Eugene's Blog Posts Tagged 'Urban' (80)

Urban Street Art: ROA Tears Up Mexico (11 pieces)



Street artist ROA recently went on a tear in Mexico, after being invited by Gonzalo Alvarez of Mamutt Arte. "I love to integrate the native animals of the country I visit," he says, referring to the armadillo, buzzards, raccoon, anteater, and fighting cock he gave his hosts in Mexico City, and a tiny town in the north called Jamaica. Part naturalist and part social activist, ROA shines his… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 9, 2011 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Urban Street Art: New Works by Phlegm (8 pics)



UK-based street artist Phlegm has been putting up some awesome works lately. As usual, many of his larger-than-life characters originate from his comics.



"I love to get run down urban spaces and factories and play with the space," says Phlegm. "It’s such an immediate way to get… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 27, 2011 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Urban Street Art: Dead Fish (3 pics)



This latest piece by ROA caught my eye. Taking a break from his usual paintings of birds and critters, ROA focuses his attention to fish. Completed in Salton Sea, California, the spooky piece seems to match the mood of its location...







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Added by Eugene on December 27, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Urban Street Art: Burqa Man Loves Paris (3 pics + video)

Street artist Above shot us an email about his new work in Paris. As you can see, "A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words" is centered around the controversial burqa ban in France, that we discussed earlier in the forum.



Above says: "I sat for a while considering if I should describe… Continue

Added by Eugene on November 1, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Urban Street Art: Unframed by JR (6 pieces)

JR is best known for taking photographs and pasting them on huge structures all over the world. His pieces are often a reflection of the town they're completed in.



The world-renowned street artist went in a new direction with his latest project, he titles "Unframed." Instead of using his own photos, he uses images from other photographers and pastes them… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 13, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Urban Street Art: Dark Funk

Street artist Probs created this neon wall mural as a tribute to Daft Punk and their involvement in the upcoming Tron2 movie. The piece was completed in London at the International Meeting of Styles event, which featured over 50 aerosol artists from across the world for a day of color and creativity.



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Added by Eugene on August 29, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Escape from Hell

For some reason, this piece by street artist Andison reminds me of a Rorschach inkblot test. I can just imagine the doctor asking, "What do you see in this one?"



I'm actually quite in love with how the dripping paint accentuates the raw emotion in this piece, seen on the streets of Quito,… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 24, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Urban Nests Created Within Scaffolding (10 pics)

City dwellers walk past scaffolding everyday, hoping that the eyesore will disappear as soon as possible. Some of the scaffolding joints have yellow balls on them which are put in place to avoid accidents.



Art collective Luzinterruptus created urban nests within the scaffolding to make the scenery look a bit more pleasant. In their classic "guerrilla-style"… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 24, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Urban Street Art: Skount + Laguna in Spain (2 pics)

Here's a cool collaborative piece by street artists Skount + Laguna, seen in Zaragoza, Spain. Particularly love the layers of colors toward the bottom of the piece.





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Added by Eugene on August 6, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Urban Street Art: Jeremy Fish & Sam Flores in Guadalajara



Two popular modern artists, Sam Flores and Jeremy Fish, collaborated on a street mural in Gudalajara, Mexico. It's cool to see the styles of both artists infused into one piece, especially since we usually see their work in galleries, not on city walls.…

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Added by Eugene on July 30, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Urban Street Art: Ivy Hair (2 pics)



Here's a lovely site-specific piece titled "Tara" by Toronto-based street artist Dan Bergeron aka Fauxreel. It's the latest addition to his "Face of the City" series, which features "portrait-based works that combines the abrasive charm of the distressed…

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Added by Eugene on July 27, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Urban Street Art: Mathematics by Phil Lumbang (2 pics)



After a cool collaborative piece with Becca, which we saw yesterday, Phil Lumbang is back, this time with a solo piece. "Mathematics" answers the question: What happens when a black and white bear get together? Looks like the answer is a cute panda bear. It was spotted by the other…

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Added by Eugene on July 20, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Urban Street Art: Beauty and the Cute Bear

This collaborative piece by Phil Lumbang and Becca would fall under the "cute" category of street art. The scene is almost reminiscent of something you'd see in a children's book. It was seen in Los Angeles, on Mateo + 7th.





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Added by Eugene on July 19, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Urban Street Art: Dark Alien Souls (2 pics)



Seen in Reims, France, this piece by street artist Iemza is like a nightmare starring angry alien lifeforms. It's creepy, yet totally engaging.



"My characters are distorted and tortured – they scream," says Iemza. "There can be different levels of interpretation as far as the central character is concerned: Sometimes it encompasses, encloses, encircles the…

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Added by Eugene on July 13, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Urban Street Art: Aakash Tapes Up France

Looks like our favorite tape master is back with another piece of 3D street art. This time he's in France for the Les Grandes Traversees festival, which is curated by Mark Jenkins. The interactive design festival, which is on its last leg in Bordeaux, brings together a group of artists who use a… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 9, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Urban Street Art: 3D Bricks by Sly2 (2 pics)

Here's a cool street art piece by Sly2 seen in Vitry, France, a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris. Three-dimensional bricks appear to pop out, spelling the artist's name.





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Added by Eugene on July 6, 2010 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Urban Street Art: Jeff Soto's Bright Blue Monster (2 pics)





Artist Jeff Soto put up this bright blue piece while in New York for the opening of his current exhibition — Lifecycle. The monster with a radiant smile can be seen right around the corner from Jonathan LeVine Gallery, on the facade of Chelsea's Eyebeam Art and Technology Center.…



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Added by Eugene on July 1, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Fashion Meets Street Art (15 pics)

Monsieur Qui is a French illustrator who beautifully fuses street art and fashion. Using a wheat pasting technique, he glamorizes the streets of Paris as if they were his blank canvas...…



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Added by Eugene on June 29, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Urban HotSpot: From Church to Modern Nightclub (13 photos)

Although some could see this as sacrilegious, it's hard to deny that this church-turned-nightclub looks absolutely stunning. Entrepreneur Franseco Ravo purchased the church and hired Puresang Design Studio to create Spirito – Martini, a new urban hotspot in Brussels, Belgium.



Combining modern glamor with "gothic extravaganza," the space includes three bars… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 23, 2010 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Urban Street Art: BEST | EVER (8 pieces)

In their short working partnership, British duo BEST | EVER have gained worldwide recognition for their unique interpretive depictions of the human form. Individually they began their careers as "graffiti writers" but since meeting in late 2008, have developed a more classical style together that combines intricate aerosol photorealism with traditional painterly… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 22, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

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