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Street Update #175

  • ARYZ in Tokyo
April 1, 2019
A philosophy graduate interested in critical theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.

As we welcome spring after a long winter, street art begins to reflect the new breadth of life this tender season brings. During the month of March, artists have been working tirelessly all around the world, making it difficult to single out pieces for our list. This month, our Street Update brings together urban art fairs, festivals and wonderful individual initiatives. To always stay up to date with murals worldwide, be sure to follow us on Instagram.

Artez, Poni, Marat Morik and PRO176 in Madrid

After Urvanity 2019, the city of Madrid once again became richer for four new murals. The Serbian artist Artez painted a female figure perplexed in an almost dreamy state, surrounded by plants and books, while the Mexican artist Poni depicted her recognizable female characters in a piece which speaks of sisterhood and race. While the French artist PRO176 brought a stunning splash of color to the neighborhood of Lavapies with his distinct cartoonish visual language, the Ukrainian artist Marat Morik depicted the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova against the background of riming colors and textures.

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ARYZ in Tokyo

A Spanish street artist best known for his intricately detailed works done with spray paint and paint rollers, ARYZ created a vivid and brightly colored mural that pays homage to Japan, in particular, the city of Tokyo. The artist explained that he was drawn to Japan ever since he was a kid but never really found time to visit. Finally, he got to leave his distinct mark in the landscape of Shinagawa.

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Vera Bugatti in Brescia

A 3D Artist and street painter based in Italy, Vera Bugatti is best known for her mind-boggling pieces executed on the pavement with impermanent colors as chalk or pastels, creating a different kind of distortions. The artist visited Brescia, Italy on the occasion of LINK, the urban art festival organized by the True Quality Association in collaboration with the Municipality of Brescia. In the San Bartolomeo district, she painted a stunning piece titled Aut Aut in her distinct realistic style.

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NeSpoon in New Delhi

A Polish street artist, NeSpoon enriches the already diverse urban art with her own unique brand of lace art. The artist visited New Delhi and painted an intricate mural on the occasion of International Women’s Day, inspired by the traditional women led crafts, connecting the European lace patterns and the Indian rangoli patterns. The work resulted from a workshop with 25 women from Nizamuddin area, the medieval Islamic district in Delhi.

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Martin Whatson in Vinstra

A Norwegian street artist, Martin Whatson is known for combining stencil and his signature brand of graffiti-inspired style. The artist created a new wall in Vinstra for Visit Lillehammer and Visit Norway with the help of Nuart Festival. This massive mural features a deer with colorful antlers.

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Etnik in Genoa

Through vivid colors and geometrical objects, the Italian-Swedish artist Etnik has developed a distinct style which appears almost three-dimensional. The artist recently took part in the Genoa project titled Walk the Line, giving the new look and role to the Aldo Moro Excavated Road. He adorned one of the columns with a piece showing a great sense for balance and composition.

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JR in Paris

The French artist known for his blend of photography and street art, JR transformed the courtyard around Louvre in Paris into a massive optical illusion. Created by pasting thousands of strips of paper around the museum, the collage titled The Secret of the Great Pyramid provides a glimpse at what may lie beneath the iconic glass pyramid. The illusion was created in honor of the structure’s 30th anniversary.

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Peeta in Frankston

A member of the EAD crew, Peeta is best known for his pictorial, sculptural and mural compositions characterized by geometrical shapes which interact with the surrounding environment. The artist recently visited Frankston, Australia on the occasion of the Big Picture Fest, a three-day festival designed to bring the creative community together and raise the awareness of the thriving city center through street art interventions. With his new piece, the artist once again brought his distinct geometric lettering into the fluidity of the urban environment.

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Featured image: ARYZ in Tokyo. All images courtesy the artists.