Street Update #156
Starting as a subversive and radical act of creative vandalism, street art has now evolved into a desirable art form being adorned in galleries and museums worldwide. Growing up to become one of the most exciting movements of our time, street art has infiltrated into the art fair world as well. In April, we can look forward to the second edition of Urban Art Fair in Paris that will bring together 30 prestigious international and French galleries specialized in Urban Art. Each day, there is a variety of stunning murals being created all across the globe as part of street art festivals and different initiatives, giving us the pleasure of following these creatives and their work around. We continue to track the brand new ones on our Instagram profile, so make sure you follow us there for all the latest updates from the most renowned and talented street artists working today. In the meantime, check out what they have been doing in the past four weeks!
Tristan Eaton and Saturno, Culver City, CA
Tristan Eaton and Saturno have joined forces to create a stunning mural in Culver City in Los Angeles. The spectacular America Needs Brains is a colossal statement on the current political situation in the United States. Executed with freehand spray paint, the mural features a meticulous, visual collage of pop imagery mixed with artists’ unique styles.
Best known for his outstanding figurative murals created on a large scale, INO is one of the most internationally recognized Greek street artists. The artist has created another stunning mural executed in his distinctive style with fragmented forms, photorealistic elements and grayscale color palette with touches of light blue. Titled Stay Away, it was painted on Hippocratio Hospital in Thessaloniki, supported by Hellenic Liver Patient Association.
Known for his monumental and technically outstanding art pieces, Nychos is in a constant quest for stories he wants to tell with his art. Continuing his tour in Australia, the artist has created yet another outstanding piece. Titled Anatomy of a Kangaroo, the mural was painted in Collingwood, Melbourne.
Fintan Magee, Tauranga
A prominent Australian street and fine artist, Fintan Magee creates socially and environmentally engaged works. The artist has participated in the Paradox festival in Tauranga, New Zealand, where a selection of internationally acclaimed artists has turned the city into an outdoor gallery. The artist has contributed with a mural titled The Wall Builder, executed in his recognizable style.
The acclaimed Italian artist Vesod has participated in Sober Walls, a mural painting project in Rotterdam organized by Sober Collective. Titled An Instant Before, the work is painted in his distinctive style characterized by high contrast figures full of staggered motion and bright geometric abstractions. Investigating the dimension of time through three-dimensional space, the artist “freezes” time into crystallized fractures.
Sebas Velasco and Telmo Miel, Rotterdam
Artists Sebas Velasco and Telmo Miel joined forces to create a stunning piece titled Hit the Lights in Rotterdam, also as part of Sober Walls project. The duo shares a fascination for realistic imagery and is currently making life-sized wall paintings using spray-paint all over the globe.
AEC Interesni Kazki, Cancun
The Ukrainian street artist AEC Interesni Kazki is known for his striking surrealistic imagery drawn from science, religion, mythology, cosmology, myths and times past. The artist has created a stunning mural in Cancun in Mexico titled End of the Age of Walls. The piece was painted in an old neighborhood of Cancun and it reflects the artist’s view on education and culture as aspects that can break the walls and barriers between the people.
Remi Rough, Roubaix
The acclaimed British artist Remi Rough has painted a new mural on the building of La Condition Publique in Roubaix, France, as part of the Street Generations show curated by Magda Danysz Gallery. The piece was executed in his signature style characterized by synthetic yet dynamic lines and neat geometric forms.
Snik, Hong Kong
Known for achieving a high level of realism in their work, the British duo Snik has made hand cut stencils and great attention to detail their trademark. As part of this year’s HKwalls festival in Hong Kong, the duo has created an exceptional 8 layer hand cut stencil made with spraypaint in Wong Chuk Hang entitled Passing Me By.
Felipe Pantone, Lisbon
Straddling conventional graffiti, typography and abstraction, Felipe Pantone fuses bold elements of graphic design with highly evolved geometric shapes to create an ultra-modern aesthetic. Working in Lisbon, the artist has created his largest mural to date. Adorning a 17 story building in the Portugal capital, the mural is titled Chromadynamica para Lisboa and it complements and reacts with the stark modernity of the cityscape with bold colors and geometrical patterns.
Featured images: Sebas Velasco and Telmo Miel in Rotterdam, via streetartnews.com; Vesod in Rotterdam (detail); Tristan Eaton and Saturno in Los Angeles; Nychos in Melbourne, via deansunshine. com; AEC Interesni Kazki in Cancun, via interesnikazki.com