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Street Update #173

  • Fintan Magee in India
February 1, 2019
A philosophy graduate interested in critical theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.

The year 2019 has kicked off with some amazing street art pieces popping up all around the world. Once again, the artists have amazed us with their skills and techniques, intriguing subjects, striking colors, scale and clever locations. It is time to take a look back and present our monthly Street Update, bringing you a selection of pieces which caught the attention of our followers the most. However, be sure to follow our Instagram account for more.

CTO in Melbourne

Coming from Wellington, New Zealand, CTO has been painting murals all around the world. His pieces reflect his love of water, geometries, icosahedrons and nature. The artist has made his mark on Miami Hotel Melbourne this month with a photorealist mural titled Digital Self.

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Fintan Magee in Goa

A prominent Australian street artist, Fintan Magee is celebrated for his socially and environmentally engaged works. Invited by St+art India, a not for profit working in public spaces to create art for all, the artist has recently painted a poignant mural in Goa, India. It depicts four local workers holding the base of a Roman Column, which serves as a symbol of wealth, opulence and imperial power. Simply titled Four Men Holding Roman Column, the mural speaks on universal aspects of human culture, power structures and worker’s rights.

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Rustam QBic in Acapulco

An amazing Russian street artist, Rustam QBic is famous for lush murals, paintings and drawings which spring from his wildly surreal imagination. The artist visited Mexico on the occasion of the IPAF Festival, which promotes culture, environmental care and preservation of public spaces. Titled Poem for Nobody, his latest piece in Acapulco captures the concept of mindfulness through the quiet absence of all but a single person and the wild, natural world around them.

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DAAS in Jacksonville

An American street artist living in Japan, DAAS is widely known for his bold, colorful, geometric paintings and murals. Combining cubist and abstract elements, he creates portraits of humans and animals in a style reminiscent of origami folds. The artist recently visited Jacksonville, Florida and produced a mural with GNV Urban Art & Iryna Kanishcheva for Diesel Parts and Service. Titled Horsepower, the piece depicts a herd of wild horses executed in his distinct geometric style.

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Ludo in Paris

Working primarily in the wheat-pasting technique, the French artist Ludo is famous for his pieces which connect the world of plants and animals with our technological universe and quest for modernism. In these works, biotechnological beings merge with plants and animals, offering some amazing visual results. The artist kicked off the year 2019 with a space-themed mural in Paris titled Space X depicting a bee with a dystopian-looking helmet.

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Featured image: Fintan Magee in Panjim, via Street Art News