Invited in by Urban Nation for their continuing series of public arts projects, British artist Phlegm recently painted this challenging mural on a corner building in Berlin. As part of the One Wall Project, the Sheffield-based artist expertly navigated the architectural details on these walls in the Schöneberg area and livened up the cityscape with his signature characters. Take a look at more of the beautiful details below… Discuss Phlegm here.
More stories from the week that ended May 11 (click on bolded words for more information): Anneliese Cooper reviews Rosy Keyser’s show at Maccarone. Two gunmen killed in Texas at exhibition featuring cartoons of Muhammad. Two visitors to Loggie dei Militi damage Statue of the Two Hercules when they attempt to take a selfie with it. Guy Wildenstein has been referred to criminal court for tax evasion. Sterling Ruby leaves Hauser & Wirth. Artnet reports a loss of $3.9mil. for 2014. Anne Flanagan will retire as deputy […]
Last month, prolific street muralist Nychos painted a mural in his Vienna entitled Dissection of a Polar Bear. Over five stories high, the wall painted is the first large scale piece the Austrian artist has worked on in his hometown and coincides with creative studio, Rabbit Eye Movement, which just celebrated their 10 year anniversary. Take a look at more detailed and in progress photos below… Photo credit: Dan Armand (via 1xRun). Discuss Nychos here.
As mentioned in our interview with ROA last month leading up to his solo (covered) at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York, the prolific street artist also had plans to paint a mural in New Jersey while in the area. The Belgian artist made good on his word recently with this new piece on a building owned by Mana Contemporary located near the approach to the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City. Continuing his portraiture of animals in various stages of anatomical dissection, he chose the skeleton of the […]
A return to our Art Focus features see our eyes settle on the work of Cinta Vidal. The Spanish artist who works in scenography, mainly paints the massive backdrops at Opera de Sabadell with here time, but it is her personal art or “un-gravity constructions” that interests us. The impossible architecture oftentimes has a Escher-like feel to it, and when combined with everyday objects and people going about their everyday life makes for an interesting dynamic that has the viewer examining the pieces from different angles and perspectives. […]
Stephen Powers recently shared photos of a massive mural he painted at The Carlton Hotel in Miami, directly behind The Betsy Hotel. Provided with a blank wall and all the spray paint he could want, the Brooklyn-based artist also know as ESPO covered the facade with his distinctive wordplay and witty “Espoetry.” Take a further look at the details in the images below… Discuss ESPO here.
After introducing KATSU’s drone paintings to you last year, we now have news of the infamous graffiti artist taking things to the next level. Known for his innovative approach to incorporating technology in some of his work, he recently tagged a six-story Calvin Klein ad featuring Kendall Jenner at the Houston-and-Broadway intersection of New York with a flying drone rigged with a spray can. Judging from his response to the attack “It turned out surprisingly well. It’s exciting to see its first potential use as a device for […]
More stories from the week that ended May 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information up for Aaron Garber-Maikovska’s exhibition at Greene Exhibitions. RIP: Sabeen Mahmud after she was murdered by gunmen outside her T2F art space. RIP: Jane Farver, who died at 67 while in Venice working with Joan Jonas on her Biennale presentation. Nepal’s historic cultural landmarks severely damaged or destroyed in devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. New York’s Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) to close for good this summer, after operating for a […]
After stopping by to check in on the progress of the joint mural between Jeff Soto (interviewed) and Maxx242 in Riverside, we dropped by a couple days ago to see the finished two-wall piece. The long time friends, collaborators (see Berlin & Luxembourg), and artists who have spent most of their lives in the area hope that this new mural will be the beginning of a new renaissance for public art in this part of Southern California. Head over to University and Lemon yourself for a look if you are close by. Discuss Jeff […]
DALeast (interviewed) is currently globetrotting again, participating in festivals and different projects worldwide. He spent last few weeks on the west coast of Australia, taking part at the Public 2015 festival (more coverage here) in Perth. Getting assigned an unusual, non flat surface, the Chinese artist once again showcased the strength and uniqueness of his style and technique. Working in a country that is surrounded with oceans, he painted this massive image of a crashing wave. The dynamics and power of the wave was cleverly accented by extending the image over […]
Shortly after opening his solo show at Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami, Anthony Lister (filmed) stopped in Detroit to paint this large mural with the help of 1xRun and Inner State Gallery. Stepping away from traditional spray paint or common aesthetics see in street art, the Australian artist finished this 100 foot long piece as a great example of his expressive and unique style. Created by using a roller and only a few different colors, this piece is contines his ongoing series of superhero influenced works. Basing the image on his […]
Like they have in the past (see Berlin & Luxembourg), Jeff Soto (interviewed) and Maxx242 are collaborating on a new mural in Riverside, California. The two friends and former studio mates go way back, even painting a wall together 25 years ago. A year in the making, the two are finally able to go big again in their hometown. Head over to University and Lemon if you are in the area to see them complete their joint effort later today. Discuss Jeff Soto here.