Street Update #74
It’s that time of the week again when we here at Widewalls take a look at what some of your favourite street artists have been producing in terms of street art and murals. Before we look at the new murals, perhaps take a trip back to the amazing murals created in Hawaii earlier this year, with our POW! WOW! Hawaii 2015 Recap, which contains a whole new bunch of exclusive photos from the street art festival. We also strongly recommend you head to our interview section where you can find exclusive interviews with many street artists, recently we chatted with Sten Lex, MadC ,Dzia and Sowat, who was also our artist of the week recently, so take a listen and see what they have to say about their work and street art in general. Out on to the streets and one of the most popular pieces of street art this week was the thoughtful and simple Pray for Nepal by Alex Face, created in response to the horrendous earthquake that occurred recently. When natural disasters like this occur, there are no words that can help and this simple piece reflects how many people feel. Meanwhile, German street artist Hombre SUK was out celebrating the older generation, creating a delightful illustrative mural of an old gent and staying in Germany, JAYN painted an amazing mural of a fearsome looking frog. Sticking with animals, one of our favourites, Dzia, has been busy making some new work in Italy, his beautiful dragonfly proving particularly popular. Finally for this street update we once again bring you Seth Globepainter, who has created more amazing murals during his stay in China, his piece with calligrapher, Hong He Ping, for Beijing Opera in Power Station or Art being especially stunning. Check out more of the latest street art and murals over on our Widewalls Facebook page and until next week, keep watching the walls.
Alex Face – Pray for Nepal
The recent earthquake in Nepal demonstrates just what a destructive force Mother Nature can be, claiming many lives and destroying communities. The majority of us will have thoughts with the victims and their families and in such circumstances words are never enough. Thai street artist Alex Face has created this poignant piece of street art, featuring a person on their knees praying, with the simple phrase Pray for Nepal and painted above a pile of building rubble. A simple but effective statement from street artist Alex Face, which demonstrates the caring side of street art. The mural was painted in Chiang Mai, Thailand and is located at Boromnaratchachonnani Rd. Between sai 2 and sai 3.
Image courtesy of Alex Face.
Hombre SUK – Old Gentleman Mural
German street artist Hombre SUK, otherwise known as Pablo Fontagnier, has been creating street art since 1995 under the influence of hip-hop. The street artist is also a trained graphic designer and illustrator which come out in his distinctive murals, as with this delightful new piece of street art featuring an old gentleman. The wonderful mural displays elements of classic graffiti painting but combined with the unusual choice of subject, it immediately catches the eye, particularly the cigar and walking stick adding to the relaxed look on the face of the gent!
Images via Hombre SUK.
JAYN – Frog Mural
JAYN is the pseudonym of Björn Lindner, a designer, street artist and airbrush artist working out of Lüneburg in Germany. JAYN is very much a lover of the animal kingdom and regularly creates stunning and colourful images of various creatures. This amazing mural, which if I am honest, I am not sure if it is a frog or a toad as I am not an animal expert, displays his excellent use of the spray can in creating the most wonderful animal murals. Painted in vibrant green and pink, the mutant frog or toad is rather fierce looking, with a body similar to a coiled spring, reflecting the tremendous power these creatures demonstrate with their jumping skills.
Image via JAYN.
Dzia – Murals in Italy
Belgian street artist Dzia has been spreading his wings, along with his fantastic animal murals, by heading to Torino in Italy. While there, he has been making the most of his time by introducing some of his animal creations to a new audience. Over on our Widewalls Facebook page, the rather beautiful and delicate dragonfly has captured everyone’s attention, with its lovely wings created in that distinctive style of Dzia. Not to be outdone though is the equally captivating Papagallo, once again created with the wonderful line work we have come to know and love.
Images courtesy of Dzia.
Seth Globepainter & Hong He Ping
Over in China, Seth Globepainter has created a further set of stunning murals recently, with this particular piece of work catching our eye. The Masks mural was created with calligrapher Hong He Ping for Beijing Opera in Power Station or Art, the massive contemporary art museum, opened in 2012 and located in a stunning renovated power station next to the Huangpu River in Shanghai. Elsewhere Seth Globepainter painted another beautiful mural of a girl on the end of a building, transforming more abandoned buildings into fascinating pieces of street art with his unique visions.
Images courtesy of Seth Globepainter.
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