For the last several years, summer in Europe means a lot of street art festivals producing some amazing murals. This year, Brazilian twin brothers Os Gemeos are spending some time on the old continent, but taking a bit of a different route than majority. Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo recently visited Minsk in Belarus, taking part in the Vulica Brasil Festival that celebrates Belorus-Brasilian urban art. Like their recent NYC escapades (covered), the duo decided to paint a new figurative piece there. Similar to their silos painted in Vancouver last […]
More stories from the week that ended Sept 20 (click on bolded words for more information): Bloomberg provides a tour of the Broad museum. KPCC gives a behind the scenes tour. Christopher Knight reviews the inaugural show at the Broad. Holland Cotter of the NY Times also reviews the museum. LA Times reveals the opening festivities. Artnet writes about why The Broad one of the best museums in North America. How the Broad hires and trains its staff. Image above by Iwan Baan. RIP: Phoebe Fairweather, who died […]
Last week, as part of the festivities surrounding the fifth annual ArtRua fair, held in the Centro Cultural Ação da Cidadania in Rio de Janeiro, local artists were invited in to paint some large panels for the fairgoers to enjoy. As one of the chosen artists, Titi Freak painted a man posed upside down with his usual style and technique and entitled it “A queda do ego” or “The fall of the ego.” Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Titi Freak here.
As one of the selected artists for the Rumsey St. Project, Mark Dean Veca (interviewed) was recently invited into Michigan to create a site-specific installation. Habitat for Humanity of Kent County has offered SiTE:LAB the use of nearly three acres of land in Grand Rapids’ Roosevelt Park neighborhood where they invited local and international artists in to create works in response to the vacant land and structures. For his part, MDV decided to build a shrine to the American Car, especially those that came out of Detroit in the 1960s. Entitled Pony […]
Last week, Los Angeles graffiti legend RISK finished a mural (arranged by LeBasse Projects) at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena. The new piece featuring his “Beautifully Destroyed” aesthetic is part of the OUTSIDEIN, an indoor and outdoor exhibition that will focus graffiti-based mural painting that will eventually grow to include work from Olivia Bevilacqua, David Flores, Chase, Robbie Conal, Cryptik, Jeanne Detallante, Shepard Fairey, James Jean, Geoff McFetridge, Kenny Scharf, and Jeff Soto. For those interested, an opening reception is scheduled for October 8th (6-10pm) with […]
Over the weekend, D*Face (interviewed) completed a mural in Fort Smith, Arkansas, an effort that took five days. Painted for the Unexpected event curated by Just Kids, the piece entitled Badlands features a cowboy astride a horse rendered in the British artist’s comic inspired style. He further states – “This is a bandit’s life, it comes and goes and them the breaks.” Photo credit: Rom Levy (via StreetArtNews). Discuss D*Face here.
With this year’s NuArt Festival wrapping up last week, we now have some more photos of outdoor works that we may have missed in our earlier coverage. Hitting the streets of Stavenger, the roster of artists left their recognizable marks over the Norwegian city like the piece seen above from Ernest Zacharevic that features stitch work to keep the locals warm in the upcoming winter. Photo credit: Ian Cox. Discuss this year’s NuArt Festival here.
More stories from the week that ended Sept 14 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and info for Jamian Juliano-Villani’s Nudge the Judge at Tanya Leighton up on gallery’s website. RIP: Dahlia Yehia, 25, who was beaten to death after traveling to Nepal to assist in earthquake relief efforts. RIP: John Perreault, who died at the age of 78 from complications resulting from gastrointestinal surgery. Someone spray-painting “NO MORE CHINESE” graffiti around multiple locations in San Francisco. Anish Kapoor refuses to remove anti-semitic graffiti from his Versailles sculpture after […]
Hitting the streets of Los Angeles once again, Anthony Lister (filmed) spent time getting up all over town the last couple weeks leading up to his current show at New Image Art. Showing his versatility with the roller and spraycans, working day and night, the Australian vandal left one of his signature ballerinas at Superchief Gallery as well as his take on police brutality (seen above). Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Anthony Lister here.
The colorful sculptures of Troy Coulterman recently caught our eye, mostly humans entwined with abstract and geometric forms that drip or extrude from each figure. He currently has a show at Arch Enemy Arts, a series of works collectively entitled Full Disclosure and on view in Philadelphia through September 27th. He further states – “I chose these basic shapes because they are loaded with symbolism and have various meanings throughout different cultures. A triangle can represent future, truth or intellect, a circle can represent present, perfection […]
With most of the Forest For The Trees murals finished, now’s the time to do the first part of our recap of this year’s event (also see 2013, 2014). The name of the mural festival comes from the phrase “they can’t see the forest for the trees” which signifies the inability to understand the greater picture when you’re too focused solely on what’s in front of you. Organizers Gage Hamilton and Matt Wagner of Hellion Gallery hope that the art will draw Portland’s residents away from their daily routine. Enjoy some photos […]
Recently in Berlin, Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) finished up a sweet mural for the One Wall Project organized by Urban Nation. Entitled Rise and Fall, the new piece takes inspiration from the greek goddess of victory as well as the film Wings of Desire, both sourced from the background of the capital city. Navigating 24 windows on the facade of the building measuring five stories high, the wall painted ended up being Li-Hill’s largest one to date. The American artist further explains these fallen angels – “Based on two source points, […]