Thursday, October 30, 2014
Our friend Sego recently stopped by the lovely city of Oaxaca where he worked his magic on a brand new piece.
One talented artist, two different styles; Sego is the name used for the hyper detailed, organic style in the higher images, while Ovbal is the name used for the lower, abstract style.
Hit the jump for more detailed images by KaptaMX and then keep your eyes peeled on Street Art News for more mural updates from Central America!
Later tonight in San Juan, Puerto Rico, our friends at C787Studios will be opening a new group exhibition entitled "La Máscara".
The exhibition " La Máscara" (The Mask) is a collective of artists with an incredible domain of concept and manufacture. A gathering of creators with varying artistic concerns and styles. The concept stems from the study of artistic introspection and the subconscious through the collective gaze. A renaissance of creative self consciousness and the individuals alter ego.
If you are in San Juan tonight, the show will be opening at 7PM at Calle Cerra #734 in the district of Santurce.
Painting with no background, using the building's color and texture as a part of their work, the young artists created this neat image that blends with the surrounding. Showing a dark haired old man with thick mustache, having a cup of coffee while rising from a rubbish bin, the piece has a lot of elements of the place and the country it is painted in. The mural might be seen as a comment of an Italian or European economy situation.
Check out more process photos by Blind Eye Factory after the jump and come back soon for more news about Polish artists.
While we last heard from him last month with a tribute to Fabrizio Ceruso, Blu is back in Rome where he just wrapped up this massive new piece.
Without any scissor lift and using solely rappelling ropes, the legendary Italian artist painted yet another impressive mural which is showing a cargo boat being assaulted by a bunch of red soldiers. The boat is carrying on his deck a large building plus several cranes and engines. The sun in the background is reminiscing of an upcoming apocalypse.
Continue reading for more images on this artwork and then check back with us soon for the latest mural updates from Europe.
Downtown Las Vegas also welcomed the dougs from Cyrcle which were in town for the second edition of the Life Is Beautiful Festival with JustKids.
“Faith, Courage, Power, Growth” is their latest offering to the local gambling community! Bright orange neon and transparent black were used to paint this piece. Another brilliant piece by the Los-Angeles based duo.
Continue reading for more images and if you stop by Las Vegas, you’ll be able to find it in front of the Downtown Grand valet parking.
Spanish street art guerillero Escif recently stopped by Barcelona in Spain where he was invited to participate in the Open Walls Conference 2014.
Working on a large building, the Valencia-based street artist painted this massive greek pillar made of marble. Another cryptic piece by Escif which could be interoperated in a million different ways.
Hit the jump for a series of extra images on this mural and then let us know what you think down in our comments section.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Guido Van Helten recently stopped by his hometown of South Brisbane in Australia where he was invited to paint for the Pillars Project.
As usual with the Australian street artist, he spent a few days working on this stunning monochromatic portrait.
The content and theme of the work was based on a collaboration with Historian/Artist and Archive curator Michael Aird from Keeaira Publishing and the Queensland museum. The work displays a portrait of an unidentified woman who was part of an dance group formed by Archibald Meston from a variety of people from the Northern Territory, North Queensland and the Torres Straight, who travelled down to Brisbane in 1892 under the performance title of ‘Wild Australia.’ The group spent three months training in Brisbane in 1892 where they were photographed here on the banks of the Brisbane river. After travelling south to Melbourne financial backing was withdrawn and the group spent six months until they could get back to Brisbane in July 1893. Michael is currently researching this story together with these photographs for an upcoming exhibition project at the Queensland Museum early next year, through which it is hoped will begin the discussion in discovering family connections to these people and what happened to them. --Guido Van Helten
Continue reading for a closer look at the piece and then make sure to drop your two cents down in our comments section.
Hailing from London, Lakwena was also part of the line-up for the second edition of the always excellent Life Is Beautiful Festival in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.
In town with JustKids, the British street artist helped by her assistant brought some of her signature imagery for the locals to enjoy. Bright and bold this piece reads “Ever After”.
Hit the jump for a closer look at this mural and then check back with us soon for more mural updates throughout the day.
A few days ago, Urban Nation and Jonathan Levine Gallery teamed up to present the PM6 event on the streets of Berlin in Germany.
The NYC-based gallery brought DALeast to work his magic on the facade of the Urban Nation Berlin in Schnoebeg. As usual, the Chinese artist dropped some of his energetic line-based imagery with this stunning head of an eagle. Using brown and earthy colors, it seems like the head is slowly rusting away.
More images by our own Olivia are just below and check back with us soon for more updates from PM6 and Urban Nation.
The legendary Nunca spent the last few days in Poland where he was invited by Urban Forms to paint a new piece on the streets of Lodz.
The Brazilian "grafiteiro" artist once again created an image that confront modern urban Brazil with its native past. A beautiful piece of Brazil in the middle of Poland!
Hit the jump for more images on this artwork and then if you stop by Lodz, you'll be able to find th piece on Narutowicza and Kilińskiego