Recently in Kiev, Liqen painted a stunning large-scale mural on the side of a residential building on Bratislavskaya Street. Originally asked by the curators of the event to paint imagery that opposed the war, the Spanish artist had planned something a little more provocative but ultimately scaled things back to this just as amazing portrait of a titan. Interestingly, the figure with a with a pot for a head holds a hybrid woman-plant in his arms – you can read more explanation here as well as look […]
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We recently got an update from solidARTy.org that they are started another round of charity art auctions on their website. The project launched back in November by auctioning artworks donated by artists, galleries and studios, with 100% of the proceeds going to AreYouSyrious.org organization. So far they have raised over €20,000 for the cause and are now continuing their efforts by offering more original and rare, editioned work by world renowned street, urban and contemporary artists. Along with some of the pieces that didn’t sell previously, the […]
Last month, we brought you a look at the murals Aryz, Escif, and Kenor, painted for the WE AArt festival in Aalborg, Denmark. There were other artists who filled out the roster for this phase of the project that will be ongoing for the next several years including Liqen (seen above), Don John, Fintan Magee, Interesni Kazki, Jaz, and Alexis Diaz. Here is a look at their contributions… Photo credit: Henrik Haven.
It’s time again for another one of our Streets: World Roundup features, a summary of some of the newer street murals that has gone up. Leading things off is this new piece from Aryz that he painted in Lagos, Portugal entitled Tempus Fugit. The mural by the Spanish artist was created for ARTURb ’14. Also make sure to check out more worthy public works below from Augustino Iacurci – Rome, Faith47 – London, Telmo Miel – France, Woozy x Borondo – London, Run – London, Thierry […]
Spanish artist Liqen, was recently in San Basillio in Rome, Italy, contributing to the ongoing Sanba festival by creating two impressive murals in town. Known for his detailed illustrative technique, and meaningful images, the first wall he painted has a very strong social message. Based on one of his recent ink drawings, recently shared online, the first piece features a huge rake plowing the ground, cleansing it of everything man-made and allowing nature to take over. Being in Italy, the home of the Roman empire, street muralist added […]
This week’s Streets World Roundup is headlined by the latest piece from Banksy during his month long artist residency on the streets of New York. Painted on Day 28 of the project, this wall in Coney Island muses on what a robot would paint if he was to do graffiti. Take a look at other murals you may have missed from Mr. B earlier in the month here. Other notable walls come from ABOVE – Canada, Mark Jenkins – Germany, Mark Dean Veca – Los […]
Spanish artist Liqen was recently in Vodnjan, Croatia where he painted a new colorful surreal mural for Boombarstick Festival. Even though he had some difficulties with the wall he was assigned, and later with his back pain, he managed to finish another rich and beautiful image on the main street of this cute small town. Made entirely with a brush and acrylic paint, this large scale street painting shows a psychedelic image, which is a part of a dream he actually had on his 1st night in Croatia. […]
While in UK earlier this month, the Spanish-born Liqen painted a vibrant mural, Mandarina Chicharra, in South London in the Dulwich area. Covering the wall in the courtyard of a local school with his surreal imagery, the children will either be inspired by this hybrid orange and insect creature, or have bad dreams. Take a a look from some other angles and enjoy the details below… Discuss Liqen here.
Last month, we shared some photos of a mural Liqen painted on the side of a wooden building while spending some time on the Ecuadorian Pacific coast. It looks like while passing through Cuyabeno, the Mexican street artist also got up on a similar structure with an armed monkey image. As usual, his surreal details are what makes his work stand out – take a closer look at the gun the primate is wielding. Discuss Liqen here.
Mexican artist Liqen recently headed south to spend some time on the Ecuadorian Pacific coast. Besides enjoying some good food, the street muralist did some birdwatching and sketching different species of these winged creatures. Inspired by the experience, he recently painted this wood building in Esmeraldas although some of the things he painted may be from his impressive imagination. More detailed photos below… Discuss Liqen here.