Jean Gallard

Jean is researcher and author for Widewalls. jean.gallard@widewalls.ch
Hendrik Beikirch making art Hendrik Beikirch

As someone who has come a long way with his intimate and detailed portraits of people, Hendrik Beikirch has recently decided to start exploring narratives that have historical elements of the Soviet realism. Although he mostly uses a limited black and white...

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Lek-Villa-Medicis-20161 Lek

Lek is a French graffiti artist, a member of Da Mental Vaporz crew, who was lucky to live in Paris in the 80s, when the city cradled many graffiti artists. At the age of 16, Lek realizes that the streets in his neighborhood are covered with graffiti,...

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Rone - Wynwood Miami 2013 - Image copyright of Sean R Sullivan Rone

Rone is a notable street artist living in Melbourne, Australia, famous for his lavish paintings and murals of glamorous and beautiful women. His reoccurring motif is so-called Jane Doe, in which the artist attempts to convey the friction point between beauty...

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Sebastien Preschoux - Portrait of the artist Sebastien Preschoux

Sébastien Preschoux is a self-taught Parisian artist known for his handmade thread installations and geometric drawings. The main characteristic that differentiates his art among many contemporary aesthetical concepts is his insistence on manual labor....

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Casey Gray Studio 11 Casey Gray

In his art, Casey Gray explores how people cope with the visual overload of the modern time. Born in 1983 in Palo Alto, California, his artworks emphasize the visual collision of every day’s scenery of content, the incremental data we are being...

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Contemporary art AJ Fosik

AJ Fosik is an American artist, known for his carefully crafted and vividly colored wooden sculptures. Fosik’s feral creations take the shape of fantastic beings that communicate a subversive, anti-religious commentary through the depiction of hyperbolized...

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Sinic - Shangri-la, On the Road project, 2012 Sinic

Hong Kong based, but claims to be 100% Chinese, Sinic is definitely an artist to keep an eye on. He mainly paints graffiti, combining western and Chinese calligraphy as a new type of fusion art form. Sinic is putting a big effort in keeping street art alive...

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Mr Jago - In front of one of his pieces - Photo via Artelgallery Mr. Jago

Duncan Jago, better known as Mr. Jago, comes from the UK, and is considered a veteran of the street art and design community. Coming from the world of graffiti, the artist started his studies in illustration, but soon turned his interest to more abstract...

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Fintan Magee

Fintan Magee, a prominent Australian street and fine artist, creates socially and environmentally engaged works. He often uses personal experiences in order to describe global world issues – for instance, in 2015, his solo show at Backwoods Gallery in...

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Stinkfish painting mural at Zhouzhi Shaanxi province, China, 2016 - Image copyright of the artist Stinkfish

Always carrying the camera with him, Stinkfish likes to take pictures of the unknown random people that he later transfers into stencils, decorating the old walls around the globe. He became recognizable for his brightly colored portraits of complete...

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Jason Seife portrait - Image courtesy of the Robert Fontaine Gallery Jason Seife

Reinventing his favorite eras in Art History, mostly Renaissance, through the mediums and techniques that were not yet discovered or utilized at the time, Jason Seife bases his approach on merging tightly rendered images with thick layers of color that create...

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Smug

Known for his photo realism graffiti work, Smug, or Smug One, aka Sam Bates, is an Australian contemporary street artist of great skill. Using nothing but spray cans, he was able to gain mastery over a difficult task of making highly technical pieces that are...

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Rammellzee

Rammellzee was an American street and performance artist, sculptor, writer, and hip-hop musician, famous for his Wild Style tag work that can be found all over the East Village in New York City. Rammellzee’s graffiti style, which is dynamic and vibrant, was...

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Street Art Pixel Pancho

When you think of robots, you think of toys for children and sci-fi. An idea of them being a constant source of inspiration for someone’s work simply doesn’t occur. Pixel Pancho, a young Italian artist is one of the robot aficionados, and they have been...

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Kevin Sloan Kevin Sloan

With such rapid and immense development of science and technology in the past few decades, civilization is moving towards a more “mechanical” future and surroundings, one that puts into question our relationship with nature and its inhabitants. There are...

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Alexis Diaz x Borondo - Museum of Art of Puerto Rico, San Juan, 2016 Alexis Diaz

Alexis Diaz is a Puerto Rican painter and urban muralist, known for his chimerical and dreamlike depictions of animals in a state of metamorphosis. Inhabited mostly by phantasmagorical animals, Alexis Diaz’s captivating murals are characterized by a...

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Borondo - intervention in Albany (AUS) for PUBLIC 2016, photo Bewley Shaylor Borondo

Gonzalo Borondo was born in a Spanish city Valladolid, but very soon went to live in Segovia. At fourteen, Borondo moved to Madrid where he attended the Art School and the Academy of Fine Arts. He graduated in IES Margarita Salas Madrid and continued his fine...

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Lionel Smit in front of his sculpture at Union Square, NYC, 2016 Lionel Smit

Creating unordinary woman portraits, representational and abstract at the same time, Lionel Smit finds his inspiration in the residents of Cape Malay community. Guided by influences of Francis Bacon’s, Lucian Freud’s and Andy Warhol’s work, he combines...

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