The Polish city of Lodz is making huge waves in the street art world. Under the patronage of Mayor Hanna Zdanowska and the Ambassador of Spain in Poland, the city is co-financing a monumental, permanent exhibition called Urban Forms Gallery.
Some of the best street artists around the world joined Poland's… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 29, 2011 at 4:00pm —
New York-based tape artist Aakash Nihalani is on a tear
around India, adding a few more amusing pieces to his portfolio. His fluorescent colored illusions, combined with India's rich culture, makes for some truly eye-catching work. Nihalani's exhibit, entitled Aalign
, is currently running… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 28, 2011 at 2:00pm —
New York-based artist Aakash Nihalani once again uses his medium of choice - tape - to create an optical illusion in Dehli, India. The piece, titled Inside Out
, coincides with Nihalani's first exhibition in India, which opens today at Seven Art Limited
Added by Eugene on September 24, 2011 at 11:30am —
You lug your camera with you wherever you go. In fact, people expect that of you. You're always looking for that authentic moment - that raw, real or priceless shot. You don't mind shooting strangers - you even prefer it. If this sounds eerily like you, you just may have what it takes to be the ultimate street photographer!
The London Street Photography… Continue
Added by alice on September 16, 2011 at 11:00am —
discovered a crashed plane on Ventanilla Beach in Oaxaca, Mexico and did what any respectable street artist would do - he turned the plane's tail into a giant fish and added an indigenous spear-fisherman on the wing.
But, that's just the beginning of this fascinating story. According to… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 15, 2011 at 11:30am —
Monkeys have finally turned the tables on us; they've decided to experiment on human beings! Spanish street artist Liqen
painted this thought-provoking mural in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. He calls it a "present study through the origins of our species."…
Added by Eugene on September 13, 2011 at 1:00pm —
Roland Bankó is a street photographer from Hungary who has the ability to capture the faces of his capital city, Budapest. You can bump into him in the most unusual of places - with camera in hands and curiosity in his eyes. Bankó states that, to him, Budapest is like a human being. It has all the traits that everyone has: sadness, happiness, beauty on the outside, and sickness on the… Continue
Added by Luca Gerda László on August 27, 2011 at 12:00pm —
MOCA just announced that the Art in the Streets exhibition, which ran for 81 days or from April 17 to August 8, 2011, was the most attended exhibition in the museum's history! With 201,352 visitors, it exceeded the previous two records for Andy Warhol Retrospective (2002) and MURAKAMI (2007), which welcomed 195,000 and 149,323 visitors, respectively.
You may remember that we wrote… Continue
Added by alice on August 12, 2011 at 10:30am —
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about a piece Vhils put up
in Venice, California, in conjunction with the European Bailout Show at the Post No Bills gallery
. Arrested Motion… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 7, 2011 at 11:30am —
This intricate pair of monochrome murals were painted by Paris-based street artist Skio. The level of detail is so amazing, it's hard to believe that the murals were created on a wall, instead of a notebook with a ballpoint pen. There isn't too much information out there about Skio right now, but we'll definitely keep a close eye on him to see what he comes up with next.…
Added by Eugene on August 5, 2011 at 11:00am —
Earlier this year, Shepard Fairey hit Chicago
with his massive album art mural gracing an underpass. Now he's been spotted all the way in Copenhagen, Denmark. His second piece there was captured by photographer Henrik Haven. Fairey's own version of Guns & Roses
took two days to… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on August 4, 2011 at 1:00pm —
Brooklyn-based artist Swoon has focused her talented artistic and creative skills on a permanent interactive art installation in New Orleans. The installation will be a musical house that can be "played" by visitors. Within the walls and floorboards of the house will be instruments. The building, which will be built from salvaged materials, will be used by artists and locals for performances, block… Continue
Added by Strider on July 31, 2011 at 9:30am —
Street artist Iemza
and photographer Thierry Gaude might just be from another world. If they are, they would most definitely be from the same planet. In actuality, the two artists are based in France and are both exceptionally skilled at what they do.
Iemza creates alien-like street art that… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 27, 2011 at 4:30pm —
Mark your calendars! Starting July 7 and through July 23, 2011, street artist C215 and photographer RomanyWG (otherwise known as Jeremy Gibbs) will join forces in a new London Show based at Signal Gallery. For the past five years, RomanyWG has documented the work of C215 along with others in the street art and graffiti scene. RomanyWG will be showing photographs both from C215's… Continue
Added by alice on June 27, 2011 at 9:30am —
It's unclear who transformed this Soviet army monument in Sofia, Bulgaria, but how interesting is this? The artists changed the Russian Red Army soldiers, who led an advance on Nazi-allied Bulgaria during World War II, into superheroes and comic book characters!
The pop art creation with the caption "Abreast with the Times" drew crowds of people over the weekend, posing to have their picture… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 21, 2011 at 5:00pm —
Austrian and French street artists Jana + JS paint portraits of themselves in European cities, taking photos of unsuspecting travelers. The dialog between their artworks and the city dwellers creates a funny juxtaposition.
"We use stencil as painting technique, and photography is the basis of our artwork," says Jana + JS. "Our style is neat and precise; it stands in between photography… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 12, 2011 at 4:30pm —
This elaborate mural by street artist Simple was spotted in Gothenburg, Sweden. The blingin' dude with a gold tooth kind of resembles Frankenstein's flamboyant brother. Really admire the sharp lines and meticulous detail to this piece.
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Added by Eugene on June 8, 2011 at 2:30pm —
Within just three days of arriving in Adelaide, Australia, street artist ABOVE fell and broke his scapula in two parts, resulting in a head concussion and two hospital visits.
Part of his responsibilities for this 200 foot (63 meter) mixed-media mural was to mentor three extremely talented local Australian artists - Chris Edser, Tristan Kerr, and ANKLES.
"As a collective we decided… Continue
Added by Eugene on May 27, 2011 at 11:00am —
Hiding in a shroud of mystery, Banksy has made a name for himself without ever revealing his identity. Currently, he is the most famous street artist in the world and, just recently, he became a successful filmmaker with Exit Through the Gift Shop
. It's unclear who put up this clever piece that was "spotted" on a city wall in Kreuzberg,… Continue
Added by Eugene on May 13, 2011 at 11:30am —
Like Germany-based photographer Jakob Wagner
, Vienna, Austria-based Oliver Wutscher knows how to make a city come alive! Growing up in a small town, Wutscher was always fascinated by life in the big city - mile-high skyscrapers, crowded places, neon lights and rushing cars. What better place to capture this than New… Continue
Added by alice on December 21, 2010 at 11:00am —