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Streets: Mark Jenkins & Escif – Katowice Street Art Festival (Poland)

Last week, we shared some photos of Olek as she returned to her hometown for the Katowice Street Art Festival where she yarnbombed excavators. She wasn’t the only street artist to hit up the Polish city because a steady stream of urban beautifiers have put up work of their own including Mark Jenkins (interviewed) with a attention grabbing tug-of-war installation and Escif with a huge on-off switch. If you remember, we also included the piece by Ludo (interviewed) earlier this week in our Streets: World Roundup. Take a look […]

Streets: ROA (London)

  Last weekend, ROA painted a huge hedgehog that you can see peeking around the corner on Chance Street in Shoreditch. This public art gift to London was in association with the Belgium-based street artist’s dual showing at StolenSpace (covered) and their popup location (covered) collectively entitled Hypnagogia. More photos after the jump via Street Art London.

Streets: Faith47 (Melbourne)

The South Africa-based Faith47 recently sent us a photo of her latest piece, If Winter Comes. The large mural is located in Melbourne where she is in town about to open her joint show entitled Antenna Garden with DAL tonight, April 26th, at Rtist Gallery. While there, the couple will also be speaking at Carbon so make sure you check out both events if you are in the area. A closer look at the mural and showcard after the jump…
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Streets: SHEONE – Zion Street Project (Africa)

SHEONE has been a busy little bee since his Paris collabo with Nick Walker. Traveling down to West Africa, the legendary writer worked on the ZION STREET PROJECT created by Wide Open Walls. SHEONE hit up 14 different villages in Gambia and beautified the structures that housed the residents living in the Ballabu Conservation Area. We look forward to seeing more as this project’s momentum continues to grow. Until then, check out the beautiful abstractions in the wild after the jump. Photography by Larry Makasutu.

Streets: London Instagram Roundup

It’s been a long while since the last Instagram Roundup from the streets of East London here on AM, so we thought it was about time we gathered some photos of what’s been happening over the last five months.  A favourite is definitely this great wall from Sweet Toof and Paul Insect, some wonderful painting by Conor Harrington, another visit from Sheffield artist Phlegm and new stabby women paste ups by Kid Acne and plenty more. There really is too much to talk about here, […]
Poster Boy - "C BS" in New York.

Streets: World Roundup (April 16 – 22)

Our weekly summary of street work is lead off by this new piece by the Mexico-based Liqen, whose attention to detail and surreal imagery has not gone unnoticed. He states – “This April I was invited by the “collective tomato” to paint a mural on a recovery project Xanenetla neighborhood, a neighborhood with lots of history to Mexico in the city of Puebla. ”Elotl” in pre-Hispanic Nahuatl language, corn (maize cob) is the staple food of this nation, I wanted to join the family idea how strong is palpable here, making each grain a person or animal, as a unit of a set. For some time I kept this idea to represent Mexico. Other notable walls last week include work from […]

Rewind: April 16 – April 22

For this week’s Rewind, we like to bring your attention to this footage of Beastie Boy Mike D introducing his multi-media arts and food extravaganza – Transmissions LA: AV Club currently showing the Geffen MOCA (via NOWNESS). Stop by for yourself if you can. Other videos that caught our eye include: Closer look at the Ben Jones video install for Transmissions LA: AV Club (via TWBE). RETNA has a trailer for his recently opened show in Mexico. A trailer for Tom Sach’s show opening on […]

Streets: FAILE (Brooklyn)

After working their magic on the iconic Houston & Bowery mural location in New York last year, Faile (featured) returns with another sweet project. Making use the some elements seen in their ambitious Faile Temple installation (covered) in Portugal back in 2010 and offered as part of the soldout studio edition book, they installed the tiles on a building at 104 N. 7th Street in Brooklyn. See the dedicated site to this project here or check out more photos after the jump…
Morgan Spurlock at home with his collection - image courtesy Morgan Spurlock

Interview: Morgan Spurlock

Morgan Spurlock is an internationally known director, producer, and writer famous for such documentaries as Super Size Me, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, and the recently released Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. Opening on April 28 will be the debut of his first curated art exhibition at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City.  Although he’s one busy man, Arrested Motion had the fortunate opportunity to catch up with him and discuss his interest in collecting art, his future in performance art, and his previous quest […]

Streets: Yoskay Yamamoto (Los Angeles) Part I

Something that has come up in conversations the last several times we have seen Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) has been his desire to take his artistic vision to the next level with a large-scale mural. With his latest solo show (covered) successfully opened, it looks like the LA-based artist has taken the opportunity to go big at the Branded Arts complex in Culver City with the support of LeBasse Projects. His wall is sandwiched between work by Dabs Myla & Cyrcle. and features his painterly techniques as […]