I’ve had a thing for Astroboy since exhibiting in Tokyo a few years at Gypsy Eyes Cafe. The recent mural in Croydon only helped to me love him more. So here he is, the latest one of the TOY series i started painting them for Nuart festival in 2008.
Printed at the wonderful Mesh silkscreens on 375 gsm Lambeth cartridge stock
100% cotton rag with a wapping 12 colours it comes as an edition of 50, signed numbered and embossed. The size of the print is 90cm x 35cm and is a partnership print with Attollo art.
I will be releasing this print through this site around the 10th of May, a more definite date to follow.
In Pushkar, India.
Myneandyours shares with us his largest piece to date on an 8-story building in Sharjah, UAE.
Our four year old daughter is currently obsessed with Rainbows - so this one is for her and we know it will make her smile.
More from Myneandyours here.
“Some colours for all the travellers: for joy and hope, for love and unity. More than a thousand tiles, all different but all the same“.
Mademoiselle Maurice is an established street artist who works mainly with origami and tiles, creating colourful spaces of abstractions in cities all around the world.
Her new mural, titled Rainbow Road covers platform 1 of the rail station in Maryland, London. It is composed with more than a thousand tiles, all hand painted with a rainbow colour palette.
The motif for the mural was inspired by Beckett’s play “Waiting for Godot”, where two people wait endlessly in a station for someone who never arrives. The piece questions the importance – or unimportance – of time. Is time spent waiting meaningless?
With Rainbow Road Maurice wants to look at the tiles composing the mural as train passengers and dedicate her wall to them.
More from Mademoiselle Maurice here.
Seen on Spring and Bowery.
Stockholm-born Herr Nilsson comments on good versus evil. He represents innocent characters to teach us that the bad can always come from the unexpected.
Marrakech was a blast. a real change of cultures, a lesson in patience and a change of pace. It started weirdly with Louis Theroux and his family on our easy jet flight from Gatwick (the unfinished airport). He was to reappear daily while we were painting, just to weird us out. Marrakech is an assault on the senses, the bustle of the souks the smells of spice and moped fumes, the call of shop keepers “come look Ali Babba”. It’s a crazy whirl of getting lost continually, trying to find the walls.
It was a nice mix of folk curated by Atttollo, for the Mb6 street art festival. Local boy Kalamour joined Alexey Luka from Moscow, Giacomo Bufarini aka Run from Italy via Stoke Newington (my old stomping ground), LX one from France, Remi Rough and Yesbee from Saaf London and all three in the Agents for Change crew, Mad C from Germany and old friends Lucy Mclauchlan and Sickboy from Nuart and the Widewalls Majorca easter break, with Ian cox on the camera it was like old times.
When first asked to participate in MB6 street art festival i was very aware i was going to paint in a culture not my own. My usual subjects were not going to work in an islamic country. Islam resists to the representation of living beings both man and animals this ultimately stems from the belief that the creation of living forms is unique to God. So my western stuff like trash, toys and rude kids were out. Marrakech is often called the rose city for its colour, everything is painted a reddish brown, coupled with the fact that Morocco is a major producer of rose oil with a unique fragrance meant that i had found something local i could focus on. The cabbage rose that grows there is not a looker, (its called the cabbage rose for a reason) so i picked a prettier version to paint.
The scaffolding was scary but the locals made me welcome, being asked to eat with the local masons and given countless cups of Moroccan whiskey (mint tea) from the berber barrow boys who carry goods in and out of the souks.
We were housed in a couple of cool riads across the city with the sun beating down on us painting during the day it was a cool place to hang out at night. As the week went on the Marrakech Biennale started with a series of parties, where tiny snacks and large amounts of alcohol often equalled drunk artists, a bloody good laugh was had by all. A massive thanks to Ahmed our local fixer and practical guy and of course his assistant Hassan. Big thanks to both Gladys and Elena who helped the wheels stay on the cart, and of course to Vestalia and Terrence who organised the whole affair.
