Street Update #162
Despite the increasingly bad weather conditions the northern hemisphere is facing, street artists are still working hard and participating in a variety of street art festivals that defy winds, rains and storms. The southern hemisphere, however, offers much better conditions for outdoor creativity. As a result of their efforts, the world is getting more and more connected through urban art and contemporary muralism, engaging entire communities to participate.
As street artists continue to amaze us with their stunning pieces, we continue to showcase the very best of their work on our Instagram profile. It is now that time of the month when we take a look back and bring you the most stunning pieces that marked the month behind us. Scroll down and enjoy our latest Street Update!
Bikismo in Jacksonville, Florida
Something new by Bikismo was spotted in Jacksonville, Florida. Known for making art that transcends borders, Bikismo took part in this year’s edition of Art (Re)Public project, a platform that provides artists and creators with the resources, partnerships, funding, and production needed for them to create new boundary-pushing work.
He was working along with 12 other international artists, aiming to create a nationally-recognized Art District.
Bordalo II in Paris, France
A renowned Portuguese artist, Bordalo II has created another distinct installation in Paris. Titled Half Castor, it depicts a giant beaver assembled out of found objects. The artist is known for a unique brand of figurative painting full of vivacity and movement, providing his on interpretations of urban landscapes and city entertainment.
This piece is a continuation of his exploration of mixed media on wood stand base, being part of a series of collages made out of the garbage. The series serves as a poignant a critique of the world we live in.
GLeo in Mexico City, Mexico
The renowned street artist from Colombia, GLeo has embellished the central market of supplies of Mexico City with a mural that represents agriculture as a dialogue between man and earth to transform energy.
Titled Offering, this poignant piece symbolizes the earth giving its last offering for us to survive. Created with simple paint brushes and rollers, the work is beautifully detailed and catches and holds the viewer’s attention.
Bosoletti in Naples, Italy
A young and talented artist from Argentina, Francisco Bosoletti is best known for his large-scale murals that are both poetic and eclectic. These realistic pieces are imbued with pictorial elements in which the figure of the human body and reflective floral component forcefully emerge.
His latest piece is painted on a wall in the streets in Naples, Italy. Beautifully executed, the mural resembles ancient Roman and Greek sculptures and forcefully captures the viewer’s attention.
Stare in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
The talented artist from Montreal, Stare is known as the practitioner of the Aerorosl art and renowned for his innovative and versatile style. A stirring chemistry between adventurous color schemes and electrifying effects, his work is both imposing and graceful.
He has recently participated in The Wallriors festival in Kaohsiung, Taiwan with a stunning geometric mural. The Wallriors is a platform that works on art projects in public spaces, aiming to make art accessible to a wider audience by taking it into the street. Believing art is the global language to link us all, they try to make the world a better place with colors.
David de la Mano in Montevideo, Uruguay
A Spanish contemporary artist, David de la Mano is best known for his stunning murals that provoke a strong reaction through a minimalist aesthetics. Depicting silhouettes, trees and other monochromatic imagery, the artist aims to reflect on the human condition.
As part of the Muros con arte festival in Montevideo, Uruguay, David de la Mano has created a powerful new piece in his distinct aesthetics. Titled Yesmine’s School, the piece was created in collaboration with a 12-year-old girl Yesmine. A project initiated with the active participation of the local school children, it aims to transform the landscape of Camin de las Tropas neighborhood.
ZEST in Rennes, France
Due to his talent and unique style, ZEST is regarded as one of the leading graffiti artists of the entire street art scene in France. Developing his own unique urban vocabulary, he has turned his work into a much more personal form of expression. Over the years, his work has significantly progressed towards abstraction.
For Teenage Kicks Festival in Rennes, France, the artist has created a stunning new colorful abstract piece. Created in his signature style, the wall is harmoniously composed, with vibrant colors being the focal point of attraction against the grey building. The Biennale of Urban Art of Rennes, Teenage Kicks is organized by Graffititeam, an association whose objective is to promote, disseminate and support the Urban Arts.
Etnik in Bonneuil sur Marne, France
The alias of the Italian-Swedish street artist Alessandro Battisti, Etnik has been creating art that is imbued with a great sense of balance and composition. Working in an instantly recognizable style through vivid color and geometrical objects, his work almost creates a 3D effect.
In the beginning of the month, the artist created a mural in Bonneuil sur Marne, 10km away from Paris, supported by GCA Gallery and Stuart Magazine. The creation of the mural coincides with his solo show at GCA Gallery titled The BEAUTY of BRUTALISM. As part of the show, the artist is painting a series of 10 works with an abstract view of a dualism between the cement masses and an explosion of nature.
Featured images: ZEST in Rennes, France, photo by Titouan Massé; David de la Mano in Montevideo, Uruguay; Bordalo II in Paris, France; Bikismo in Jacksonville, Florida. All images used for illustrative purposes only.