After showing you some in-progress shots and some sneak peeks of the massive amount of work in progress on the streets of Kakaako, we now have a recap of many of the walls and public interventions that were created for POW! WOW! Hawaii. This year’s event had locations that were more compact and centrally located, leading to a more easily navigated set of murals. We had many favorites for 2017 including the piece by Telmo Miel seen above… Photo credit: @halopigg. Discuss POW! WOW! Hawaii here.
The hardworking team of creatives behind the Nuart Festival in Stavanger, Norway, recently announced a new chapter in their ongoing efforts to bring art to the public and to trigger creative & critical thinking. After turning their hometown to one of the world’s street art meccas, and getting the neighboring towns and other parts of the country involved in their program, they are now crossing borders with upcoming Nuart Aberdeen project. Impressed by their achievements over the last decade and half, the Nuart team was approached by Aberdeen […]
Continued good weather made for good painting conditions (albeit a little on the sunnier side) as POW! WOW! Hawaii draws closer to conclusion. Here are some more shots from the streets as we continued visiting walls in Kakaako including seeing work from Mr. Jago (working on his abstraction technique), Joram Roukes (getting some vertical lift), Woes (expressing his panda love), The Draculas (painting a surreal campfire scene), Kevin Lyons (sharing his signature monsters), Tavar Zawacki aka ABOVE (continuing to evolve his arrow imagery), and OG Slick (shouting out […]
When the call comes from POW! WOW! Hawaii for an artist to join the festivities, oftentimes it doesn’t take long for them to say YES! The annual get together is almost like a reunion of sorts as participants around the world get to see their friends and colleagues again – in an idyllic island setting. The main attraction of the event of course are the plethora of opportunities to catch public art in progress, all centered in the Kakaako district of Honolulu. While walking the streets, we […]
Recently in Mexico City, RETNA (featured) was invited in to create public art for The Beauty Project México. Painting his distinct script at the Cuauhtemoc building in the Tlatelolco neighborhood, the Los Angeles-based writer spent a few days working on the 21 story twin structures, his tallest intervention to date. Other artist who will be joining the project in the upcoming weeks include Alexis CILER, Olivia Steele, Saner, AEC (Interesni Kazki), Ericailcane and others. Discuss RETNA here. Photo credit: Victor Ceballos, Toni Francois, Fifty24MX, and the artist.
Recently at the MOCA in Los Angeles, a large-scale vinyl reproduction of Jonas Wood’s imagery was put up on the museum’s 5,400 square-foot facade. Rearranging segments of his watercolor painting Still Life With Two Owls from 2014, the mural introduces passerby’s to common elements of the locally-based artist’s modern takes on still lifes – plants, ceramics, collage-like compositions. The installation at the Grand Avenue location will be on view for roughly a year with the idea to rotate in work from different artists in a continuing […]
A couple days ago, Shepard Fairey (featured) wrapped up his latest large scale mural in Las Vegas, created for the Life is Beautiful festival and curated by Justkids. Entitled Cultivate Harmony, the 21 story high piece now graces the facade of the Plaza Hotel in downtown. Working in unusually cold and windy weather over the course of six days, Shep and his team hope the wall will “remind people that peace and harmony with each other and the planet itself are the only way to maintain what sustains us.” Photo credit: […]
Guido Van Helten recently spent some time in Spain where he worked on his largest indoor project to date. Known for his black and white photorealistic murals, mostly created on industrial or abandoned buildings, he made a great use of the opportunity to paint on the group of seven indoor silos. Invited by the Bodega Solar de Samaniego winery to participate in their Drinking Between Lines artistic project, the Australian-born artist picked seven images of the local people that are somehow related to the wine […]
Bezt from Etam Cru and Natalia Rak recently combined forces to kick off the RAD Napa project (curated by Thinkspace) by creating a new mural entitled Knocking On Heaven’s Door. The Polish artists soldiered through moments of pouring rain in California’s Napa Valley over the course of 12 days to paint their first collaborative wall together. The ongoing multi-year program will see more artists joining in to beautify 1.7 miles of the rail and bike corridor which will become the first art district in the Napa Valley. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Etam […]
The first phase of the Dubai Street Museum project was recently completed with the participation of 12 international and local artists, producing 16 murals on themes drawn from the UAE’s history and heritage. Organized by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office, and Dubai Municipality, this project seeks to highlight the UAE’s unique history, achievements and aspirations through public artworks. Curators Rom Levy and Sanaz Askari invited some well known names from the genre, many of which had a chance to paint in UAE […]
While spending about a week in Panjim, India, Faith47 painted a series of works entitled La Petite Mort. Using the imagery of the lotus flower, strikingly contrasted against the gritty streets of the capital city, the South African artist sends a hopeful message to those that happen across her pieces. She further states – “The lotus, while rooted in the mud, blossoms on long stalks floating above the mud. This ability for something so strong and pure growing out of dirty water is symbolic of our […]
While in Miami, we of course stopped by the Wynwood Walls complex to see what new updates they had to their program this year. One of the highest profile street art related projects for Basel Week Miami added new murals this year from Audrey Kawasaki (offsite – previously covered), AVAF, Beau Stanton, Case, Dasic Fernandez, David Choe (seen above), Faith47, Felipe Pantone, Findac, Okuda, Pixel Pancho (seen above), Risk, and Tatiana Suarez. The theme for this year was “Fear Less,” something curator Jessica Goldman Srebnick, elaborated on – “Every year we […]