In Marrakech this week painting for the Biennale with MB6, amazing place, really another world. Its early days and i’ve just started painting, going to be a weird Dotmasters piece and i have had to find something non figurative to fit with the local culture. More info as it happens
French street artist OX creates posters and billboards that impact public spaces in surprising ways. Since 2000, OX has placed about 300 works on billboards across the globe. He covers them with geometric or abstract compositions and mixes the styles of avant-garde movements with the world of commercial images.
ZONENKINDER.goldstein continue their ongoing art project: "The Tree Project - outside" inspired by the beauty of nature.
Street art with environmental awareness, the paintings are made with natural and biodegradable color that fades away over time.
This one is sure to make you smile.
Erik Vestman & Nils Petter made a jumping jack version of footballer Zlatan Ibrahimović in Malmö, Sweden. Waves of approval poured in from the crowd and owners of the stadium.
Check it out.
Public Water Art from Nils Petter Löfstedt
More from Erik Vestman & Nils Petter here.
Irish writer and filmmaker Rockatansky grabs us with his slogan art, creating formal epigrams, slogans and commentary. His work (and writing) is about rebirth in one form or another.
In his own words:
"BUKOWSKI SPILLED HIS GUTS ON THE STREET FOR YOU. BRING A SPOON ASSHOLE": My girlfriend hates this slogan, sees it as negative ... "Why are you calling people assholes?" I don't see it as negative; I think it's funny and honest. Really enjoy reading Bukowski. He was no saint and I'm not glorifying his destructive and abusive ways. Bukowski was in fact a writer who shared with us what he saw as beautiful and profound, but by and large, he did it by attacking what he hated; he did it that way to humour himself when life was humourless, to survive a horrific childhood, to survive alcoholism. What remained, he loved. If you disagree, read his poem "Nirvana" or listen to Tom Wait's spoken word version on his album, "Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards". The slogan is saying: find the courage to admit just how ugly you get and work with it. And until you see some gold, keep fighting, survive.
"WAITING FOR A MURDER": In an effort to pretty up their bus stops, the city put up all these ugly and meaningless plastic images of flowers. I decided to give them some meaning. It's about the street population: the insane, the dangerous, the addicted, the impoverished, and how amongst the gentrified streets of my neighborhood, in the cracks so to speak, there are violent attacks on a regular basis, violence which often goes unreported, let alone investigated. So I saw this location as somewhere where a violent crime is just waiting to happen and that thought changed my relationship with my surroundings.
"FLOATING": Because we are, actually floating through time and space, ever so briefly; that's the ultimate trip, sober. And what do I spend most of my time doing? Managing fear, anxiety, anger, and managing it badly. It's insane. Now maybe that's not particularly inspired or interesting, an obvious thought to most, but I'm an alcoholic and addict in recovery; for people like me, it's not obvious and I must remind myself daily, that I'm more than the sum of my parts.
Russian street artist Slava Ptrk shares with us small stencil-art with lonely characters, experiments with staircases, and urban interventions by posters.
Catch more from Slava Ptrk here.
Brooklyn-based KAWS is about to open his first-ever UK museum exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. A relevant artist for today's generation, he engages young people with contemporary art and disrupts the worlds of art and design to include street art. *KAWS’s trademark style – nostalgic characters in the process of growing up.
More from KAWS here.
It's on Beverly Boulevard where you can find the latest Dourone art piece titled “Medio lleno, medio vacío." In English: half full, half empty.
The artwork was carried out in Blick’s art store location in West Los Angeles. The parking garage to this famous art supplies store is becoming a museum of urban art in which many national and international artists have already made their mark.
DOURONE started with graffiti in Madrid, Spain in 1999. His style is defined as SENTIPENSANTE* - a contraction of the Spanish words for feeling and thinking. The style was created by Uruguayan journalist and writer Eduardo Galeano.
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