A couple Saturdays ago, the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City hosted the opening for Wild at Heart, a benefit show where some of the proceeds went towards Born Free USA. The group exhibition featured artists and their choice of endangered species to paint or work with leading to some great pieces being created. Co-curated by Amanda Erlanson and Andrew Hosner, the impressive lineup included Wayne White, Andrew Hem, Aron Wiesenfeld, Dabs Myla, Martin Wittfooth, Amy Sol, Aryz, Chet Zar, Esao Andrews, Frank Gonzales, Mary Iverson, Amy […]
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For our summary of walls this week, we have for you as our featured wall – REYES in Detroit. The motor city has become one of the hotspots for street activity recently as the tanking economy has ironically led to more abandoned buildings facilitating the rise of public art. Also, the Detroit Beautification Project (first mentioned here) has been bringing in artists from all over to get up around town. We’ll have a summary on the project soon (also see Sever’s piece) but for now […]
Tomorrow night (May 11th), if you are in New York, you may want to head over for the public opening of Streets of the World, a rare street art show that includes such diverse and long list of participants. Spanning the globe, the Opera Gallery has chosen forty artists who have made their name with their public art whether it be legally or illegally created. The list includes Banksy (above), Anthony Lister, Rone, Kid Zoom, ROA, Dal East, Blek le Rat, Herakut, How and Nosm, […]
Our weekly summary of street work is lead off by this new piece by the Mexico-based Liqen, whose attention to detail and surreal imagery has not gone unnoticed. He states – “This April I was invited by the “collective tomato” to paint a mural on a recovery project Xanenetla neighborhood, a neighborhood with lots of history to Mexico in the city of Puebla. ”Elotl” in pre-Hispanic Nahuatl language, corn (maize cob) is the staple food of this nation, I wanted to join the family idea how strong is palpable here, making each grain a person or animal, as a unit of a set. For some time I kept this idea to represent Mexico. Other notable walls last week include work from […]
We have another diverse mix of artists from all around the world for this week’s street roundup. Starting off, check out this collaboration between Bom-K of Da Mental Vaporz & Liliwenn in Ris Orangis, France entitled Trouble Jeu. You can see more of the intricate details here if interested. Other walls that caught our eyes include Stik (UK), C215 (France), Cranio (Brazil), Zeh Palito (South Korea), Voina (Atlanta), Cere (Spain), Liqen (Oaxaca), Pixel Pancho (Spain), and Sat One. Photos after the jump…
To start off our summary of walls this week, we get news that Ludo has been in Paris getting some new fake xray ads like this piece with a hand skeleton seen inside a mosquito. Other walls seen after the jump include a collaboration between Remi/Rough and LX One (Miami), Ethos (Sydney), Liqen (Mexico), Know Hope (Miami), Ever (Miami), Kid Zoom (Australia), Anthony Lister (Australia), Agostino (Italy), Merge Invisible (Hungary), and 2-Hands (Portugal).
While strolling through the Wynwood District during Art Basel Week Miami, we came across a truly amazing mural by Liqen. The huge piece featured the Mexico-based artist’s illustrative style which depicted the metaphor of workers stuck in cubicles built like a prison with an added surreal insectatoid twist. We spent some time there gazing at all the details which we think you will appreciate as well. More photos after the jump…
Spanish street artist Liqen, who’s skills remind us of a hybrid of the great Italians, Ericailcane and Blu, recently completed this clever new mural in the city San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico. Perhaps influenced by the recent prequel Rise of the Planet of the Apes movie, the painter, now based in Mexico, turns the tables on the humans with this wall as a curious primate examines his find. More photos after the jump from Unurth.
Liqen, an artist that we have not focused on directly yet here on AM, but has been doing good work recently, has a new wall up in Mexico City entitled Family Taco. The Spanish street artist is primarily known for his surreal large scale murals filled details that require a second and third look to fully appreciate it’s complexities. More details pics after the jump…