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Street Update #176

  • Mohamed L'Ghacham for The Crystal Ship 2019
May 2, 2019
A philosophy graduate interested in critical theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.

As always, the month of April has been busy street art-wise. Taking a look back at the month which is behind us, we bring you amazing street art interventions from all over the world, from wonderful individual initiatives and community projects to art residencies and street art festivals.  To always stay up to date with murals worldwide, be sure to follow us on Instagram.

Seth Globepainter in Ravine-Sèche

French street artist Seth Globepainter is traveling the world and using the streets as his canvas, incorporating local symbols and subjects from the surroundings. The artist visited Ravine-Sèche, Haïti to create another childhood-inspired intervention. Titled Camsize and friend, the mural depicts a little girl looking at another one through a whole in a wall.

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Johannes Mundinger in Yeoju

The German artist Johannes Mundinger is best known for his murals, full of site-specific elements. The artist painted two new walls during his stay as artist in residence at Yeobaek Seowon, the “House of Books”, in Yeoju, South Korea. Located on the facade of the dormitory of the alternative Neulpureun School, these abstract walls are directed towards the residents of the building. The one titled Shadow plays with the allegory of Plato’s cave, while Stage depicts a frame, a base of knowledge and experience, that will be filled through ones own development during life. Both of the walls are realized with the help of two young artists, Duru and Han Gul.

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BLU in Rome

Recognized for his distinct style and epic scale murals, BLU has been painting all over the world guided by ethical beliefs, and social and political aspects of the location. He recently completed another amazing mural in Rome’s district Quarticciolo, featuring a modern interpretation of the statues of Venus de Milo and Michelangelo’s David. Portraying Venus with a gold chain, designer handbag and a toy poodle and David with a blingy wristwatch and golden Hogan trainers, BLU tackles themes of ostentation and narcissism.

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The Crystal Ship in Oostende

The latest edition of The Crystal Ship Festival enriched the city of Oostende, Belgium with some amazing street art, adding to 50 permanent public artworks which resulted from three previous editions. Placing itself under the umbrella of a theme The Dictatorship of Art, the festival presented a versatile, rich program which accompanied the unveiling of brand new murals. Artists who added their mark to the city are Tom Herck, Lonac, Marina Capdevila, Mohamed L’Ghacham, Crystal WagnerJauneDavid WalkerMiss VanEscifCase MaClaim, Helen Bur and Wasted Rita.

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Hell’O Collective in Malagon

Spanish art project Ink and Movement recently teamed up with disabilities rights association Laborvalía for a unique cultural project Titanes that aimed to promote social inclusion with art. The project enlisted some of the best street artists to transform 10 massive silos in the province of Ciudad Real into works of art. Among them was Hell’O Collective, who adorned their silo with their complex and ambiguous graphic vocabulary.

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Fintan Magee in Barraba

The renowned Australian street artist Fintan Magee recently traveled to Barraba, Australia to develop an amazing silo art project. With a goal to give more visibility to this small town, the artist created a massive mural titled The Water Diviner. The mural depicts three male figures, and, as the title suggests, deals with the theme of water divining.

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Pastel in Rosario

Using symbolism and nature, the Argentinian artist Pastel explores issues surrounding the man’s relationship to nature and its surroundings, the existential, real, pure and tragic. The artist recently visited Festival Triangulo in Rosario, Santa Fé, Argentina to create a stunning new wall. The piece features his distinct flora motifs in muted colors.

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NeSpoon in Favara

Working between street art, pottery, paintings, sculpture and jewelry, the Polish artist NeSpoon is on a mission to embroider the world, enriching the already diverse urban art with her own unique brand of lace art. The artist visited Farm Cultural Park in Favara, Sicily, a festival dedicated to art, culture and urban regeneration. The artist transformed an entire building with her distinct lace mural.

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Featured image: Mohamed L’Ghacham for The Crystal Ship 2019.