Street Update #14
Street Update is back again with the latest and hottest murals from the street. This weeks edition features: Japanese Geisha’s in Los Angeles; a galactic traveler inspecting humanity; the solo of French Billy Elliot; a video; and (nothing new) a beautiful women in Paris. Our Street Update is once again filled with some of the best murals you find on the globe. Who says so? You did! Our selection of street art is in fact your selection of street art. By liking and sharing the murals we post on Facebook they move up the ranks to eventually climb up the winners podium. The best murals this week come from…
The French street artist Levalet has lived up to his name once gain. His latest street art piece entitled Fly Away is another example of his amazing skill to integrate his art in the urban environment. The pasted men are actually a time lapse displayed in one image. The man atop the stairs begins with the classic ‘Passé’, followed by something improvised and ending with the ‘Assemblée’. Completely engulfed by the dance moves the dancer doesn’t seem to notice, or to care, that his entire briefcase is emptied on the street. Levalet used real paper pasted on the wall or the steps to enhance his integrated street art. Fly Away is another original, brilliant and cool idea by the French street artist Levalet.
The 24 year old Spanish street artists Borondo is no longer only a talent. His latest collaboration with JAZ or his most recent solo piece in London proves this. Borondo painted a portrait of a man upside down on the wall. The effect this creates under a bridge crossing a river is that the mural is reflected in the water beneath it. The mural is painted between the gap of two bridges allowing light to hit Borondo’s artwork and creating the mirror effect. Borondo documented the creation process and made the video available to the public. This video captures the origination process of the mural beautifully and is underlined by slow music adding to the sophisticated feel all of Borondo’s works have. So for the first time ever in Street Update we feature a video. Enjoy!
The Irish street artist Fin DAC, best known for his realist painting and stenciling of beautiful women has created another signature piece on the street of LA. Fin DAC’s newest ‘Urban aesthetic’ is titled Nadeshiko. The mural is approximately seven meters tall, making Nadeshiko one of Fin DAC’s larger pieces in recent weeks. Also new considering the past months is that Fin DAC is working alone and not with Angelina Christina. The work is not less impressive in Fin DAC paints in solitude. Nadeshiko can be found on the corner of Santee and 8th.
Hopare in Paris
Hopare is the second French artist to make his mark on his capital. After having impressed us with one of the first murals of 2014 that used real feathers as an element of the artwork, Hopare is back to basics. Basic is not the ideal description of the elaborate, colorful and unbelievably skilled work that Hopare is doing, we use it to explain that this time it’s “only” paint. Even then Hopare’s murals stand out with their straight black line building the border for an array of colors that eventually make up a beautiful women and mural on the walls of Paris.
Spanish street artist and illustrator Deih completed another mural of his insider cosmos series. The latest addition to the list is the galactic visitor in Barrio del Carmen, the old town of Valencia, Spain. The alien is so large she can examine a human between the tip of her fingers and her entire body is composed of the universe. We haven’t quite figured out what the tubes coming from the aliens head leading into her back are for. Should you be in Valencia any time soon be sure to ask her and then let us know.