Friday, January 30, 2015

Upcoming: POW! WOW! Hawaii! 2015

n the next few days, StreetArtNews will be flying to Hawaii to prepare our upcoming coverage of POW! WOW! Hawaii 2015. Centered around a week-long event in Hawaii, POW! WOW! has grown into a global network of artists and organizes gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects,

In the next few days, StreetArtNews will be flying to Hawaii to prepare our upcoming coverage of POW! WOW! Hawaii 2015.
Centered around a week-long event in Hawaii, POW! WOW! has grown into a global network of artists and organizes gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, a large creative space named Lana Lane Studios, concerts, and live art installations across the globe. The central event takes place during Valentine’s Day week in February in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, and brings over a hundred international and local artist together to create murals and other forms of art. The festival is expanding to cities and countries such as Taiwan, Long Beach, Israel, Singapore, Jamaica, Washington D.C., Guam, New Zealand, Germany and more.
Continue reading for more preview images from the previous editions and check back with us from the 7th to 14th of February for our live coverage.

Preview: "CUT IT OUT!" Group Show @ Berlin's Urban Nation


CUT IT OUT! is dedicated to the art of the stencil and features brand new works, equipment, tools and stencils by Above, Adam 5100, Aiko, Alessio-B, Artist Ouvrier, B-Toy, C215, Canvaz, Don John, Eins92, Eelus, EismannArts, Epsylon Point, Fin Dac, Icy & Sot, Jana & Js, Jef Aerosol, Joe Iurato, Kurar, Logan Hicks, M-City, Mobstr, Monkey Bird, Nick Walker, Orticanoodles, Pisa 73, Reko Rennie, Rene Gagnon, Snik, Sten & Lex, Stencil King, Stew, STF, Stinkfish, Tankpetrol and XooooX amongst many – plus new walls and public installations by Jef Aerosol, M-City and surprises!!
With this exhibition Henrik Haven and Olly Walker are not only showcasing the work of some of the best artists and exciting new emerging artists that choose to work with this technique, but also the tools of the trade, a bit of history, live action on walls, streets and cars to offer a glimpse insight the world of stencil art.
Continue reading for more preview images and if you are in Berlin, the show will be opening on January 31st @ Urban Nation on Bülowstrasse 97.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Artist Interview: Zio Ziegler


Ziegler has reached an established audience during the last year, his artworks has been featured in solo and group exhibitions around the world. We reached him for a coffee break during one of his exhausting working days, talking about organic evolution, greek mythology, art's sake and "spazzatura". (trash)

- Hello Zio, first of all, what are you working on these days?

I'm working on a few upcoming shows - some new murals, a search into sculpture, a pilot episode of a new concept, a short novel, getting through all of Thomas Phynchon's work and my tolerance of foods other than burritos. Stylistically I'm searching for more depth in my work, more volume and subtlety in color and a way to incorporate the work in create on canvases into larger scale murals. All of this is of course paralleled and driven by much of what I'm reading, studying and admiring. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Video: Lonac and Artez in Banja Luka, Bosnia



Back in November 2014, Lonac and Artez teamed up @ Flaster festival in Banja Luka, Bosnia, and created a striking collab piece titled "Find Your Way To Fly". The colorful surrealist piece was quickly voted among the favorites that month, due to lively colors and patterns created by Artez and Lonac's meticulous photo realistic painting skills, as well as interesting overall composition. The organizers recently released this nice video showing the process of making this large mural, so lets take another look at this beauty.

Ludo brings new pieces to the streets of London, UK (Part II)

While you discovered his first pieces a few days ago, Ludo is still exploring the streets of London where he just finished working on a second batch of pieces.

While you discovered his first pieces a few days ago, Ludo is still exploring the streets of London where he just finished working on a second batch of pieces.
Strolling through the dark alleys of the city, the French street artist brought to life another two creations which are bearing some of Ludo's trademark imagery.
Hit the jump for a more detailed images on these artworks and as usual keep your eyes peeled on the StreetArtNews for the latest updates from the streets.

Guido Van Helten creates a new indoor piece in Port Adelaide, Australia

Guido Van Helten is currently in Australia where he was invited by WonderWalls to work on a new indoor piece in Port Adelaide.

