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Street Update #179

  • Artez in Belgrade
August 1, 2019
Deeply invested in modern and contemporary art, the Widewalls magazine aims at providing a unique experience for its readers in the form of in-depth and quality journalism.

It is not easy to find the right words when a great, young talent is lost. In July 2019, the contemporary and street art world lost Robert Proch, whose death at the age of just 33 was announced on his Instagram profile. His fans, admirers and collaborators, shocked and in disbelief, hoped that the news came as a poor joke, to no avail.

Robert Proch was born in 1986 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, where he specialized in animation. From there, he went to create paintings, graffiti and murals as well, many of which have come to grace the walls of many cities. His works, which employed realism through a surrealistic language and a dark, almost dreamy color palette, were exhibited in galleries around the world, including Steve Lazarides’ space in London. He had a wife and two sons.

Widewalls had the honor of interviewing Proch in 2016. We hope you are in a better place now.

Julieta XLF in Grenoble

A Spanish artist from Valencia, Julieta XLF is known for her naive colorful characters which create smiles on passers-by faces. Flowers, petals and lots of colors are typical to be found in her work. This is also what characterizes her latest work created in Grenoble on the occasion of the Grenoble Street Art Festival. The piece depicts her famous girl character hugging with a fox against the background of colorful flowers.

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Giulio Vesprini in Civitanova Marche

The Italian artist Giulio Vesprini moves freely from graphic to illustration, from painting to street art, from video and photo to architecture. His murals are characterized by minimalist lines born from his graphic and architectural origins and minimalism. The artist recently created a new piece in his birthplace, Civitanova Marche, Italy. Titled Struttura G043, the piece was created on the occasion of the Vedo a Colori Festival.

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Telmo Miel in Versailles

A Dutch artistic duo, Telmo Miel combines spray painting styles with classic Realism, Abstraction and Surrealism. With references to the human and animal worlds, they create complex creatures and fantastic scenarios, attempting to make the viewer see subjects with a different eye. The duo just dropped a new mural in Versailles, France thanks to the people from the Quai36 project. Titled Martine in the Forest, the work addresses the protection of our planet and questions the concept of animality.

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Etnik in Millancay

The alias of Italian-Swedish street artist Alessandro Battisti, Etnik has developed a recognizable style through vivid colors and geometrical objects, that almost create a 3D effect. The artist recently painted a new piece in Millancay, France for Biennale de Sologne. Titled Element d’air, this is the third piece in a series of murals inspired by Platonic geometry, with the ones inspired by water and fire created in the US and Greece.

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PichiAvo in Barcelona

A renowned graffiti duo from Spain, Pichi & Avo is known for works which appear as a spectacular explosion of fresh colors and impressions. Always striking, their pieces are known for breathtaking figurative detail and quality with hints of surrealism leap out. The duo recently visited Barcelona to create a mural which depicts the Greek goddess Athena in the facade of the student residence Livensa Living Diagonal Alto of Temprano Capital Partners. Depicting a very particular version of the goddess’ sculpture in the Austrian Parliament in Vienna, the duo once again deconstructed the purest classic art iconography through the incorporation of urban expressions.

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Artez in Belgrade

An acclaimed Serbia artist, Artez is celebrated for a unique style which combines realism and illustration. Painting around the globe, the artist creates pieces surrounded by a dose of elegance. Artez recently created a new piece in his hometown, Belgrade as part of the project which was initiated and organized by the neighbors that live in the building. Titled Above the Clouds, the piece features a girl reading a book surrounded by plants. To learn more about this initiative, we had a chat with the artist.

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MOTS in Styria and Leeuwarden

A street artist, illustrator, and painter from Porto, MOTS searches for a relation between the surroundings and the imaginative world. Over the years, he has developed a style of graphic synthesis of shapes deconstruction mixed with immersive geometrical forms. The artist recently did two new pieces in on the occasion of two street art festivals – Future Icons Festival in Styria, Austria and Writer’s Block Festival in Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

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Okuda San Miguel in Aielli

Working in a range of media, Okuda San Miguel has created a universe characterized by psychedelic colors, skulls and geometric patterns. The artist recently visited Aielli, Italy to participate in Borgo Universo Street Art Festival, where he painted a building in his distinctive colorful style.

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Murmure in Vladivostok

The French duo Murmure, composed of Paul Ressencourt and Simon Roche, covers the walls of the cities with their distinct drawn characters, creating singular and poetic scenes. For the V-ROX EXPO Festival in Vladivostok, Russia, they created a new monochrome mural titled Garbage Whale. It is based on a poetical and the oniric twist of a garbage bag, symbolizing our era of consumerism.

Featured image: Artez in Belgrade, courtesy Widewalls.