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Street Update #186

  • Pony Wave in Los Angeles
April 1, 2020
A philosophy graduate interested in critical theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.

The coronavirus has paralyzed our world. The streets of countries around the world are empty, as the governments try to battle the pandemic. While museums and galleries are closed worldwide, some artists have been heading to the street to find a way of making an impact through their work as a collective coping strategy for dealing with Covid-19. Here are the most popular murals created in the month of March, and to always stay up to date with murals worldwide, be sure to follow Widewalls on Instagram.

Bordalo II in Lisbon

Tackling a socially relevant issue of plastic waste, the Portuguese street artist Bordalo II is scratching the nerves of our time. Using various discarded objects, he creates installations that depict animals that are possibly perishing to the effects of such waste existing in their natural habitat. Located in Lisbon, this colorful piece titled Half Desert Lynx is created in the artist’s distinct style.

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INO in Greece

A Greek street artist, INO is known for his outstanding figurative murals created on a large scale. His distinctive style characterized by fragmented forms, photorealistic elements and grayscale color palette with touches of light blue. In his native Greece, the artist created a new amazing piece evoking the Ancient Greek aesthetics.

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Shepard Fairey and Sandra Chevrier in Austin

Shepard Fairey, an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene, and Sandra Chevrier, an artist known for her hyper-realistic paintings of women that stare out towards the viewer, joined forces to create a new mural in Downtown Austin. Titled The Beauty of Liberty and Equality, the piece celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the U.S.

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Arsek & Erase in Sofia

A Bulgarian art duo, Arsek & Erase are celebrated for intricate murals characterized by a vivid, colorful style. In their hometown Sofia, the duo created a new piece speaking of COVID-19 under quarantine.

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MR CENZ in London

A London-based graffiti artist, MR CENZ began scribbling his first walls when he discovered hip-hop culture and graffiti art in 1988. His art features layers of intricate and flowing letterforms, shapes and line work, which are abstracted in a unique and aesthetically pleasing way. The artist created a new amazing piece in London featuring a female profile.

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INTI in Cape Town

A street artist from Chile, INTI draws influence from Latin American socialist murals, citing iconographic elements, color and designs from pre-Columbian traditions. The artist created a new piece for IPAF Festival in Cape Town, a festival inspiring collaborations with more and more people and organizations around the world, promoting culture, environmental care and preservation of public spaces.

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Pony Wave in Los Angeles

Los Angeles-based Pony Wave has mad skills when it comes to art, illustration and tattooing. Her painting style is fresh and with a touch of photorealism, reflecting on everything she does. The artist created a new amazing wall in Venice Beach, CA. Titled Art reflect life, the artist depicted love in a time of COVID-19.

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Malakkai and Lints in Copenhagen

While Malakkai is best known for works dominated by female figures and animals, Lints is known for works characterized by geometric shapes, subdued, understated hues and symmetry. The two artists joined forces and their unique visual languages to create an amazing new wall on the streets of Copenhagen.

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Pierre Brault in Paris

These days, the coronavirus pandemics is affecting everything we do. The French artist Pierre Brault created a wall in his hometown Paris, sending a message to stay home and stay safe. This awesome installation is made from recycled plexiglass and changes depending on the vantage point.

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Clap Meataxe in Frankston

Founded by Mark “Meataxe” Taylor, CLAP Meataxe Design is an art crew whose work now graces the inside and outside of some of the world’s most prominent and successful gym chains and other businesses. Taking part in The BIG Picture fest in Frankston, Victoria, the crew created an amazing monochrome wall titled Submerged.

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Featured image: Pony Wave in Los Angeles.