Street Update #31
This week Street Update takes a journey around the world and encounters orange Amazons, parting lovers, wild bulls, magical tress and Greek Gods. From the psychedelic interpretation of naval life to the modernization of antic myths, this mural report has prepared another outstanding selection of street art. Enjoy this weeks especially colorful, photorealistic and breathtaking Street Update.
Bicicleta Sem Freio
The art collective Bicicleta Sem Freio were invited by Vhils to Lisbon to partake in the in the Underdogs 10 Project. The figurative mural they painted depicts a vibrant colored woman lying on her side. Starting at her arm blue tentacles are binding the woman to the ground. In her left hand she crushes a small ship while the other hand is trying to rid the body of the blue restraints. The bright predominant colors blue and orange create a psychedelic imagery that has become signature for the three Brazilian artists.
D*Face painted this romantic mural for Art Scape street art festival in Malmö, Sweden. The figurative piece entitled “Last Embrace Before Departure” is painted in the artist’s signature comic-pop-art style. The bright red dress of the woman jumps at you first. The second observation leads you to the man’s face to check if decay has already begun. At closer observation you will discover the outline D*Face signature ‘logo’. The D*Face character create a swirl around the lovers who seemingly don’t care and continue kissing.
Franco Fasoli just opened ‘Vinculo’ at BC Gallery in Berlin. Prior to the exhibition he got to spend some time of the streets and the walls on Friedrichshain. In the backyard of a refurbished industrial building JAZ found the ideal white wall to paint a small advertisement for his art. Held in monochromatic black and white he painted a roaring bull/man hybrid on his knees. Despite the enormous dimensions JAZ managed to make the mural look like a pencil-sketch. What better way to promote your exhibition than with such a magnificent street art piece?
Remed & Okuda
After having transformed London’s Westbank into ‘Streets of Colours’ they continued their mission to paint the world colorful in Wynwood, Miami. Miami’s ‘Streets of Colour’ are a magnificent and gigantic abstract mural with figurative elements. Two birds frame the abstract tree at the center of the mural. Each element is quite obviously in blocks of bright colors.
Spanish artist Sr. X was invited to the beautiful island of Sicily to paint Emergence Festival. The imagery of his choice in the village of Giardini-Naxos was the Greek God of hedonism, ecstasy, festivals and winemaking Bacchus. The god also known as Dionysus is gaping through a black hole in the side of a building. Sr. X decided to make old Bacchus a little more modern and placed a cigarette and can labeled X in his hands.