The Memorie Urbane Festival in Gaeta, Italy, kicked off this year by introducing new work by Isaac Cordal. During his residency in the south of Italy, the Spanish artist installed several of his signature works in the old town of Gaeta, as well as opened a solo show in their brand new Street Art Place Gallery. Welcome presents a new body of charged works that Cordal produced with the global situation in mind. From the refugee crisis, to climate change to political and economical issues, his small characters are raw […]
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Last month, Isaac Cordal was invited to participate in the Residency at Vyt (Art Students League of New York) for a month. While there, the Spanish artist continued his series of Cement Eclipses works by creating more sculptures for placement on the streets. Scattered around New York City, the urban interventions are metaphors that reflect on politics, bureaucracy, and power – something to think about during the holidays. Discuss Isaac Cordal here.
This year’s NuArt Festival was certainly a special one – their 15th year running – which means it must be one of the longest running street art events in the world. You can enjoy all our coverage here, but if you want to own a part of history, the good people behind the festival have released a 15th Anniversary Boxset. Featuring signed screenprints from 15 artists including Bortusk Leer, Jamie Reid, Dotdotdot, Isaac Cordal, Martha Cooper, Futura (seen above), Fra Biancoshock, Martin Whatson (hand-finished), Icy & Sot, Ella & Pitr, […]
C.O.A. Gallery in Montreal will be opening a solo show by Isaac Cordal on October 29th. The Spanish artist is currently adding final touches to Urban Inertia, an installation that will continue the public interventions he has been working on around the city in the last few weeks. Cordal is known for his small cement, now resin, sculptures that he places in cracks in the walls, puddles, sidewalks, rooftops, and other nooks and crannies in the urban environment. These small character based installations often symbolize the suicidal spiral of […]
After short speeches by festival organizers and benefactors, as well as the town’s mayor, the 2015 NuArt exhibition officially opened Saturday night at Tou Scene in Stavanger, Norway. The various tunnels of the sprawling arts complex of Tou Scene, a former brewery, provided the perfect venue for Nuart’s roster of artists to show off their creativity, style and imagination beyond what they are able to do on the streets. Together, the artists transformed the space with installations, murals, and photo and video projection to create […]
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 […]
Last week, Spacejunk in Bayonne, France presented new works from Isaac Cordal in an exhibition entitled Moments de solitude. For this showing, the Brussel-based artist created installations for the indoor space that mirror the pieces he usually leaves in the streets. These sculptural interventions, which he calls Cement Eclipses, consist of tiny middle-aged men in suits who navigate dreary, oppressive environments pointing out the how we are slaves to consumerism, funded by lives of drudgery. Discuss Isaac Cordal here.
For our latest edition of Streets World Roundup, our featured mural is from Geoff McFetridge for the new Warby Parker store in Venice. The illustrator, designer, and artist has worked with the eyewear line before, but this latest project which graces the facade of their location on Abbott Kinney is the most striking collaboratioin yet, taking advantage of the architectural elements of the surface brilliantly. Take a look at the inside of the store here and head over for a look yourself when you are […]
The Swedish city of Boras recently hosted a street art event between the 4th and 7th of September. Inviting some recognizable names from the street art world, the organizers of the No Limit Boras Festival were aiming to turn the city’s public space into an outdoor exhibition. Following the worldwide trend of inviting street artists to beautify dull urban facades, this event in a way opposes the strict “zero tolerance” policy that’s in effect all around the country. We recently received these photos of the finished murals by Kobra from Brazil […]
It’s been a while since our last Rewind feature so it’s time we introduce some videos to you. You may remember last month when we shared the #WithSyria campaign that launched on March 13, the third year anniversary of the conflict and resulting death & destruction in the country. If you remember, Banksy lent his famous “Girl With Red Balloon” iamge to the cause, but there was also a video produced that can be seen below as well as on the #WithSyria website. Other worthy […]