While there are some street artists who are not happy with the fact that their work is being¬†taken from the streets and shared online,¬†Insa¬†has took a completely different approach to this phenomenon.¬†He combined his Photoshop skills and graphic design experience, and came up with an original idea of creating public works designed specifically for viewing online. A few years ago he started creating gif-iti’s, works that are painted and shot in several different layers, which combined result in a smooth animation. After creating these works […]
Recently in Los Angeles, Meggs teamed¬†up with mobile game company Com2uS to paint an expansive mural promoting¬†new and original content surrounding Summoners War. The new piece covering 2000 square feet of wall in Downtown LA (568 South Sante Fe Ave) features¬†well known characters from the game such as¬†Arch Angel, Dragon, and Angelmon rendered in the Melbourne-based artist’s signature aesthetic. More photos and video below… Photo credit:¬†Birdman Photos. Discuss Meggs here.
While Ohio State and Oregon were battling it out for the¬†College Football Playoff National Championship, of which the Buckeyes eventually emerged victorious, Madsteez was already underway painting a mural dedicated to the contest at¬†3015 at Trinity Groves¬†in Dallas. The California-based artist let the online community decide how the mural unfolded as he took suggestions throughout the creation process. Take a look at more photos of Untouchable sponsored by Nike and a video below… Tipped off by StreetArtNews. Discuss Madsteez here.
Coming up in February, the New York City Ballet will be collaborating with their third artist¬†– Dustin Yellin¬†(also see Faile & JR) – in series of special shows. Bringing sculpture into the arena of dance, the performances will feature the Brooklyn-based artist’s signature “window sandwiches” featuring the human form created out of collaged elements. The new pieces, which are extensions of his ongoing¬†Psychogeographies series, will have his subjects put into motion, a nod toward the dancers and their craft. The NYCB¬†third presentation of their Art […]
Between the 7th and 14th of February, the Kaka‚Äôako district of Honolulu will host another, the 6th edition of the¬†POW! WOW! festival. Supported by RVCA, Montana Cans, and Hawaiian Airlines, the Valentine’s day week has become a central part of this large project that¬†celebrates culture, music and art. During this week, the cr√®me de la cr√®me¬†of street and urban art world will be creating murals,¬†showing artwork at gallery shows, hosting lectures, all around Honolulu. Turning warehouses, shop windows, storage spaces, garages and other buildings around […]
Like in 2013 (covered), 2014 saw¬†POW! WOW! Hawaii¬†collaborate again with the annual gathering of RVCA’s¬†advocates and artists for their winter getaway. Along with a¬†highlight¬†performance by Action Bronson at¬†Republick to launch a BornXRaised and RVCA collaboration, guests also enjoyed watching a new mural (see video below by Andrew Tran) go up at the Keolu Skatepark in Kailua, Hawaii, painted by¬†Dmote and Soul. Along with the footage of the mural, also check out more photos from the event below. Photo credit:¬†Brandon Shigeta.
It’s been a month since our last Rewind feature, so let’s ring in the new year with some art-related videos you may enjoy. Leading things off is an interesting project¬†– U2’s Films of Innocence, showcasing 11 artist films from Conor Harrington, Oliver Jeffers, Robin Rhode, D*Face, Mode 2, Chloe Early, Ganzeer, Vhils, Maser, ROA, DALeast, and Todd James. We have for you a look at what Harrington came up with as well as a trailer of all the videos below, but to see the rest, […]
Recently, Mini Galerie¬†in Amsterdam put together a showing from Graphic Surgery¬†with works staying true to their aesthetic of¬†diagonal lines, geometric shapes¬†and a mostly B&W¬†color scheme. The locally-based duo (Erris Huigens and Gysbert Zijlstra) have certainly made their name on the streets with their recognizable murals but display¬†their versatility with this exhibition entitled Contra. Take a look at more photos below as well as enjoy a video. Photo credit: Ralph Roelse¬†(via Graffuturism).
A while back, we told you about an amazing project from JR¬†(interviewed)¬†that saw him work his magic on a¬†365 meter long container ship,¬†the¬†CMA CGM¬†MAGELLAN. He has since followed that up by releasing a print that had him juxtoposing another long-standing series of works with the dancers from the New York City Ballet¬†over his time wheatpasting the vessel. Also, if you have been following his Instagram, you will have heard of the amazing story of how the ship met and rescued some refugees after leaving¬†from the […]
Tomorrow night (December 11th) in New York, the Arcadia Contemporary will be hosting all new works from Brad Kunkle. Featuring his exquisite portraiture utilizing¬†oil paint with gold and silver leaf,¬†The Belonging will also include a video installation centered on one of his paintings playing along with a music he co-composed. Check out the video and more preview images below… Via Hi-Fructose. Discuss Brad Kunkle here.
It’s been a month since our last Rewind feature, so it’s time to round up some art related videos again that you may be interested in. First on our list this time is a trailer of an upcoming documentary (seen via Booooooom) about Italian artist¬†Maurizio Cattelan and his provocative work. Release is scheduled for summer of 2015 and it looks to be a good one. Other notables videos seen below include: A Q&A with Adam Neate. A look at Futura’s solo show in Shanghai. Neckface, […]
Shepard Fairey¬†(featured)¬†took his talents on a global tour this year with stops in Los Angeles,¬†Chicago, Philly, New York, Berlin, Tokyo and South Africa, to name a few. One of his more notable stops was in South Africa, which has long been a focal point of political dissent. Given this situation, it’s fitting that Mr. Fairey paid his first-ever visit to Johannesburg to build an eight story mural of their recently passed icon Nelson Mandela. Mandela was a key anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served […]