Street Update #25
Street Update celebrates its 25th anniversary with an outstanding selection of murals. We want to take this silver jubilee as a chance to remind you that our Facebook users determine the selection of murals that make it into our Street Update selection. By liking and sharing images of murals you increase the chances of the mural being featured on our website. By taking part you actively contribute to the content published on Widewalls. Last weeks votes earned you: illuminated excerpts of erotic scenes; sinister stories from the dark ages; celebratory children on Italian streets; the struggle for sunshine; and the powerful will of pioneers. Enjoy your magnificent selection of murals…
We are well aware by now that Spanish urban artist Borondo is significantly contributing to beautifying Shoreditch. After having created ‘Narcissus’, ‘Looking For’, Cheese and the collaborative piece with Alexis Diaz, Borondo now painted ‘Triade’. The huge-piece that was organized by RexRomae shows intertwined bodies. The mural fades into shading at the edges. This creates the effect that the image is illuminated from directly above with a thin beam of light.
Colin van der Sluijs x Super A x Rutger Termohlen
The collaborative trio from the Netherlands Colin van der Sluijs, Super A and Rutger Termohlen painted this beautiful colorful mural with a dark concept. Colin van der Sluijs published the following about the piece on his website:
The wall is inspired by the sinister history of the location, which used to be a graveyard for people that died from the plague (around 1515). Because of this the graveyard became unpopular, therefore the cemetery was used to bury the poor, children, soldiers and suicides. The children dancing around the rat, the spreader of the plague is a link to the children song ‘Ring around the Rosie’. Ring around the Rosie is a reference to the black sores that would appear on your body as part of the plague.
The Spanish street artist Sam3 took part in ‘Proyecto TEST’, a program that celebrates art and creativity with the youth. The predominantly blue mural depicts the silhouette of a man gliding through the water, his whole body submerged except for the upper half of his head. Sam3 transformed the cranial into a small boat with five rowers sitting inside. The mural is entitled ‘Voluntas’, which means ‘the will’ in Latin. This references to the force behind the human will. It is as strong as a giant pushing the boat forward.
No surprise than Fintan Magee made it into your Street Update selection again. The Australian artist painted one of his signature murals showing a women lying on the ground pushing away the grey clouds above with hands and feet. Meanwhile a small bird looking towards the clouds hovers above her head. In the second picture when the sky above Sydney becomes darker the painted and real –clouds build an entity, making the effect of the murals even more impressive.
After his involvement in the ‘Made Corrections – Art as Opportunity’ project at the Lithuanian youth-correctional facility Kaunas Ernest Zacharevic left his home country heading for Italy. Zacharevic took part in the Memorie Urbane Street Art Festival and painted several child images on one building in Arce. The Italian murals are painted much larger than usual for Zacharevic. The murals depict one child hanging from a vent in one side of the building. On the front side the child has his foot atop a silver door as his hand presses against another opening. The backside shows a small sitting on top of another door in the shade of the building. Zacharevic used the only remaining side to spray his tag in red paint.