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Nuart ’15 / Streets: First Look

AM has arrived in Stavanger on Norway’s western coast to experience firsthand the city’s annual celebration of street art that is the Nuart Festival. Despite the jet-lag, we hit the streets to get a first look at some of the murals that have already been completed and others that are still in process. It didn’t take long to find some amazing street pieces. Close by the hotel (and actually on the hotel), we located two by Norway’s own Martin Whatson, each combining detailed black and […]
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Streets: Deih – UpNorth Festival (Norway)

After introducing you to the work of Deih back in July, we now have another wall from him to share with you from the UpNorth Festival. The Spanish artist once again used wide range of colors to render out more of his comic-inspired characters that seem to be taken out of a fantasy or science fiction novel. The event held in the small village of Sulitjelma in Northern Norway takes advantage of the large abandoned factories after mining companies left the area. Curated and organized by anonymous Norwegian artist Stein […]
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Streets: Vision Art Festival @ Crans-Montana, Switzerland (Part II)

This weekend marked the end of the unique Vision Art Festival that was held through the week in Crans-Montana resort in Switzerland. Blessed with exceptionally beautiful weather and an inspirational surrounding, the artists were able to finished their works with AM on hand to take some some exclusive photos of the newest murals for you to enjoy. Australian-born artist James Reka painted another large piece on a cable station placed 2,000m above sea level. Depicting an insect on its back with a hand reaching toards […]
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Banksy – “Dismaland” @ Tropicana (Weston Super Mare – UK), Walls

Though the main focus of Dismaland was on art and creating installations & sculptures that visitors can interact with, Banksy and his team involved other artists that either visually or otherwise match his aesthetics or theme. So along with the ones presenting their gallery works, they included several artists whose primary form or place of expression are the streets or public spaces. These days where street art is building almost a negative reputation of being generic, decorative and more about quantity (or size), than the quality (or message), the […]
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Overtime: Aug 24 – Aug 30

More stories from the week that ended Aug 30 (click on bolded words for more information): The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art acquires and installs site-specific outdoor Jack Pierson work. RIP: Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud, who died at her own hand at the age of 76. Tributes pour in. Islamic State destroys ancient temple of Baal Shamin in Syrian city of Palmyra using explosives. Satellite images confirm the destruction. UN’s cultural agency says that it is a war crime. A look at the extent of Isil’s antiquities trafficking. Isil bulldozes parts of […]
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Streets: Vision Art Festival @ Crans-Montana, Switzerland (Part I)

With only few days left in the Swiss Alps, the participating artists in the first edition of Vision Art Festival are slowly rounding up their pieces. Scattered all over the towns of Crans and Montana, but also around the ski slopes above it, we bring you an exclusive view at the most recently finished and close-to-finished works. Art duo 2atlas quickly finished their tribute to the homeland of The Red Cross on a hut placed on some 2,000m above sea level. Using only black, white, red […]
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Studio Visits: Nick Walker – ‘Entrophy’ @ Above Second (Hong Kong)

Ahead of his upcoming solo show Entrophy at Above Second Gallery opening September 17th in Hong Kong, we popped by the studio of Bristol-based Nick Walker (interviewed). For this new exhibition, the British street artist has been exploring new ideas and broadening the scope of his signature Gentleman Vandal series to more abstract imagery and new techniques playing with metal and sculpture. “A new element I am exploring with this show is ‘Numbers’ which I call the Smoke series. Originally I was inspired by Jasper Johns some time back and began […]
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Streets / Update: Josh Keyes @ Forest For The Trees (Portland)

You may recall our previous coverage of the annual Forest For The Trees mural festival in Portland (see 2013, 2014). This year’s edition is well underway now and includes a lineup of Josh Keyes (seen here working what looks like a larger version of his The Collector painting), Andrew Hem, Blaine Fontana, Insa, Joram Roukes, Low Bros, Rustam Qbic, and Troy Lovegates, just to name a few. If you are anywhere in the area, head over to show your support (locations here) or you can follow the progress […]
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First Look: Vision Art Festival @ Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Swiss ski resort Crans-Montana in the heart of the Swiss Alps in the French-speaking part of the canton of Valais, is currently hosting the first edition of Vision Art Festival. With this unique event, the region known for exceptional snow and adventure sport facilites, golf tournaments, wine and cheese production, is now putting itself on the world street art map. After a test year in 2014 when Hebru Brantley and Icy & Sot did the first murals in the mountains, this year’s edition will produce […]
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Streets: ROA (Australia)

Last month, prolific muralist ROA (interviewed) was in Townsville painting a few of his favorite things. Commissioned by the city council as part of the Street Art Activation Framework in a push to make the city the arts capital of the North Australia, the Belgium painter has once again chosen local fauna as his inspiration – the Goanna, Sugar Glider, and turtle resting on top of a crocodile. Take a look photos of the three murals below… Photo credit: Regan Tamanui (top image) & Tom Dickson (other images). […]
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