Last week at Stockholm’s Grand Central Station, a new mural from Andreas Englund took shape on the second floor. Commissioned by No18, a business hotel opening in May, the piece painted on the 8 x 3 meter wall features a scene which includes one of the superhero characters that the Swedish artist is known for. In this case, he’s taking a breather with a cup of coffee after dispatching some bad guys. Discuss Andreas Englund here.
More stories from the week that ended May 1 (click on bolded words for more information): Guardian has an early look at SFMoMA. Christopher Knight also reviews the new museum. Carolina A. Miranda visits and provides her opinion. Ben Davis explores and analyzes the museum as well. RIP: Abdul Aziz Raiba, who passed away at the age of 94. RIP: Connor Everts, who passed away at the age of 88. RIP: Terry Redlin, who passed away at the age of 78 after battle with dementia. Fire guts New Delhi’s […]
After recently creating new works in the Al-Hussein Palestinian refugee camp in Amman, Jordan (covered), Pejac continued travelling around Arab kingdom while creating more refugee focused works. Reviewed here are the pieces the Spanish artist painted in Azraq Camp and on the streets of Amman. The piece painted in Amman was inspired directly by Jordan’s ongoing hospitality and acceptance towards others. In times when EU countries are putting barbed wire on their borders, the fact that a country of 9,5 million inhabitants is currently providing shelter to 2 million Palestinians, 1.4 million Syrian refugees and thousands of […]
The Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Arizona recently commissioned gifted muralist El Mac to create a piece on one of their concrete exterior walls. Painted in the Los Angeles-based artist’s unique rippled style of applying spray paint, Desert Rose depicts one of his good friends and features some background designs at the top by a local Mesa resident and graffiti artist from the early 90’s – Mando Rascón. He further elaborates – “The image is based on my photos of Karen Bracamonte, an immigrant from Guatemala who is […]
From the 26th of March until the 10th of April, the Belgian coastal city of Ostend hosted The Crystal Ship festival on its streets. Better known for their beer festival, the town instead gifted their public space to world-renowned artists to create works through the city. Besides the pieces we have already shared with you from ROA & 1010, seen here are also large scale murals on large facades (Fintan Magee, Cyrcle, Agostino Iacurci, Franco Fasoli, Faith 47, Elian, Pixel Pancho), murals on industrial buildings (Guido Van Helten), a piece on […]
Guido van Helten recently visited a restricted area in Ukraine and painted a mural inside disused and unfinished Chernobyl Reactor 5. As a part of the ongoing ArtUnitedUs project, curated by Geo Leros, Iryna Kanishcheva, Waone Interesni Kazki, and Ilya Sagaidak, the work commemorates the 30th anniversary of the world’s biggest nuclear catastrophe that happened on April 26, 1986. Known for massive photo realistic figurative murals, the Australian artist re-created a photograph taken by renowned photojournalist Igor Kostin during the disaster. Being the first to document the consequences of […]
After a look at what ROA painted for the Crystal Ship Festival on the streets of Ostend, we now can share some photos of 1010 at work for the event. The German artist painted his signature patterns on these side of a structure, providing a striking contrast to the drab building with this optical illusion. Take a look are more photos below at the details and get ready for more coverage of other artists and what they created for their fans in Belgium. Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss 1010 here.
More stories from the week that ended April 24 (click on bolded words for more information): NY Mag visits Vito Schnabel’s apartment. They also tour Adelaide de Menil’s place. RIP: Richard Smith, who passed away at the age of 84. RIP: Huang Zhuan, who passed away at the age of 58 after a battle with cancer. Picasso works among those stolen from the corporate collection of Portigon AG. Wilma “Billie” Tisch realizes after several years that her $1mil. Picasso is missing and being sold in Fl gallery. Bankruptcy […]
As previously reported, Os Gemeos recently spent some time in Milan, working on the first intervention in a new program by Pirelli’s HangarBicocca – Outside the Cube. Curated by Cedar Lewisohn, this project is dedicated to street art and related forms of art connected to the urban setting and public contexts, and the twins had the honor to open it with a large mural installation entitled Efêmero (ephemeral). Aside from their undisputed graffiti and fine art world reputation, the Brazilian artists have been steadily confirming their mural art cred with […]
After spending months locked in his Barcelona studio working on an upcoming London solo show, Pejac recently flew to Middle East to create more thought provoking work. Always ready to tackle sensitive subjects in a subtle yet powerful way, his first stop was Al-Hussein, a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman, Jordan. Originally established back in 1948 as a result of the Arab-Israeli war, the camp provided shelter to the refugees who fled or were expelled during the Palestinian exodus. Almost 70 year since its opening, […]
More stories from the week that ended April 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Greg Parma Smith’s show at David Lewis is a Artforum Critic’s Pick. RIP: Malick Sidibé, who passed away at the age of 80. RIP: Julie Becker, who passed away at the age of 44. Siyuan Zhao, who stabbed a Art Basel Miami Beach fairgoer, pleads guilty to attempted murder. Swiss prosecutors raid storage facility in Geneva in search of disputed Modigliani painting. Bloomberg reveals that the painting has been confiscated. Institut Restellini identifies […]
After sharing with you the public installation from Vhils (filmed) inspired by the neon lights of Hong Kong as well as a look at his indoor showing at the HOCA Foundation, it’s now time to touch on the final part of our coverage. While visiting the Asian city-state, the Portuguese street artist naturally also created public art for his fans to enjoy. Along with highlighting his versatility with his various signature techniques, Vhils also carved out imagery with layers of posters on the side of one of the iconic trams of HK. […]