Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Nychos unveils a giant bat in San Francisco, USA

Nychos is currently in Northern California where he just finished working on a giant piece on the streets of San Francisco.

Nychos is currently in Northern California where he just finished working on a giant piece on the streets of San Francisco.
The Austrian surgeon brought to life a super-sized bat in his signature style showing the beast's insides and bones structure. The bat is about to prey on a cute insect which has also been dissected by Nychos.
Hit the jump for a bunch of extra images by Brock Brake and if you are in the area, you'll be able to find it on Howard Street. 

"Trash Cat", a new street installation by Bordalo II in Portugal

After "Trash Puppy" a few days ago, Bordalo II just sent us some images from his latest street installation which is entitled "Trash Cat".

After "Trash Puppy" a few days ago, Bordalo II just sent us some images from his latest street installation which is entitled "Trash Cat".
As usual with the Portuguese artist, this piece was built using solely trash and found materials that he gathered from the streets. After a few days of work, the end-result is stunning with this beautiful and super cute kitty.
With trash of an abandoned place, I built a dog and a cat, two pieces done just when alot of animals are being abandoned by their owners.
I can´t understand how someone can go on holiday at peace with himself when he abandoned a son. -- Bordalo II
Hit the jump to discover more detailed images from Mr Kitty and stick with us to discover more fresh updates from around the world.

Monday, August 03, 2015

"PA_1160", a new invasion by Invader in Paris, France

Invader is keeping himself busy this summer with yet another new invasion which just spawned on the streets of Paris.

Invader is keeping himself busy this summer with yet another new invasion which just spawned on the streets of Paris.
This cute cactus brings the French street artist to a total of 1160 pixelated pieces which have invaded the busy streets of his hometown. 
Hit the jump for a few extra images by Alexandre Feuvrier and keep your eyes peeled on StreetArtNews for more mural updates from France. 

"The Road Of Solidarity", a new piece by Freddy Sam in Azores, Portugal


South African artist Freddy Sam spent a few days on the Azores islands where he was invited by the good lads from the Walk&Talk Street Art Festival.
Freddy Sam created this beautiful piece which is entitled "The Road Of Solidarity". The mural depicts two young brothers Rodrigo and Johny and their friend Claudio walking into the ocean, into the life of a fisherman.The abstract golden line joins them and represents the community of Lagoa and symbolizes solidarity.
My intention with this and all my murals is to create an artwork that has meaning to the community who will live with the mural.In lead up to the festival during a skype meeting The curators of the Walk&Talk festival suggested the fishing community of Lagoa as the place for my mural and that one of the curators Monte Sarrado has been working on a documentary about the fisherman for quite some time already and could help me with the introductions. She told me how the fisherman worked in teams split between men out at sea and men on land and she shared how they were full with interesting tattoos.My mind immediately was filled with ideas of how I could narrate a story of fisherman and their relationship to the ocean. My imagination wondered about the stories of myth and legend that had been passed down to them from generations of fisherman. I had assumed they would tell me romantic stories about life at sea. After arriving on the island and spending a day with the fisherman and learning about life in Lagoa I found out that in fact there was very little romanticism like I had imagined.Far from it, I was so wrong, fishing was a harsh life, it was simply a way to earn for their families nothing more to it and asking if they had any meaning or relationship with the ocean left the fisherman with no answer’s for me as this is something they had never really thought of.Their tattoo filled arms had no meaning, and when asked about the beauty of the nature they encounter on their long fishing expeditions they replied that they did enjoy seeing the dolphins and the whales but there was nothing deeper to it then that.

I was now stuck and didn’t really know what to paint and shared my concerns with Monte during lunch. She told me not to worry and that we should go to visit the wall.The wall (I believe by fait) was on a street named “Rua da solidaridade” / “The road of solidarity ”  --Freddy Sam
Hit the jump for a bunch of extra images and check back with us throughout the week for the latest updates from the streets.

Ella & Pitr in Campania, Italy


Ella & Pitr are currently in Italy where they just finished working on another gigantic piece somewhere in the region of Campania.
The French street art duo brought to life one of their signature super-sized characters taking a nap on a parking lot. As usual, their technique is unique and mighty impressive.
Take a look at a bunch of extra images after the break and stick with your friends at StreetArtNews for more updates from Italy.

Ben Eine creates "Harmony", his latest mural in Chicago

Ben Eine has been in Chicago this past week to open his show, "The Great Western" with Sickboy and Word To Mother. While in town he's been busy, getting up a giant mural in the city's Wabash Arts Corridor' while also finding time to do a few shutters.

Ben Eine has been in Chicago this past week to open his show, "The Great Western" with Sickboy and Word To Mother. While in town he's been busy, getting up a giant mural in the city's Wabash Arts Corridor' while also finding time to do a few shutters.
For the massive mural on East Congress Street Eine chose "HARMONY", which is fitting as the show opened the same weekend as the Lollapalooza music festival.
For more info on "The Great Western" show featuring Eine, Word To Mother, and Sickboy check out www.verticalgallery.com.
Check out more of Eine's fresh paint, and check back with us soon for more of what's new on the streets of Chicago.

