facade of their location on Abbott Kinney is the most striking collaboratioin yet, taking advantage of the architectural elements of the surface brilliantly. Take a look at the inside of the store here and head over for a look yourself when you are […]