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.

Invader brings a new series of Invasion on the streets of Paris, France


After his trip in Italy last month, our friend Space Invader is back in his hometown of Paris in France where he's been rather busy.
The legendary French artist unveiled a series of new pieces featuring some of his signature tiny creatures and two larger characters including spock from Star Trek
Invader's heavy and fragile mosaics are comprised of masonry tilesand  are assembled and mounted with epoxy. Depending on the location, specially rigged extension poles are used to mount the invasions.
Hit the jump for more images by Tofz4u and check back with us soon for more fresh updates from Mr Invader.

Coverage: David Walker's London Solo Show "A Blank Canvas is a White Flag"


David Walker has populated cities across the world with his strikingly surreal portraits on the sides of buildings. Now Berlin-based, the artist is back to London for his first gallery show in three years at the Lawrence Alkin Gallery, ‘A Blank Canvas is a White Flag’.

The artist has produced a variety of processes and styles with an all new way of presenting portraits. The viewers are in for a treat exploring not only Walker’s signature style colour-explosive paintings but also new techniques including 3D installations, photography, as well as collaborations with talented artists Ryan Callanan and Schoony.

On the meaning behind the exhibition’s title ‘A Blank Canvas is a White Flag’, the artist comments that it refers ‘to that idea of the war you wage on being a creative in the world today’. It can be very difficult to justify making portrait paintings when you read the news or see what's happening in the world. There are a lot of forces both interior and exterior that makes you question the worth of making a painting. The title really comes from that idea that if you do nothing then you’ve essentially given up. Like every artist you go through phases of wondering why the hell you do it. For me it’s a need to make things, manifest work, to move forward and create'

If you are in London the exhibition is running until 30 November 2014 at 9 Kingsland Road, London E2 8AA. Continue reading for more images from his show and stay with us for more news on Walker’s work in London.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dome paints a fantastic mural in Mumbai, India

German artist Dome was recently in Mumbai, India, taking part in St+art India festival with this fantastic large mural entitled "Coming Home".

German artist Dome was recently in Mumbai, India, taking part in St+art India festival with this fantastic large mural entitled "Coming Home".
The piece took 3 and half days and 2 cherry pickers to finish, and is his tallest work so far. Measuring 22.5x5m this impressive piece was done using acrylics and spray paint. The finished work is a surrealist image mixing his signature flat, human like silhouette and more realistic, illustrative elements such as animals and objects, placed on a pedestal. Strong contrast between monochrome colors of the piece and the crumbling facade, as well as different painting styles, give lots of depth to this large piece.
Check out more detail and progress shots after the jump and come back soon for more news from Asia.

Pixel Pancho and Bosoletti collaborate on a new mural in Armstrong, Argentina

After New-Zealand a few days ago, Pixel Pancho has now landed in South America where he started his trip in lovely Argentina.

After New-Zealand a few days ago, Pixel Pancho has now landed in South America where he started his trip in lovely Argentina.
The Italian muralist teamed up with Bosoletti to work on this awesome collaboration somewhere on the streets of Armstrong. The newly formed-duo quickly worked their way through this piece which is featuring Pixel Pancho's signature robotic imagery combined with some of Bosoletti's characters.
Hit the jump for more images and check back with us soon for more mural updates from Pixel Pancho around the world.

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