Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Kenor Martinez is also in Aalborg, Denmark where he just finished working on this beautiful and vibrant new piece for the We Aart Festival.
This new piece is a good example of Kenor’s eye-catching work, often massive in scale and characterised by a powerful use of colour and clear geometry.
WE AArt is a private initiative curated by Lars Bonde and Mads Mulva that will be running for the next three years.
Take a look at more images from Henrik Haven after the break and check back with us later tomorrow for more updates from the We Aart Festival.
After a few days of work, Guido Van Helten just wrapped up this new piece for the Akureyrarvaka culture festival 2014 on the streets of Akureyri in Iceland.
Guido paints deeply nostalgic pieces. Working from photographic references that are culturally specific he creates delicate vintage portraits that have a deeply sentimental quality. The image is portrait of 'Sia' who had passed away in 2010 in Akureyri. This piece was painted from an image found in the town's archives of Sia at a young age.
Continue reading for more angles on this artwork and stick with your friends at Street Art News for more mural updates.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
During POW! WOW! Hawaii 2014, artists Kamea Hadar and Defer (K2S) collaborated on a mural that marked the start of a year-long series of collaborative walls, gallery shows and other creative projects between the two artists entitled "Paradise Lost”. The second installment of the series are two large-scale murals in San Francisco and a viewing of canvas pieces at First Amendment Gallery, San Francisco.
“Paradise Lost deals with both Defer and my perspectives of Hawaii. With Defer recently moving to Hawaii from his hometown of Los Angeles and my being from Hawaii we both bring two different perspectives of what paradise can be. Much of my recent work deals with fire and the title also alludes to Milton's epic poem about The Fall of Man, The Temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan, their expulsion from the Garden of Eden and of course Hell. On the surface the title speaks of Hawaii losing its natural beauty and traditional ways, what many people consider “paradise”. It is also important to stress that in my eyes fire also represents change and that Hawaii's move into the modern world and urbanization is necessarily all bad. With the benefits of modern technology, and ease of travel Hawaii is quickly transforming from an “island” into a cultural hub. Honolulu as a city is quickly becoming as relevant to contemporary culture as any other big city in the world, but this takes some compromises. The balance between moving forward and still keeping traditions/cultures and preserving paradise are what makes Hawaii an interesting place and what inspired Defer and I to collaborate and create Paradise Lost." -- Kamea Hadar
Reconvene after the jump for a closer look at the piece and keep your eyes peeled on Street Art News for more exciting projects from Kamea Hadar and the POW! WOW! Family.
The Artmossphere Street Art Festival is currently underway in Moscow, Russia where Hyuro recently finished working on her mural.
The Spanish painter, born in Argentina, has always put women at the center of her artworks. Her pieces are very intimate and personal and using the wall as a mirror, we can learn a bit more about her and above all, a bit more about ourselves.
Continue reading for more detailed images on this artwork and check back with us soon for more street art updates from Russia.
Martin Whatson is back on the streets of Stavanger in Norway where he was once again invited by the always excellent Nuart Street Art Festival ran by Martyn Reed.
Earlier this afternoon, the Norwegian stencil artist just finished working on what is his biggest outdoor piece to date. The completed mural is showing his iconic "Chinook Hearts" image.
Contniue reading for more images on this artwork and check back with us soon for more updates from Martin Whatson in Norway.
Two weeks ago Sydney artist Alex Lehours tackled one of his first Sydney outdoor murals as part of an awesome collaboration with Authority Clothing and Monkey Shoulder Whisky.
All parties have come together to work on a series of exciting urban art installations throughout Australia and this amazing Newtown mural is the first of these projects.
The whole installation was captured through a seamless video shot by Melbourne videographer Cale Rodriguez and throughout the month of September you can expect limited edition apparel to be released based around this epic art piece.
Hit the jump for more detailed images on this mural and if you are in the area, you'll be able to find it at the The Courthouse Hotel in Newtown.
Monday, September 01, 2014
The We Aart Festival is underway and Aryz has finished the first mural on the streets of Aalborg, Denmark.
Working under the rain, the Barcelona-based muralist once again worked on a truly epic scale and dropped his usual character based work with this lovely woman. If you stop by Aalborg, you will be able to find the piece on Lindholmssti 2.
Continue reading for more images on this new piece and check back with us soon for more updates from We Aart with Liqen, Interesni Kazki and more...
|1. Pejac - Vitry, France|
Number 1 this month is guaranteed to make you smile, it's a super clever piece from the Spanish artist Pejac which he painted at the end of August on the streets of Vitry Sur Seine, France.The piece features a pair of children who appear to be burning ants with a magnifying glass in a spot of sunlight, but once viewed close-up the tiny figures are revealed to be small people instead of insects.
The rest of this month’s ranking takes us around Africa, Europe and North Africa, offering a wide variety of style and imagery from ten talented artists that you definitely need to keep an eye out for.
Discover the rest of the ranking after the click and we'll see you for a new edition of our monthly top 10 at the end of September!
The good lads from Bicicleta Sem Freio are back in Europe where they just wrapped this sweet new mural on the streets of East London, UK.
After a first piece in The Big Smoke earlier this summer, the Brazilian artists spent an extra three days to paint this beautiful and vibrant artwork. This tropicalization of East London was organised by the JustKids Collective.
Continue reading for more images on this piece and if you are in the area, you'll be able to find it off Brick Lane.
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While we last heard from him earlier this Summer in Ibiza, INTI is now in the Netherlands where he was invited by the HRLN project to paint on the streets of Heerlen in Netherlands.
Entitiled "Creed", the Chilean muralist painted this massive artwork which shows one of his recurring Virgins holding an Olive branch and dressed up with a camo-inspired outfit combined with a bullet belt. Peace and War.
Hit the jump for a fresh selection of images on "Creed" and check back with us soon for more mural updates from INTI.