Monday, November 24, 2014

Bordalo II creates "Grey Heron", his new street installation in Loures, Portugal

While we last heard from him a few days ago in Covilhã, Bordalo II is now in Loures, Portugal where he just finished working on this new street installation.

While we last heard from him a few days ago in Covilhã with his fantastic owl, Bordalo II is now in Loures, Portugal where he just finished working on a brand new street installation.
The Portuguese street artist spent a few days working at "O Bairro i o Mundo" to build this fantastic grey heron which was made using Bordalo's signature materials: trash and found objects.
Continue reading for more detailed images on this installation and then check back with us soon for the latest mural updates from Europe.

Blu unveils a majestic mural on Via Del Porto Fluviale in Rome, Italy


While we brought you some exclusive pictures over a year ago (covered), Blu has finally wrapped up his newest piece on the streets of Rome.
Two years in the making, the Italian artist painted this largest and most complex piece to date with this majestic mural showing a series of heads. As usual with the Italian artist, the piece is filled with a million of details and tiny characters which can only be appreciated in the flesh.
This project has been done without any official authorizations and it has been completely self-financed by the Porto Fluviale residents without any institutional support. Porto Fuviale was a big old military warehouse built in 1910, it has been occupied since eleven years by people in need of a house and activists from the “coordinamento cittadino lotta per la casa”.
Continue reading to discover the full piece and check back with us soon for more mural updates from the Maestro Blu!


Levalet unveils "Locomotion", a new piece on the streets of Paris, France


Always active on the streets of Paris, Charles Leval aka Levalet just finished working on a brand new piece entitled "Locomotion".
Using China Ink on pasters, the French artist brought to life another surreal scene which will surely brighten the day of the local residents.
Reconvene after the jump for a closer look at these cute ostriches and then make sure to drop your two cents down in our comments section.


Remi Rough creates a series of new pieces in Dubai, UAE

Our friend Remi Rough is back from the United Arab Emirates where he was invited to paint a series of new pieces on the streets of Dubai.

Our friend Remi Rough is back from the United Arab Emirates where he was invited to paint a series of new pieces on the streets of Dubai.
In town for the Sole DXB event, the London-based artist worked his magic through three abstract pieces including a collaboration with Yesbee.
Continue reading for a closer look at these artworks and keep your eyes peeled on StreetArtNews for more mural updates from the Middle East.


Coverage: Jerkface Solo Show at NYC's Bottleneck Gallery

 An eager crowd was not deterred by a little cold weather to wait in line for the opening of Jerkface's new solo show at Bottleneck Gallery last night in Brooklyn.  The free "print" for the first 50 people was a very good idea to get people out and lined up ready for the show.

An eager crowd was not deterred by a little cold weather to wait in line for the opening of Jerkface's new solo show at Bottleneck Gallery last night in Brooklyn.  The free "print" for the first 50 people was a very good idea to get people out and lined up ready for the show.  
Once inside, the crowd was enjoying the nostaligic feel of Jerkface's work.  A mix between childhood characters and pop icons, Jerkface's bold color and clean lines seem to put a smile on everyone's face.  My personal favorite was tie between the MF Doom and Bender or the Simpson Mr. Wiggum and Officer Lou. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Coverage: Ron English "EVOLUTIONARY ALTERNATIVES" @ Tribeca Grand Hotel - NYC


Ron English one of the most prolific billboard and street artists of all time took over the entire ground floor of the Tribeca Grand Hotel in NYC the other night to unveil his new body of work entitled "EVOLUTIONARY ALTERNATIVES". 


RONE creates a new series of pieces in Penang, Malaysia

Our friend RONE is currently in Malaysia where he spent the last few days working on a series of small pieces somewhere on the streets of Penang.

Our friend RONE is currently in Malaysia where he spent the last few days working on a series of small pieces somewhere on the streets of Penang.
In town for the Urban Xchange: Crossing Over street art festival organized by Urban Nation and the Hin Bus Depot, the popular Australian artist beautified the streets with his lovely portraits.
Hit the jump for more images on these artworks and check back with us soon for more updates from Penang and Southern Asia.


Friday, November 21, 2014

Lean Frizzera and Spok collaborate on a new mural in Buenos Aires, Argentina

After several days of work on the sunny streets of Buenos Aires in Argentina, Lean Frizzera and Spok just wrapped up this massive new piece.

After several days of work on the sunny streets of Buenos Aires in Argentina, Lean Frizzera and Spok just wrapped up this massive new piece.
The South American duo spent five days working on this impressive artwork which is showing a red Hydra holding a toothbrush. In Greek mythology, the Lernaean Hydra was an ancient serpent-like water monster with reptilian traits. It possessed many heads – the poets mention more heads than the vase-painters could paint – and for each head cut off it grew two more.
Hit the jump for more images and check back with us soon for more mural updates from South America.

Video: Adrian Sonni Vs. David Bowie's "Sonni Stardust"


A year in the making, multimedia street artist Sonni releases his “Sonni Stardust” video. For Sonni the idea of the video was a natural occurrence.  “When you are painting, you are playing music and music is always inspiration and it influences everything you do.  Music is the storyline for life and art.” - Sonni.

Stik paints "Big Mother" the tallest mural in the UK to highlight affordable housing issues

A newly completed 125 ft high mural painted by Stik on a condemned council owned tower block in Acton, West London is the tallest street artwork in the UK. The artwork depicts a mother and child looking forlornly from their condemned council block at the luxury apartment complexes being built around them.

A newly completed 125 ft high mural painted by Stik on a condemned council owned tower block in Acton, West London is the tallest street artwork in the UK.
The artwork depicts a mother and child looking forlornly from their condemned council block at the luxury apartment complexes being built around them.
Stik, the formerly homeless street artist who painted the mural said: “Affordable housing in Britain is under threat, this piece is to remind the world that all people need homes”. Charles Hocking House was built for low income families in 1967 and is earmarked to be torn down in 2016.
Continue reading for more images on "Big Mother" and if you are in the area, you'll be able to find it at Charles Hocking House, Bollo Bridge Road, South Acton, W3 8DA East Acton Estate, 10 minutes from Acton Town tube station. The piece is also visible from the Piccadilly line and London flight paths.