Street Update #68
Another week has flown by and our street artists have been busy creating more murals around the world. In the news, another arrest linked with street art legend Banksy, not him this time, but a gentleman called Richard Pfeiffer who was falsely arrested in 2014 and accused of being the street artist. He has just filed a lawsuit for damages, read more in I am Not Banksy: Arrest and Lawsuit. Fans of the wonderful street art and murals created by Augustine Kofie and ROA should check out their forthcoming solo exhibitions, read more in ROA in NY at Jonathan LeVine and Augustine Kofie at David Bloch Gallery. Meanwhile, back on the streets, the POW! WOW! crew teamed up with SXSW and SprATX for a week of creating murals around Austin, Texas, which featured the likes of Meggs, Ron English, Risk and Rone. Our selection though, is a wonderful mural from Puerto Rican street artist Ana Maria. You can also take a look at 10 Murals from POW! WOW! Hawaii 2015 for more excellent street art. We featured Belgian artist DZIA last week with his Golden Fox, this week he is back with a beautiful Squirrel mural while Lonac was also using animal imagery in Zagreb, but this time combined with something a bit more deadly. Animals seem to be the theme of the week, the zoo at Odense in Denmark was transformed with several animal murals by the hand of Tasso while Seth Globepainter then calmed everyone down with a reflective mural in Paris, France. Enjoy the wonderful street art and murals, keep watching the walls.
Images courtesy of Street Art News
Wonderful Puerto Rican street artist Ana Maria was recently in Austin, Texas, where she hooked up with the POW! WOW! crew who were in town with SXSW and SprATX to transform the area with twelve street artists, including Ron English, Meggs, Risk and Rone. Ana Maria painted this stunning mural, one of her beautifully weird hybrids of human and animals. Her beautiful creations, that verge on the edge of being alien creatures, often combine animal, human and the mechanical forms that describe the way humans are at war with everything around them. Check out more work by Ana Maria on her Behance page.
We featured DZIA in our last street update with the gorgeous Golden Fox mural. Since then, the Belgian street artist appears to have been travelling around his home country, creating a rather fine pink pig in Duffel and this Squirrel in bright Autumnal colours. The mischievous looking squirrel certainly brightens up the corner of this abandoned looking wall while munching on something delicious! DZIA is a master at creating beautiful forms that are inscribed with dynamic lines and geometric designs to describe the forms of the animals he is creating.
Lonac - Ambush
Croatian artist Lonac was busy in his hometown of Zagreb recently, creating this magnificent Ambush mural. The street artist, who believes that people should never stop expressing themselves creatively, obviously took great delight in creating this photorealistic mural of a black bird, with a gun for a head and beak, which is pointing at a hummingbird from beyond a bush. The use of the plants that are already growing on the wall to form part of the mural is a genius stroke by Lonac and adds to the overall stunning effect of the impressive work of street art.
Tasso at Odense Zoo
German street artist and founder of the acclaimed Ma’Claim crew, Tasso, recently paid a visit to the Odense Zoo in Denmark and left the animals and zoo visitors with some stunning visuals to look at. The street artist, who is known for his vivid and sometimes mind blowing photorealistic murals, created a series of murals at Odense zoo, including the lovely seal faces that incorporates the use of round underwater viewing windows, which is sure to be loved by the zoo visitors. While there, the German street artist created several more murals of various animals that will brighten up the environment for all inhabitants and those little animals that come to look around with their parents!
Not content with keeping still, French street artist Seth Globepainter has been busy once again with his quest for painting the whole world. A few weeks ago, we featured Seth Globepainter in Street Update #63 with a wonderful mural he painted in Rome, Italy. This new delightful and peaceful mural was painted in the 13th District of Paris, France and features a small boy resting on the end of a building as if it forms a hammock, revealing a vibrant and beautiful rainbow sky lurking beyond the drab exterior of the wall. Such a simple mural, but wonderfully executed and another great mural to add to the Seth Globepainter collection.
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