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Street Update #163

  • JR's 22ft installation in Mayfair, London
  • BLO in Perpignan, France
January 31, 2018
A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.

In any season and weather, street artists continue to work tirelessly, with new fascinating murals popping all around the world. With this ever-growing movement of Urban Art and contemporary muralism, the world is getting more and more connected and entire communities are engaged to participate. And it seems that street art getting bigger and bigger these days.

There are so many stunning pieces each month, that it is getting more difficult to catch up. Once again, the artists have amazed us with their skills and techniques, intriguing subjects, striking colors, scale and clever locations, all showcased 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!

GLeo in Hermosillo, Mexico

An artist from Colombia, GLeo is known for her vibrant, captivating wall pieces filled with bright colors and animal forms. Her trademarks are animal-inspired masks and fascinating details. We have recently admired her giant piece in Mexico City that celebrates agriculture.

She has now created a new piece in Hermosillo, the capital of the Mexican state of Sonora, no less impressive. Titled Primitive Souls, it represents the desert as the path to the illumination of the collective human consciousness, embodied in the image of a woman, but also the immortality of the human soul. With the help of this primitive soul, we can connect with wisdom, spirituality, and ancestral instinct.

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Ludo in Paris, France

A street artist born in Paris, Ludo works primarily in the wheat-pasting technique. He is best known for his Nature’s Revenge series, where he connects the world of plants and animals with our technological universe. In this way, the artist attempts to tackle what surrounds us, what affects us and to highlight some kind of humility.

His latest mural in Paris is a continuation of the acclaimed series. It depicts a large-scale rose with razor blades instead of leaves.

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Snik in Manchester, UK

An artist duo from the UK, Snik is known for both achieving a high level of realism in their work and their distinct hand-cut stencils. In their bold and striking work, they aim to highlight a single moment.

The duo has just created a piece in Manchester, near Stevenson Square where, 100 years ago, Suffragettes once gathered. Titled Serenity, the piece is a tribute to all women that stand against injustice, recognizing their strength, courage, persistence and dignity. The work represents the struggle for equality, reminding us we never stand alone.

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BLO in Perpignan, France

A French artist and a member of Da Mental Vaporz crew, BLO uses creativity as a device to question, invert or pervert aspects of daily life. Working between the studio and the street, he deftly plays with references and medium.

BLO has just created a mural on the Via Domicia University of Perpignan in France, the oldest university in France that was created in 1648. The piece is a result of a three-months-work, during which BLO also held graffiti workshops to the students.

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Fin Dac in Adelaide, New Zealand

An Irish artist Fin DAC is known for large murals of beautiful women, taking a new turn on 19-century art movement The Aesthetics.

He recently visited New Zealand where he created a beautiful new piece in Adelaide. Titled Zaluukhin, the work is a result of a three-day work and depicts another beautiful woman, becoming part of his Hidden Beauty series. Once again, the artist incorporated the actual building into his work, with ornaments hanging from the model’s head lighting up during the night. The exact location is not disclosed, as the artist explained it’s “somewhere in the CBD”.

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Hopare in Alpes, France

A French urban artist, Hopare paints faces and human figures that come together in an explosion of color and details. His work is characterized by an interesting blend of figuration and abstraction through which he paints colorful work that dramatically contrasts with the appearances of the streets.

The artist has recently visited French Alpes where he painted a beautiful mural titled Between You and Me. It shows a woman portrait in his characteristic explosion of colors.

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JR in London

The French artist JR merges together photography and street art, creating works charged with emotion and tackling heavy social issues.

The artist has inaugurated the new Lazinc gallery in London with his multidisciplinary solo exhibition that provides a comprehensive view of his installation practice. The exhibition features a unique series of studies through a collection of mixed media works, each encompassing preparatory notes, photography and architectural drawings relating to the GIANTS series created for the 2016 Olympics.

In addition, the artist has created a stunning 22ft installation on the exterior of the gallery using an entirely new image.

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Featured images: JR’s 22ft installation in Mayfair, London, via fadmagazine.com; BLO in Perpignan, France, via streetartnews.com. All images used for illustrative purposes only.