Friday, December 19, 2014

Pastel paints a new street piece in Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic

While we last heard from him in Miami, Pastel is now in the Caribbean where he was invited by the ArteSano Street Art Festival to paint a new piece in Dominican Republic.

While we last heard from him in Miami, Pastel is now in the Caribbean where he was invited by the ArteSano Street Art Festival to paint a new piece in Dominican Republic.
Painting on the busy streets of Rio San Juan, the Argentinean muralist brought to life a beautiful artwork which is featuring some of his signature imagery.
Reconvene after the jump for a detailed look at this beautiful artwork and stick with your friends at StreetArtNews for the latest updates from ArteSano.

Alexis Diaz unveils a brand new "Octophant" in Wynwood, Miami


Late last night, our friend Alexis Diaz wrapped up his latest offering to the streets of Miami in Florida with this brilliant mural.
Painting at the Wynwood Walls, the Puerto Rican muralist and his tiny brushes spent a few days working on this brand new "octophant" which is once again featuring a gazillion details. The previous Octophant was seen about two years ago in Shoreditch, London.
On top of that, we will be releasing a new limited edition screen-print with Alexis in the next few days so stay tuned for more details!
Continue reading for more detailed images on this artwork and as usual check back with us soon for more mural updates from North America.

Guido Van Helten creates a new mural in Perth, Australia

Guido Van Helten is currently in Australia where he spent the last few days working on this massive artwork somewhere on the streets of Perth.

Guido Van Helten is currently in Australia where he spent the last few days working on this massive artwork somewhere on the streets of Perth.
The talented street artist painted this portrait based on 'Certificate of Exemption from Dictation Test', an immigration document of an Afghan Cameleer 'Said Kabool,' from Western Australia in 1916.
Dictation tests were an immigration method designed to keep non-white migrants out of Australia under the immigration restriction act in 1901 (white Australia Policy.) Many Afghans were exempt from these tests however as they existed as the backbone of Western Australian economy, supplying mining towns through the desert with their camel trains. The Afghans also built the first mosques in Australia in the 1860's and the first Perth mosque in 1905, which was recently vandalised along with 2 other Islamic sites in Perth. 
Today people of 'middle eastern appearance' are currently promoted in the media as the new portrait of fear, the visual identity of a common enemy utilised to bring unity and implement law. The mention of Islam and Islamist is referred to only in the context of terrorism, a threat to the Australian way of life. This is the new ‘Cultural Racism’ replacing the old (white Australia) kind, where ethnic communities are differentiated as being a ‘threat to the cultural integrity’ of who or what is ‘Australian’ or ‘Un-Australian.’ This Contradiction and ingrained racism persist in the mainstream against our almost entirely migrant backgrounds.
Islam in Australia has roots…  --Guido Van Helten
Continue reading for more images on this artwork and then check back with us soon for more fresh updates from Australia.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Street art and graffiti in Las Vegas: Where to go and who to see

If you missed the memo about Las Vegas being the hottest city in the United States right now for Street Art then you’ve probably been hiding under a rock for the past two years.

Need an introduction to where to find the best Street Art in Las Vegas? Look no further than here with our second of three installments in Street Art News’s Guide To Unveiling The Street Art of Las Vegas. 

If you missed the memo about Las Vegas being the hottest city in the United States right now for Street Art then you’ve probably been hiding under a rock for the past two years.
We’ve spent ten days of good times and adventure at the excellent Las Vegas Marriott Hotel on which was the perfect base for us to explore the city in order to find the best street pieces.

JADE paints a new street piece in Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic

The Artesano Street Art Festival in Dominican Republic is currently underway with several murals going up around the island where JADE already finished working on his first piece.

The Artesano Street Art Festival in Dominican Republic is currently underway with several murals going up around the island where JADE already finished working on his first piece.
Painting in Rio San Juan, the Peruvian artist quickly worked his magic on this cute piece showing one of his signature characters about to release a large fish into the sea. The festival is organized by Inoperable and Evoca1.
Continue reading for more images on this artwork and then keep your eyes peeled on Street Art News for more mural updates from the Caribbean.

Colectivo Morivivi unveils a new piece for Culebra Es Ley in Puerto Rico


After a beautiful piece this summer in Santurce, Colectivo Morivivi was recently invited to work on a new piece for the first edition of Culebra Es Ley.
The Puerto Rican collective which is composed of 7 female artists painted this beautiful piece which is mixing some of their signature portraiture with colorful and vibrant corals.
Continue reading for more images by TOST Films and if you stop by the lovely island of Culebra, you'll be able to find it on Calle Pedro Marquez.

PichiAvo "Merry Xmas", a new street piece in Valencia, Spain

Spanish street art duo PichiAvo are back in their hometown of Valencia in Spain where they just finished working on this new piece.

Spanish street art duo PichiAvo are back in their hometown of Valencia in Spain where they just finished working on this new Christmas piece.
Painted in their distinctive style, the piece incorporates photorealistic Greek statues against their typical graffiti backdrops that really pops.
Continue reading for more detailed images and stick with your friends at StreetArtNews for the latest from the streets.

Ludo brings a new series of pieces to the streets of Hong-Kong


While we last heard from him in Paris a few days ago, Ludo is now back in Asia where he just landed in Hong-Kong armed with a bunch of new pieces and artworks.
Late last night, the French street artist explored the humid streets of the Pearl of the orient where he unleashed his creativity with these new street works.
Continue reading to discover more images on Ludo's latest intervention and then check back with us soon for more Urban Art updates from Asia.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Coverage: Sweet Toof Solo Show "Derailed" @ Brooklyn's Pandemic Gallery


UK Street artist and king of gold teeth and giant smiles Sweet Toof took over NYC's Pandemic Gallery located in the Brooklyn Naval Yard for a solo show entitled 'Derailed" featuring prints, originals, and mixed media creations.  For this show Sweet Toof is concentrating heavily on the freight train graffiti scene in the USA that he has been so highly inspired by.


El Decertor paints "Climatic Utopia", his new mural on the streets of Lima in Peru


Our friend El Decertor is back in his hometown of Lima in Peru where he spent a few days working on this new street piece.
The Peruvian artist and his impeccable technique once again dropped an impressive mural which is entitled "Climatic Utopia". As usual with El Decertor, he voices his concerns about the climatic changes happening in South America.
Hit the jump for more images on this artwork and if you stop by the city of Lima, you'll be able to find this street art piece on Av. Garcilazo de la Vega.