Previously seen as an ink drawing and oil on canvas piece, the “Labyrinth” image from Rustam Qbic recently took form as a large mural in Kiev, Ukraine, officially marking the beginning of the Art United Us project. Aiming to become the biggest urban art project (engaging 200 artists through mural art) while spreading the message of peace on Earth, the event is scheduled to take place in Ukraine and around the globe over the course of the next 2 years. Showing a mythical looking character hovering over a maze of buildings, this new […]
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Last week, ROA returned to his home country of Belgium to participate in the Crystal Ship Festival on the streets of Ostend. The muralist decided to paint some of his favorite imagery that fans have seen from him the past – a stack of animals. Other artists slated to participate include 1010, Fintan Magee, Guido Van Helten, Pixel Pancho, Robert Montgomery, Ella & Pitr, Agostino Iacurci, Faith47, Ever, Cyrcle, JAZ, Elian, Isaac Cordal, Biancoshock & Zio Ziegler. Via StreetArtNews. Discuss ROA here.
As part of his solo exhibition with the HOCA Foundation in Hong Kong, Alexandre Farto aka Vhils (filmed) has prepped a special installation at the Terrace of Pier 4 in Central. The neon works were modeled after the ubiquitous lighted signage the Portuguese saw during his residency in Hong Kong, as well as images that he created from scratch. Take a look at more photos below and head back here later for more coverage of Vhils show in the Chinese city-state. Photo credit: HOCA Foundation, @sunny_liu, Jose Pando Lucas, @h31.d1, and @rivah. Discuss Vhils here.
More stories from the week that ended March 27 (click on bolded words for more information): Keith J Varadi reviews Ajay Kurian’s show at JOAN. Museums, as well as other institutions and transport in Brussels, on lockdown following terrorist attacks. Bozar later opens with increased security. Syria antiquities chief Maamoun Abdelkarim vows to rebuild Palmyra temples razed by IS. El Sexto arrested during protest in Havana. Censorship growing in Turkey as museums seek to help those affected by legal action. Monts 14 group launches final […]
Leading up to the opening of their solo show this weekend at Corey Helford Gallery, Herakut painted a new mural featuring their signature mix of photorealistic and abstract elements. The new piece on the side of the gallery was painted next something Ron English put up and you can definitely see that what they chose to paint was partially in reaction to that. More photos below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Herakut here.
Earlier this month, the POW! WOW! crew spent a second year (see 2015) at SXSW painting murals for festival goers to enjoy. The roster this year included artists like Esao Andrews, Fafi, Jasper Wong, Jeffrey Gress, Kamea Hadar and Madsteez as well as local muralists like Dave Lowell, Eleanor “Niz” Herasimchuk, Jason Eatherly (seen above), Scott Tarbox, and Wade “Fish” Thompson, See some of what they painted below… Photo credit: Jasper Wong.
PangeaSeed Foundation recently took off on another large expedition – accompanied by 29 international and local artists as they launched the newest edition of their Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans street art festival in Napier, New Zealand. This initiative is part of their ongoing efforts to raise awareness, stimulate dialogue, change perception, and inspire positive change around pressing ocean environmental issues through the power art, science, and creativity. During the week from March 11-20, 29 murals were designed to raise awareness about the ocean while beautifying the town. Organized in collaboration […]
It’s time we do another summary of public art from around the globe with another Street World Roundup feature. Leading things off is an impressive new anamorphic mural from eL Seed that covers almost 50 buildings in the neighborhood of Manshiyat Nasr in Cairo, Egypt. Entitled Perception, the piece from the Tunisian artist tries to clear up some of the misconceptions about the Coptic community of Zaraeeb – read more about the project here. Other notable murals come from Bik Ismo – Puerto Rico, Retna […]
More stories from the week that ended March 20 (click on bolded words for more information): Artinfo visits David Hammons: Five Decades at Mnuchin Gallery. Brian Boucher shares 11 things we should know about David Hammons. RIP: Henrike Grohs, who passed away at the age of 51 after being killed by terrorists. RIP: Giuseppe Rossi, the surgeon who saved Andy Warhol’s life after he was shot. RIP: Anita Brookner, who passed away at the age of 87. Toronto’s Feature art fair shuts down. Five Francis Bacon paintings stolen from home in […]
This week’s Art Focus highlights the meticulously detailed drawings of Ben Tolman and his surreal imagery. In some of his work (seen above), the Washington DC-based artist builds urban environments with a god-like eye as the viewer is able to take in the scene from a distance. More recently, he has been rendering some smaller, more abstract pieces that take things into the more improbable realm (seen below). These he has labeled the Sarajevo Drawings – soon to be exhibited at a yet to be disclosed location. Keep you eyes […]