Street Update returns with fresh paint from the walls of Delhi, Paris, London, New York and a swimming pool at an unknown location. The paint forms murals: on the side of a skyscraper; at pedestrian walks and alleyways; on a world famous wall; and in curved pavement. The murals depict: the greatest humanitarian in recent times; a stumbling clerk; the girl with dragoon tattoo; neon patterns; and a three-dimensional bear. These images were painted by ECB, Levalet, C215, Maya Hayuk and Panda-World-Kroo. The selection of murals comes from the Facebook likes and shares you gave the murals last week. So here you go: Your mural roundup.
German street artist Hendrik Beikirch aka ECB is one of the best photorealistic large-scale muralists there is. His portraits of people can be found on the entire side of 50-meter tall skyscrapers around the globe. Usually the portraits are of anonymous individuals, in India he made an exception to that rule. As part of the street art festival St.ART Delhi he painted the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi on the side of an apartment block. ECB’s piece in Delhi is beautiful in conception, perception and execution.
Levalet is the subversive street art phantom of Paris. After having completed “Fly Away”, the Parisian version of Billy Elliot, he now commences his work on the street with “Inventory”. The piece shows a teenage clerk with a typewriter strapped around his neck. While walking the clerk types and pastes documents. The documents fill the space in the wall that is more destroyed than the rest. The message behind the piece is mending with words?! What do you think? Drop a comment on Facebook.
In London for his latest solo exhibition “Back to Black”, French street artist C215 also took up the chance to paint some walls of the street around StolenSpace Gallery. C215 painted numerous men and women on brick walls these last days, but none stuck out like the tattooed girl in blue (we know she’s not really the “The Girl with the Dragoon Tattoo” by the way). The murals ‘stand-out’ status is not only owed to the scarce clothing on the women but also the fine combination of classic graffiti spraying and fine art painting.
Maya Hayuk’s paintings and massively scaled murals recall views of outer space, traditional Ukrainian crafts, airbrushed manicures, and mandalas. The bowery mural now displays the signature neon patterns by Maya Hayuk. Following artists like Keith Haring, Os Gemeos and FAILE, Maya Hayuk proves she’s now with the majors. In the grey and cold New York, the bright colors and their exquisite composition lighten up the days at the corner of Houston and Bowery in Lower Manhattan.
We can’t say all to much about this 3D street art piece we found on Facebook. While searching social media channels for fresh murals we came across the Panda-World-Kroo. Panda Kroo calls themselves “collectif noiréblantesque, amateur de coulures noires” Freely translated this means as much as “black-and-white-esque collective”. We find a very fitting name for an illustrator collective that specializes in painting one specific bear. That’s right, the Panda ‘BEAR’. The most recently shard image was a picture of the unbelievably executed 3D mural of a Panda sitting in an empty pool.
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