Daan Botlek recently spent few weeks in India, traveling and painting. During his stay in Mumbai, he took part in the local St+Art India Festival and created this effective piece on a local elementary school. As usual in his work, he worked in the architectural elements of the building, making the mural blend with the space. Using a limited color palette, and several very effective depth perception tricks, he painted this unique piece – Continental Drift. The title comes from a local passerby who commented that the image reminds him of […]
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While walking the Wynwood Walls area, we noticed the always attention-grabbing Anthony Lister (filmed) doing his thing in front of a crowd of people. Using his recognizable loose style, the Australian artist took advantage of the long wall to paint a lady on her side overlaid with some of the frames that he has used before. More photos below… See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Anthony Lister here.
Every year during Basel Week Miami, AM always spends some time in the Wynwood district checking out the activity as street and graffiti artists put in the time to beautify the area. For 2014, the predominant facilitators in the area, Wynwood Walls, decided to focus on The Art of Collaboration. One of the standouts was this joint effort painting four sides of a building by Los Angeles-based artists and coworkers Shepard Fairey (featured) and Cleon Peterson. Take a look at how their imagery melded perfectly together in […]
It’s been a month since our last Rewind feature, so it’s time to round up some art related videos again that you may be interested in. First on our list this time is a trailer of an upcoming documentary (seen via Booooooom) about Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and his provocative work. Release is scheduled for summer of 2015 and it looks to be a good one. Other notables videos seen below include: A Q&A with Adam Neate. A look at Futura’s solo show in Shanghai. Neckface, […]
More stories from the week that ended Nov 30 (click on bolded words for more information): Images from Liz Deschenes: Gallery 7 at The Walker Art Center. RIP: Lewis Baltz, who died at 69 from complications of cancer and emphysema. Shia LaBeouf claims he was raped during performance of #IAMSORRY. Scientists warn that paintings with cadmium sulfide (yellow) is deteriorating to white. St. Louis Museums close following the day after grand jury decision on Michael Brown case. Bunny Mellon sale brings rat infestation to Sotheby’s […]
Reka recently spent two weeks in Washington, D.C. creating murals for Art Whino Gallery’s new project. Thhe first one he created was this striking piece seen above at L’enfant Plaza, showing two female figures with something that appears like masks over their faces. Constructed with his signature style of abstract shapes that assemble together in recognizable forms, it is another example of the Australian artist’s skills when it comes to creating crisp sharp line work and combining complementing colors. Along with this piece, the Berlin-based artist collaborated with Polish […]
The hardworking people from the PangeaSeed project are continuing their praiseworthy efforts with another successful edition of their Sea Walls: Murals for Ocean events. After an event in Mexico back in August (covered), they recently finished out their San Diego edition. For this leg of the project, they’ve collaborated with eight international artists and painted murals in the East Village district of San Diego, California. As always, the idea behind this project is “to help bring the beauty and the plight of the world’s oceans into streets around the globe via […]
Currently in New York, gifted urban calligrapher Rostarr is working on a rooftop mural for The Standard Hotel. The piece, when completed, will be a welcome addition to the visual landscape associated with the high traffic High Line pedestrian walkway. Take a look below at some in-progress shots of Romon in action and head over for a look yourself when the work is completed. Photo credit: @chrismosier, @geoffsean, @takuspefad, and the artist. Discuss Rostarr here.
More stories from the week that ended Nov 23 (click on bolded words for more information): Sacha Goldberger interprets portraits of comic book superheroes as Renaissance figures. RIP: Andrew Bucci, who died at the age of 92 after a brief illness. Aristophil accused of running a Ponzi scheme via financial instruments in the books and manuscripts market. Fallout surrounding Bill Cosby’s rape accusations spread to the institutional art world. Zahi Hawass accused of assisting German hobbyists steal samples from Great Pyramid at Giza. Kurt Perschke […]
After a successful LA debut show last month (covered), Thierry Noir was back in London working on an important commission for the German Embassy for the 25th anniversary of the “Fall of the Wall” in collaboration with Howard Griffin Gallery. The French artist painted his signature portraits on the wall in front of the embassy as well as indoors – the same iconic imagery he was painting between 1984 and 1989 over the existing notorious Berlin wall. Back then, his work was act of rebellion, trying to ridicule the […]