Last week, we shared some photos of Olek as she returned to her hometown for the Katowice Street Art Festival where she yarnbombed excavators. She wasn’t the only street artist to hit up the Polish city because a steady stream of urban beautifiers have put up work of their own including Mark Jenkins (interviewed) with a attention grabbing tug-of-war installation and Escif with a huge on-off switch. If you remember, we also included the piece by Ludo (interviewed) earlier this week in our Streets: World Roundup. Take a look […]
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Xavier Prou aka Blek Le Rat opens a new exhibition of work to the public at the Opera Gallery in London on Friday 27th April 2012. Despite exhibiting all over the world, this will be the French artist’s first London exhibition since 2008. With this being his 30 year career anniversary, the new body of work pays tribute to the people that inspired him from his childhood including figures from the Renaissance era as well as people he met during his travels. He also celebrates “Street Art” […]
The art of the album cover has a longstanding cultural and historic impact, both on contemporary society and new contemporary art. From the psychedelic album covers of the sixties to the gritty urban photographic hip hop album covers of the 90s, few mediums have been as unheralded yet impactful as these visual interpretations of the defining sounds of each generation. Warner Brothers Records in Burbank has recently opened a group show inviting artists to reinterpret their favorite albums and covers from the label’s expansive catalog. […]
Last weekend, ROA painted a huge hedgehog that you can see peeking around the corner on Chance Street in Shoreditch. This public art gift to London was in association with the Belgium-based street artist’s dual showing at StolenSpace (covered) and their popup location (covered) collectively entitled Hypnagogia. More photos after the jump via Street Art London.
Shepard Fairey (featured) fans in New York will be getting another solo show from the LA-based street artist come May 5th. Held at Pace Prints, the new body of work entitled Harmony & Discord premieres his first pieces on handmade paper, metal relief plates, as well as the largest screenprints he has done to date. Taking advantage of the superior printmaking facilities and equipment at Pace, Shep has also been able to do things he couldn’t do in his own studio like create embossing, work in larger scale, […]
The South Africa-based Faith47 recently sent us a photo of her latest piece, If Winter Comes. The large mural is located in Melbourne where she is in town about to open her joint show entitled Antenna Garden with DAL tonight, April 26th, at Rtist Gallery. While there, the couple will also be speaking at Carbon so make sure you check out both events if you are in the area. A closer look at the mural and showcard after the jump…
SHEONE has been a busy little bee since his Paris collabo with Nick Walker. Traveling down to West Africa, the legendary writer worked on the ZION STREET PROJECT created by Wide Open Walls. SHEONE hit up 14 different villages in Gambia and beautified the structures that housed the residents living in the Ballabu Conservation Area. We look forward to seeing more as this project’s momentum continues to grow. Until then, check out the beautiful abstractions in the wild after the jump. Photography by Larry Makasutu.
After bringing to you part one of our coverage of ROA’s showing with StolenSpace, we move from the main space to The Stone Masons at 17 Osborne Street London E1 6TD. This portion of Hypnagogia seemed to be more installation-based, filled with a bestiary of animals from the Belgium-based artist, cleverly dissected on found objects. As the title suggests, these visions of animalia could usually only be seen in the transitional state between wakefulness and sleep, but luckily for his fans, ROA has made it […]
It’s been a long while since the last Instagram Roundup from the streets of East London here on AM, so we thought it was about time we gathered some photos of what’s been happening over the last five months. A favourite is definitely this great wall from Sweet Toof and Paul Insect, some wonderful painting by Conor Harrington, another visit from Sheffield artist Phlegm and new stabby women paste ups by Kid Acne and plenty more. There really is too much to talk about here, […]
To go along with the first five artists (Dave Kinsey, Ron English, Patrick Martinez, James Jean, and Kid Zoom) announced last week for our upcoming City of Fire exhibition at Stephen Webster, we now have another five to reveal. Andrew Schoultz, TrustoCorp, MARS-1, Rostarr, and REVOK will also be part of the lineup when the show opens on June 5th. We’ll have more artists for you soon as well as more surprises like some associated public art projects. For those interested in joining the preview […]