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Streets: Banksy (Nottingham)

Making good use of a prop, Banksy has struck again with some covert art-making in the city of Nottingham in the UK. Stenciled in behind a dilapidated bike with a missing wheel, a girl can be seen using the said tire sans spokes as a hula hoop. Painted on the wall of a salon on Rothesay Avenue, the whimsical piece has already attracted local vandals to spray over it despite being protected by perspex and being cleaned multiple times. Photo credit: @mikespencer58, @mary_christina90, @rossswift, and […]

Showing: Vhils – “Momentum” @ Danysz Gallery (Paris)

Earlier this week, Danysz Gallery’s space in Paris presented a selection of new works from Vhils (interviewed). Entitled Momentum, the exhibition begins a new cycle of reflection that focuses on the idea of fossilization – “of capturing various symbolic material elements from our present-day culture in order to preserve them for the future as a fossil-like memory of the current times.” Further refining his unique techniques of mark-making, the Lisbon-based artist has created a compelling new set of works that demonstrate the breadth of his practice. Vhils further […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey – “Voting Rights Are Human Rights” (Milwaukee)

Shepard Fairey (interviewed) recently completed a new mural in Milwaukee entitled Voting Rights Are Human Rights. Created in collaboration with local artists Tyanna Buie, Niki Johnson, Tom Jones, Claudio Martinez, and Dyani Whitehawk, the wall brings attention to voter suppression, something especially prevalent in Wisconsin which often targets communities of color. Painted on the side of the Colby Abbot Building in downtown, the piece’s central figure is based on a mid-60’s civil rights march photo by Steve Shapiro. Learn more about the project here. Photo credit: @jonathanfurlong & @nikijohnsonstudio. Discuss Shepard […]

Streets: Conor Harrington // London Mural Festival

Right on the heels of a recently finished mural from D*Face, Conor Harrington (interviewed) has completed his contribution to the first ever London Mural Festival. Touching on themes of nationalism, the Irish-born artist goes big with his familiar flag and colonial imagery in Greenwich (71 Trafalgar Rd, SE10 9TS) with this new wall. Just a 10 minute bike ride from his home, Harrington really did a phenomenal job with palette and details of this piece… Photos via Global Street Art & @streetartatlas. Discuss Conor Harrington here.

Felipe Pantone – “INTR3PID” Carbon Cub Airplane

Felipe Pantone recently unveiled the INTR3PID, an adventure aircraft he wrapped with his signature use of colors gradients, geometrical patterns and Op Art elements. The Carbon Cub lightweight airplane is manufactured by Washington-based Cub Crafters, the design of which has been in the works for over a year from the Spanish artist. Take a look at more photos below… Via Hypebeast. Discuss Felipe Pantone here.

Releases: El Mac – “Sun And Clouds” Print

Tomorrow (October 3rd) 10am PST, El Mac will be releasing a new print entitled Sun And Clouds on his website. The edition, which will come in two versions – gray & blue, was adapted from a drawing of his son form last year. He further explains – “The drawing was inspired by my son’s radiance– that special radiance found in small children that glows with love and joy, and can part the clouds in the sky. Leonard Cohen wrote that ‘as our eyes grow accustomed to sight they armor […]

Openings: Hush @ Galerie Itinerrance

Last weekend in France, Galerie Itinerrance was able to open to the public with their first exhibition since the pandemic started. For his first solo show in Paris, Hush (interviewed) prepared a series of works that continues his exploration of feminine sensuality through the lens of his east meets west aesthetic. Taking inspiration from various influences, The London-based creates his portraiture by layering in patterns and graffiti-based elements into the composition leading to the unique feel of his imagery. Photo credit: HUSH/Galerie Itinerrance. Discuss Hush here.

Streets / Videos: Xenz – “Concrete Jungle” (Oslo)

Recently in the Sandvika, Norway, Xenz was invited in to create a delightful new installation on some concrete columns under a railway bridge featuring his distinctive birds and butterflies. Completed over the course of five days, the Concrete Jungle was brought to life with the British artist’s colorful trompe-l’œil technique and gave him a chance to point out unexpected parallels between the Impressionst and graffiti movement. He further explains – “Putting paint in tubes gave the Impressionists the opportunity to work en plein air for the first time. In […]

Streets: D*Face // London Mural Festival

With the global pandemic starting to loosen its grip on some areas of the world, it’s nice to see artists out painting walls again. The first ever London Mural Festival kicked off this month (created by Global Street Art) with a roster the included the locally-based D*Face (interviewed). The new piece created in his segmented style features his cartoonish imagery while also including what looks to be a partial self portrait. As the event was sponsored by Zippo, there appears to be some lighters produced with […]

Releases: Faith XLVII x Hennessy – VS Cognac Bottle

Following in the footsteps of a long line of artists who have collaborated with Hennessy on their VS Cognac Bottle, Faith XLVII recently unveiled her contribution to the project. As the first female voice to join the Limited Editions series, the South African artist took inspiration from ancient alchemical manuscripts, sundials and calendars with a design that speaks to the seasons and the cyclical order of planetary movements. Take a look at the video below to hear more of her thoughts behind the collaboration… Discuss Faith47 here.