Last week, New York artist Rostarr (featured) unveiled his latest body of work in Mexico City at Anonymous Gallery. This inspiring series of paintings entitled Turbo Arena draws from his hypnotic signature style that is a smooth mash-up of iconography, graphics & calligraphy. Ro took our breath away with a jaw dropping 80 foot installation that he hand painted all by his lonesome. This show is up through the end of March, so if you’re fortunate enough to be in Mexico City, do yourself a favor [...]
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This Thursday night (February 7th) in Mexico City, the artist known as Rostarr (featured) will be opening a solo show at Anonymous Gallery. Otherwise known as Romon Kimin Yang, the New York-based painter will be bringing with him all new works collectively entitled Turbo Arena, all featuring his signature blend of iconography, calligraphy, and graphics. The exhibition (which looks to include an onsite mural – seen above in progress) runs through the end of March for those who want to visit if in the area. Discuss this show [...]
Taking risks is certainly part of every graffiti artist’s job description, but here is an example that even some seasoned writers may have a problem with – especially if they have a fear of heights. Braving a narrow ledge on the side of highest railroad bridge in North America (430 feet high), some young guns have recently tagged the Metlac Bridge in Veracruz, Mexico to make their names known. If these photos are enough or if you have questions about their authenticity, head over here to [...]
After invading space, finally living up to his full name, Space Invader has decided to explore another frontier – the underwater realm. With an assist from Jason deCaires Taylor, whose underwater sculptural coral reefs and photography was featured in a recent show in New York, the French street tilist has affixed his classic imagery on the side of one of the reefs in Cancun adding another exotic locale notch to his belt of conquest. Discuss Invader here. Discuss Jason deCaires Taylor here.
Even though they typically combine their artistic powers (like for their their solo in Los Angeles at the end of 2011) to produce their colorful and surreal works, Ukrainian duro Interesni Kazki split up for some recent street murals at different sides of the Atlantic. While Waone (above) was in Lublin, Poland for the Europejska Fundacja Kultury Miejskiej Festival, Aec (below) was in Mexico for some individual work as well as collaborations with Saner and Sego. Discuss Interesni Kazki here.
With the proliferation of the street art movement and its popularity, the number of quality street art festivals and projects around the world continues to grow at a rapid pace. The next one that we have to tell you about is All City Canvas in Mexico City. Boasting a star studded lineup including ROA, Vhils, Saner, Sego, Herakut, Escif, Aryz, Interesni Kazki, and El Mac, this event has certainly grabbed the attention of public art fans out there including here at AM. Take a look [...]
Tomorrow night in Mexico City, Italian street specialist Ericailcane will be opening up a show alongside compatriot HitneS at the FIFTY24MX Gallery. This new body of work, Una Vita Violente, was inspired by writings of Pier Paolo Pasolini, and will metaphorically explore the human condition at its most brutal state through his signature animal characters rendered in his illustrative style. From the the looks of the preview images the show will include paintings, drawings, and sculptural work. More photos after the jump…
The Anonymous Gallery kicked off their Mexico City location with a bang with a recently closed group show – Fresh Kills. The title of the showing refers to the 2,200 acres in New York known as Fresh Kills Landfill that will be converted to a huge public park over the course of the next 30 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into something beautiful is a metaphor for the type of work the artists in this show do – taking [...]
Street typography connoisseur, Ben Eine, recently paid a trip to Mexico to get up on some walls. With almost a month to paint his signature lettering, the UK-based artist has done alot of damage so far with more to come. In particular, a long piece that spells out “The Bread Of The Rich Is The Struggle Of The Poor” caught out eye. See that piece and more after the jump…
Spanish street artist Liqen, who’s skills remind us of a hybrid of the great Italians, Ericailcane and Blu, recently completed this clever new mural in the city San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico. Perhaps influenced by the recent prequel Rise of the Planet of the Apes movie, the painter, now based in Mexico, turns the tables on the humans with this wall as a curious primate examines his find. More photos after the jump from Unurth.