Street Update #27
Your selection of street art this week has brought forth a variety of different imagery, styles and techniques. The presentation this week includes: beautiful women; subway take-overs in Rome; the evolution of art; deadly fruits; and the strongest man in Paris. The style and techniques range from paste-ups to free-hand photorealism. No matter what the mural depicts or how it was created they are all an outstanding selection of your choice.
David Walker in Wynwood
In lure of his upcoming exhibition at Robert Fontaine in Wynwood district of Miami, David Walker has created a huge mural. His most likely largest portrait of a women to date was created entirely with the use of spray cans. Without brush or stencils David Walker creates unbelievably realistic depictions of women in the most colorful way you can imagine. All of Walkers portraits are made up of colorful freehand spray that eventually make up the face of a woman. Taking this mural as indication for the exhibition, we can’t wait to see some of Walker’s artworks.
Seth Globepainter is taking over Rome’s metro system. First he painted one of his signature pieces with the figures head submerged in a rainbow sphere next to a ticket counter at Metra Station la Spagna. His next piece at the same metro station and part of the same exhibition Urban Legends at Macro Museum shows a small boy pealing of the wallpaper of the station to let out colorful birds. For his latest piece Seth Globepainter painted an entire train, again with his signature imagery of the submerged head.
PICHI & AVO
For the Mislatas Representan PICHI & AVO painted and sprayed a hyper-realistic Greek Statue on a graffiti grounding. The crass contrast is created not only by the different styles and grey-white on colorful tags but also by the different art periods the mural encompasses. PICHI & AVO take us from the Greek antique to the graffiti culture that originated in New York.
The Paris born and Milan educated street artist Ludo flew to Thailands capital to shoot a promo video for his upcoming show in the UK. Ludo has created several deadly morphing’s on the streets on Bangkok. One of your favorite pieces was the pineapple-skull painted on the pillar of a bridge. The grim reaper-fruit has a rose piercing it’s eye and a sickle in his mouth.
The French street artists pasted the strongest man in Paris, lifting a car on his back. The piece is probably referencing to the impossible traffic and parking situation in France’s capital. The paste-ups title “Enlevement” is roughly translated “Impoundment”. Characteristic for his paste-ups is the monochrome black and white sketching. This makes them standout against the pastel colored wall of Paris 5th Arrondisement.