Streets: Aaron Li-Hill (Kiev)

Painted with the support of Sky Art Foundation and Mural Social Club, this latest mural from Aaron Li-Hill ( interviewed ) is entitled The Impact Of Discovery. Featuring some of the American artist's signature motion-inspired imagery, the piece put up on the side of the Cultural Center of Ukraine’s largest science and technical school ( … Continue reading Streets: Aaron Li-Hill (Kiev)

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French Street Artist Turns Boring CIty Walls into Hyper-Realistic Scenes

French artist Patrick Commecy is based in Eyzin-Pinet, France, but travels all over the country to paint walls. Using the facade of buildings as his canvas, he captures the history and culture of the place through his art. Commecy uses trompe-l’œil, a technique where realistic looking scenes are used to create optical illusions. Source: French … Continue reading French Street Artist Turns Boring CIty Walls into Hyper-Realistic Scenes

Adele Renault, Large-scale paintings of pigeons

Artist Adele Renault creates large-scale paintings of pigeons, highlighting the spectacular feather patterns and hues that might otherwise go unnoticed at the birds’ small scale. Source: Adele Renault, Large-scale paintings of pigeons

“WEENwave” by Madsteez in New York City

Our friend Madsteez just sent us some images from his latest mural which was just completed on the streets of New York City. Working on a cold winter day, the American artist brought to life another of his colorful piece of work which depicts a giant wave. Source: “WEENwave” by Madsteez in New York City

‘That’s Where the Beauty Is’: Street Artist Margaret Kilgallen on Finding Inspiration in Everyday Life

With artists like KAWS and Banksy regularly topping lists of the most expensive artists, it’s easy to forget there was a time when street art and graffiti were considered low brow nuisances. The drastic surge of interest in those artists is due in large part to the paths paved by the late artist Margaret Kilgallen … Continue reading ‘That’s Where the Beauty Is’: Street Artist Margaret Kilgallen on Finding Inspiration in Everyday Life

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“Looking Beyond” a new mural by SeaCreative in Tuscany, Italy

Let’s go back to talk about our friend and artist SeaCreative and his latest mural entitled Looking beyond . The work is included in the largest DOTS project acronym of Down On The Street , conceived by Blue Train Circolo Arci and with the support of the municipal administration of Poggibonsi. Source: “Looking Beyond” a … Continue reading “Looking Beyond” a new mural by SeaCreative in Tuscany, Italy

Interview: Artist Changes the Lives of the Homeless by Painting Their Portraits

Nearly three years ago, artist and automotive designer Brian Peterson began a project that has since taken on a life of its own. Called Faces of Santa Ana (FOSA), Peterson started with art-making and human kindness as his platform; upon moving to Santa Ana, California in 2015, he noticed that there was a large homeless … Continue reading Interview: Artist Changes the Lives of the Homeless by Painting Their Portraits

Pantone Three-Dimensional piece in Las Vegas

One of today’s most innovative graffiti writers is undoubted, Pantone, and his newest piece for the Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas festival speaks volumes. Speaking enthusiastically on Instagram Pantone said, “My first public #w3dimensional piece is in downtown Las Vegas and makes me so happy!” Even amongst all the shiny lights in Vegas, this … Continue reading Pantone Three-Dimensional piece in Las Vegas

Blocky Typographic Street Art

I love this chunky/wavy typographic street art by Pref . He spoke with Colossal back in May about his art. “Since then I have pushed and experimented with this idea of overlapping words, seeing how many I can fit into the space of one word, and then slowly boiling it down and simplifying this idea … Continue reading Blocky Typographic Street Art

At a Chateau in Bordeaux, 9 Street Artists Explore Color

Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic (1983), who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice and is an author of numerous critical articles published both in print and digital media. Source: At a Chateau in Bordeaux, 9 Street Artists Explore Color

Smug One’s Urban Portraits Adorn Walls Across Globe

Smug One’s Urban Portraits Adorn Walls Across Globe Australia-born muralist Smug One uses walls and structures across the world as canvases for his vivid portraits. Whether it’s his own family members, friends, or pop culture figures, Smug subverts the typical texture and lighting of mural art with his figurative pieces. Source: Smug One’s Urban Portraits … Continue reading Smug One’s Urban Portraits Adorn Walls Across Globe

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“You Loot, We Shoot” by Banksy in New York City

Elusive British street artist Banksy just officially acknowledged his “You Loot, We Shoot” mural that recently popped up in New York City as part of his mini-trip in the United States of America. The stencilled artwork shows a businessman in suit from the NYSE ( New York Stock Exchange ) quickly fleeing with a bunch … Continue reading “You Loot, We Shoot” by Banksy in New York City

Andrew Schoultz Paints a New Skatepark in Las Vegas

Andrew Schoultz painted the now-reopened Community Skatepark in Las Vegas with The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and the Clark County Winchester Cultural Center. Schoultz is known for his deep connection to skateboarding, painting numerous skateparks, collaborating with skate brands, and recently painting the Skatepark of Tampa for their 2017 Tampa Am.

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The street art of El Paso, Texas – in pictures

More than 100 murals are painted in the Lincoln Park and El Segundo districts of El Paso, Texas, depicting the city’s Latino and Native American culture and community pride Continue reading... Source: The street art of El Paso, Texas – in pictures

Pow!Wow! Rotterdam Recap

Over the past few years, street art in Rotterdam has been enjoying a boom like never before. In 2018, POW! WOW! Rotterdam became the first European city to host the art and music festival. Rotterdam is a vibrant, proudly multi-cultural, and the no-nonsense city that has always been uniquely equipped for an art form that … Continue reading Pow!Wow! Rotterdam Recap

Vhils Paints Mural in Indonesia to Highlight an Endangered Orangutan Species

It's been 2 months since we last mentioned Splash and Burn, a creative initiative that uses art as an alternative platform to project critical ecological issues. As the 9th artist to participate in the environmental campaign, Vhils recently completed this large mural in Medan, Indonesia, sledgehammering a portrait of a Tapanuli Orangutan. Source: Vhils Paints … Continue reading Vhils Paints Mural in Indonesia to Highlight an Endangered Orangutan Species

Interview: Street Artist Creates Endangered Animal Paintings to Help Raise Awareness

KUGNA – Gorilla South African street artist Sonny, known for his large animal murals, goes inside the gallery for an exploration of the precarious balance between mankind and the animal kingdom. To the Bone, Sonny has created a series of paintings and sculptures to explore the possible extinction of beloved animals around the globe. Source: … Continue reading Interview: Street Artist Creates Endangered Animal Paintings to Help Raise Awareness

TOMS is commissioning powerful gun violence murals all across America.

TOMS Shoes is expanding their already considerable philanthropic reach (or should we say footprint?) by commissioning murals across the country—part of a national campaign to end gun violence. Every day, new paintings appear on brick walls and storefronts, from TOMS headquarters in Venice, CA. to The Workroom, a store in Wichita, KS. Source: TOMS is … Continue reading TOMS is commissioning powerful gun violence murals all across America.

Monumental Murals Revealing Personal Complexities

Hyuro, a brilliant artist beautifully painted outstanding, different and monumental murals everywhere from Brazil, Italy and Spain to Belgium and The Netherlands. She was concerned to murals at very young age and these monumental murals show her attention and interest very well. Source: Monumental Murals Revealing Personal Complexities