For our latest Art Focus feature, we bring you the somber oil paintings of Taiwanese artist Lo Chen Pang. Represented by Aki Gallery, the painter has already been awarded the Union Culture & Art Foundation Young Artist Award, The Chi-Mei Art Cultivation Award, and the first prize from the Kaohsiung Awards. Known for his dark portraits, like the work from his Ashen Face series, his subjects look almost zombie like in their pose and gaze and are often fully explored at different angles and with surreal effects. […]
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After we visited his literal outdoor gallery installation last Friday, Banksy continued his assault on the streets of New York over the weekend. Adding a video in Staten Island (below) that completed his tour of all five boroughs, Mr. B also created a clever strength tester stencil piece (below) utilizing existing elements, and a new one in South Bronx to start your Monday off (above). Discuss Banksy here.
It’s time again for another Streets World Roundup where we review some the public art that you may have missfed recently. Leading things off is this sweet new mural form Phlegm. The Sheffield-based artist painted this Welsh Dragon in Roath, Cardiff for the Empty Walls Festival organized by the Modern Alchemists in Wales. You can check out more photos here. Other worthy walls come from El Mac – Los Angeles (source), Telmo Miel – Belgium (source), SatOne – Germany (source), Swoon – London (source), Mafeel – South Korea, Xuan Alyfe – Switzerland, Ernest […]
Street artist and photographer Slinkachu recently was in Paris where he set up his Why is it so hard to find a job? series of work (construction worker, guard, saleswoman, scientist, and electrician) around town. These new street installations were created to promote ReAct Paris, “a conference organised by the European Parliament to tackle the problems of unemployment in Europe, particularly youth unemployment, which in some parts of Europe stand close to a miserable 30%.” Hidden in plain sight all around the City of Light, the miniatures play with […]
More stories from the week that ended Oct 20 (click on the bolded words for more info): Pieter Brueghel the Younger painting unknown to the world for 400 years will be shown at Frieze Masters. RIP: Carter Wellborn, who died at the age of 86 due to a heart attack. RIP: Leslie Sacks, who died at the age of 61 due to cancer. Heirs of seller who sold Klimt Frieze at huge discount pressing Austria to return it to family. Two poster collections, including work […]
Back in the 90s, Ron English and Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada were pioneering the street art movement (that was not even conceptualized) with their own private clan of “art fux,” modifying billboard, street signs with clever adverts. Once again, at this years Avant Garde Urbano they were making big things happen. English kept his cans shaking on his 30’x 20′ piece, utilizing every color in the palette that MTN so graciously had to offer, in the hot Tudela sun, while Rodriguez-Gerada was fresh off his wish project and hanging one of […]
Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada is a man of great conviction and indistinguishable vision. He has a huge heart and always seems to be dropping the biggest projects, and his latest endeavor is no exception – entitled Wish. This enormous 11 acre piece of land art has been years in the making and is currently the largest portrait in the UK, depicting a native child and the magnitude of a single wish. Phase 1 of the project consisted of Rodriguez-Gerada and his team of landscape architects utilizing the latest […]
Miron Milic is a Croatian artist, illustrator and designer, recently started getting a lot of attention with his big illustrative outdoor murals. These large scale works are logical sequel to his previous work and practice. By drawing and painting everything that exists, from animals, nature, landscapes to items or people, Miron spent most of his life showing the world around him through his own artistic filter. Focused on human existence and the ways we interact with the world around us, creating art is his way of finding […]
Last month, Jeff Soto (interviewed) along his friend and fellow artist Maxx242 headed to Luxembourg for the Goodbye Monopol 2 event. Monopol was a much loved market chain that closed down a few years ago so organizers invited artists (some others were all ten of The Weird Crew, The London Police, Eyes-B, and Mr. X) to paint the old headquarters. Take a look below at some of the indoor and outdoor murals collaborated on as well as worked on separately. Discuss Jeff Soto here.
DALeast went dark and dirty with his latest piece at this year’s Avant Garde Urbano festival. This 30′ x 60′ corner wrapped intertwined beast of a piece had one particular local screaming bloody murder, claiming it was a work of the devil while a handful of others graciously said it was just what this decomposing lot needed to breath some new life into its former shell of a structure now exposed to the open air. Regardless, at the end of the day, the Chinese artist’s latest work […]