As Greece moves towards an inevitable default, likely pulling the rest of the world into a double-dip recession, Blu lands in town to give his special commentary on the subject. There seems no end to his Euro road trip as he has made his way to and from countries and cities like Italy, Bologna, Palestra, Jesi, Krakow, Poznań, Fabriano, Cologne, Grottaglie, Valencia, Italy, and Spain again. Now, he hits another home run with this poignant new mural that proves once again a painting is worth a thousand […]
Another great curatorial choice for Nuart Festival is rising star Phlegm, who traveled from his home base of Sheffield for this year’s event. For his part, he painted a nice mural on the side of a derelict building featuring his signature affection for all things airborne and also filled an entire room with his creatures and characters in a strange, almost evolutionary, lineup. More photos after the jump thanks to Henrik Haven… Discuss Phlegm here. Photo credit: Henrik Haven for Arrested Motion.
Agata Oleksiak aka Olek, who recently held a solo show in New York, took her guerrilla crocheting into the public domain several days ago in support of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Putting her knitting skills on overdrive, she covered the Alamo sculpture in NY, also known as the Astor Place Cube, with a colorful patchwork of yarn with embedded messages. This will not be her first high profile public intervention, if you remember, as she burst onto the scene last year by taking on […]
With the Nuart Festival in full swing in Norway, the next artists to grace the walls of Stavenger are German duo Herakut. The creative blend of Hera’s loose and more abstract elements with Akut’s photorealistic skills is a special aesthetic that can’t be duplicated. They took time to work on a large wall (with the assistance of a mechanical crane) as well as an immersive installation that took over an entire room. More photos after the jump from Henrik Haven. Photo credit: Henrik Haven for Arrested Motion. […]
As we continue our coverage of this year’s Nuart Festival, our attention shifts to a street reunion of sorts between DVS-1 and David Choe (featured). The last time they met up at the festival in Norway was 2009, where they put up a tremendous amount of collaborative work in a short period of time. This time around, they were no less productive, getting up indoors and out including this entire room they covered from floor to ceiling. More photos from AM photographer Henrik Haven after […]
New York-based Aakash Nihalani, who has pushed his tape constructs in the streets to the next level with his recent gallery work, still continues to roam the alleyways, decrepit buildings, and decaying walls to get his message across. These new vibrant works he sent us, featuring his signature geometric tape installations, were placed in India, where he was in town for his exhibition Aalign at Seven Art Limited in Delhi. More photos after the jump… Discuss Aakash Nihilani here.
It looks like Wynwood Walls is kicking off things early this year because just after RETNA hit up his wall in Miami, ROA, Gaia, Nunca, HOW & NOSM, the Date Farmers, Faile, and Bast rolled into town to do their thing. Undoubtedly, this year’s event will be just as looked forward to as last year’s edition, with a nice list of artists worked up already. We’ll be checking out these murals in person once Art Basel Week Miami rolls around. *Original set of photos removed […]
The man never stops. And for that, we are grateful. After a quick stop in Valencia, Blu has since journeyed north into the heart of Spain to partake in Avant-Garde Urbano in the cozy town of Tudela de Navarra. With signature iconography and social commentary, the ubiquitous Italian artist kicks things off at this inaugural street art event, the likes of which have sprung up at an unprecedented rate throughout Europe as a tool to attract tourists and bring money into the community. The festival […]
This summer saw TrustoCorp truly spread their satirical wings with smart and assertive street interventions on both coasts, critiquing the ugliness of pop culture with signature wry wit and multiple campaigns in Los Angeles and New York. In perhaps their most humorous, most direct, and most popular intervention to date, a series of faux trash mags were planted at news stands in and around airports in LA and NYC. Now, as fall is about to set in, the Brooklyn-based collective once again targets vanity and […]
Regular readers of AM may recognise the name Lawrence Epps as he is one of our contributors here in the UK. Lawrence is also a ceramicist based in Cambridge, and we wanted to share with you a project he is working on at the moment. This Wednesday, September 28th, Lawrence is unleashing an interventionist street drop at dawn in both London and Stoke-On-Trent to coincide with his participation in the British Ceramics Biennial, which runs from September 30th until 13th November in the heart of […]
Some great street art surprises have popped up around Shoreditch since the last AM London Instagram Roundup. First up, this brilliant, huge piece by the prolific Sweet Toof and CEPT at Village Underground was exceptionally nice to see. LUDO (featured) has also been getting up with his paste-ups whilst in London for his solo show Metamorphosis at High Roller Society (covered). In addition, Australian artist Ghostpatrol has been busy collaborating with Kid Acne, Ema and Dscreet on an amazing wall in Dalston; and he has also been working with Malarky (a […]
After a machine-like summer which saw Blu continue banging out thought provoking murals in the Eurozone in a near never ending stream of projects that started back in March (see Italy, Bologna, Palestra, Jesi, Krakow, Poznań, Fabriano, Cologne, Grottaglie, Valencia, Italy), the Italian street maestro has apparently worked his wizardry on another massive wall in Valencia, Spain. The coastal Mediterranean community had served as ground zero for a nice tandem collaborative effort with Escif back in July for the Arquitecturas Colectivas street art event. This time Blu […]