Guido Van Helten is currently in Australia where he was invited by WonderWalls to work on a new indoor piece in Port Adelaide.
The popular muralist paints beautiful and deeply nostalgic pieces. Working from photographic references that are culturally specific he creates delicate vintage portraits that have a deeply sentimental quality.
Continue reading for more detailed images on this piece and if you are in the area, you'll be able to find it at the "Harts flour mill" which recently opened as a new contemporary space in Port Adelaide.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Seth Globepainter creates a new series of pieces in Shanghai, China

Seth Globepainter rounded up a busy 2014 with another trip to China where he created a whole series of new smaller works.

Seth Globepainter rounded up a busy 2014 with another trip to China where he created a whole series of new smaller works. 
In a country where street art is not a popular term, he teamed up with locals such as TheOrangeBlowfish  and created couple of collaborative works as well as solo works.
His familiar characters were slightly modified for this series of works by wearing traditional clothes and school or work uniforms, as well as being surrounded with writings in Chinese. 
For the French artist big part of traveling and painting is learning about the local culture and traditions, getting to know the locals, their problems and what makes them happy. Part of these experiences are put into his works that were painted aroud Shanghai. Sadly, some of the works created near Xintiandi area were buffed shortly after Seth painted them (bottom photo).
Check out more works after the jump and check back soon for more news from every corner of the globe!

Preview: Borondo "Animal" Exhibition @ London's RexRomae


After more than a year of work, Borondo is finally set to open his long-awaited "Animal" exhibition in London next month

Gonzalo Borondo, a 24-year old prolific muralist, has taken over East London walls for the past year with his signature style of combining two genres; classic portraiture and street art. In his upcoming exhibition ‘Animal’, the Spanish urban artist aims to explore the conflict between our innate animal instincts and our present lives, which are coated with the dependence of technology and our fear for the unknown.

The show will take place in Londonewcastle Project Space in Shoreditch, and will be open to visitors from the 5th to the 26th of February.

Borondo’s work is raw, powerful, poetic and evoking, inciting the public to pause and reflect on their own mortality—their memento mori—leaving all vanities and mass-media influenced notions behind. “The biggest part of my work [is to] try to reflect our dramatic nature. I use the universal body-language to show the issues of the human condition.” With this in mind, the artist will take us through eight thematic spaces that include video installations and painting animations in collaboration with Carmen Maín (Spain), and sculpture installations, created together with Edoardo Tresoldi (Italy) and Despina Charitonidi (Greece)..

To celebrate the upcoming opening of "Animal", the Spanish artist and RexRomae will be releasing a limited edition screen-print entitled "Fake Paradise".

The solo show is curated by Rom Levy, founder of RexRomae, and noted art curator, Charlotte Dutoit, if you are in the market for a Borondo, the preview list can be requested at salesenquiry@rexromae.com.

Continue reading for more images on this exciting exhibition and if you are in the area, the show will be opening on February 5th at 6PM @ RexRomae, 28 Redchurch Street, E2 7DP, London.

Nick Walker "Penny Farthing Vandal", a new stencil on the streets of New York City

Our friend Nick Walker is back on the streets of New York City with this brand new piece which was just completed last night.

Our friend Nick Walker is back on the streets of New York City with this brand new piece which was just completed late last night.
Entitled "Penny Farthing Vandal", the popular British street artist resurrected his signature vandal to life with this brand new tribute to NYC. Riding a super cool Penny Farthing, the elegant vandal wrote "I❤️NY" using a red spray paint can.
Continue reading for more pictures and if you are in the area, you'll be able to find the piece on 81st & 3rd Ave in the Upper East side.

Finok paints a large mural in Lisbon for Under-Dogs Project


Brazilian artist Finok, member of the worldwide famous VLOK crew, is currently in Lisbon, working on his upcoming solo show opening with Under-dogs on January 30th. Along with setting up the show, the artist painted this large colorful piece somewhere on the streets of Portuguese capital.
With his show being focused on human need to belong and express belief, Finok decided to paint a large figurative image showing goddess Iamanja. Since in his work he is often experimenting with connections of popular and traditional culture shared by Portugal and Brazil, painting the Brazilian ocean spirit in the Portuguese capital is definitely a mix of two similar cultures through their differences. Created in his recognizable naive style, using bright colors with dominant green and red, and his signature characters in earings of the goddess, this piece is a great example of Finok's work and introduction for a long awaited solo show.