Jody creates a new piece for Upfest in Bristol, UK


Multi-discipline designer, art director and Street artist Jody just finished working on his piece for the Upfest festival in Bristol, UK.
Despite completing his piece a few days after the festival's end, the British artist brought to life another stunning piece of work with this hyper-realistic hand half covered in black paint.
Continue reading for more images on this artwork and then check back with us soon for the latest street art updates.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

The 10 Most Popular Street Art Pieces of July 2015

1. Germen Crew - Mexico
Time for a new episode of our monthly round-up of the ten most popular street art pieces featured on StreetArtNews. As usual, this ranking is created by our readers and based entirely on our server's unique page-views.

Number one this month, is a brilliant collaborative piece by Germen Crew which transformed an entire district of Pachuca in Mexico.
Second place this month goes to Ted Pim, who achieved the runners up position with his unique Baroque Street Art. Polling third and fourth are WD and Owen Dippie with their great pieces in Athens and New York City.

Did your favourite piece make our list this month? Stay with us till after the jump for a selection of the talents included in July's top 10, and be sure to let your thoughts be known in the comments section!


"Cecil The Lion", a tribute by DZIA in Glasgow, Scotland

Our buddy DZIA recently spent some time in the lovely city of Glasgow in Scotland where he managed to cram in several pieces.

Our buddy DZIA recently spent some time in the lovely city of Glasgow in Scotland where he managed to cram in several pieces.
Amongst some of his signature animals, the Belgian artist created a beautiful portrait and tribute to "Cecil The Lion". Cecil was a 13-year-old male Southwest African lion who primarily lived in the Hwange National Park in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Last month, Cecil was shot and killed after Walter Palmer, an American recreational big-game hunter, had wounded him with an arrow.
Hit the jump to discover all the pieces and then stick with us for the latest street art updates from around the world.

Seth GlobePainter creates a new mural in Montreal, Canada


Julien Malland better known as Seth GlobePainter recently spent some time in Montreal where he was invited to work on a new piece.
Specializing in painting characters on walls, the French artist created this signature piece showing two young kids running one into another. This time around, Seth cleverly incorporated the building's bricks and the cloud's background into each design. A beautiful addition to the streets of Montreal.
Continue reading for more detailed images and then check back with us soon for the latest street art updates from North America.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

SeaWalls '15: Bicicleta Sem Freio creates a new piece in Cozumel, Mexico

While you discovered some progress images a few days ago, Bicicleta Sem Freio have now completed their latest mural on the streets of Cozumel, Mexico.

While you discovered some progress images a few days ago, Bicicleta Sem Freio have now completed their latest mural on the streets of Cozumel, Mexico.
In town with JUSTKIDS for SeaWalls: Murals For Oceans and PangeaSeed, the Brazilian duo created this super vibrant piece which has now become their trademark. The theme was the ocean's plastic pollution hence why so many smaller objects are appearing on the design.
Hit the jump for some more photographs on this artwork and check back with us soon for the latest updates from the bicycles without break.


Friday, July 31, 2015

"The Mediterranean Tunnel" by MTO in Malta & Italy

MTO just sent us a series of images from a brilliant intervention he just finished working on in Sliema, Malta and Sapri, Italy.

MTO just sent us a series of images from a brilliant intervention he just finished working on in Sliema, Malta and Sapri, Italy.
Entitled "The Mediterranean Tunnel", the French artist brought to life some of his hyper-realistic imagery showing a man entering trough the side of a building in Malta and exiting in Italy. The first part of the mural was painted for Sliema Arts Festival in Malta while the second part of the mural was created for Incipit Project in Sapri, Italy.
" ... MALTA TAKES THE DEAD AND SENDS THE LIVING TO ITALY...
[...] ...This happened when Enrico Letta was prime minister of Italy. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat thanked the Italian government. The Maltese have accepted the dead, but not the living. Malta is too small to take in thousands of persons. But if someone is in danger at sea, they pick him up: it is not true they push him back in the water. Then they try not to keep him: that is true. They have a pragmatic approach, but not an inhuman one."
He cites the example of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station an American couple of Italian origin, the Catambrones, who rigged a ship with drones purchased in the US, put together a crew and recruited the former head of the Maltese Armed Forces to try and pick up people from the sea. [...] "Malta relies very much on an intervention in Libya. Joseph Muscat says that if we do not go into Libya, this problem will never be resolved ... "
Continue reading for more detailed images on these artworks and then make sure to drop your two cents down in our comments section.


Ron English "Temper Tot", a new piece in Manhattan, New York City

Ron English spent the last few days on his cherry picker to work on a new piece in Manhattan for The Lisa Project.

Ron English spent the last few days on his cherry picker to work on a new piece in Manhattan for The Lisa Project.
The American pop-artist brought to life one of his signature "Temper Tot" which is a cheeky play on The Incredible Hulk and a wink to his kids Zephyr and Mars. This new Temper Tot was painted on the same wall where the Green version was made a few years ago.
Continue reading for more detailed images on this artwork and if you are in the area, you'll be able to find them on 114 Mulberry Street in Little Italy.