Norweigan stencil artist Anders Gjennestad (aka Strøk) was invited to Memorie Urbane street art festival in Italy. Strøk painted a massive trompe l’oeil mural on the side of an old school. Strøk’s piece was just one of numerous pieces created for the festival including many notorious street artists such as Pixel Pancho, Seth, Pablo Herrero, Natalia Rak, Levalet, Ernest Zacherevic, and Etam Cru to name a few. Photography by Anne Esser.
Simon Silaidis is a designer, a thinker, a vision-er, a pioneer. He applied his life’s love of calligraphy in the rural, urban and suburban surroundings of Asia and Europe. In this beautifully shot video of Simon entitled “Lucid Dream” it has the artist in his “natural” habitat. Watch the video and see pictures after the jump.
NeSpoon is a Warsaw, Poland based artist who creates ornate lace patterns as her unique brand of street art that transcends a number of textile field and is installed in public spaces. NeSpoon transforms and beautifies remote and forgotten surfaces to create a what she refers to as “public jewelry.”
San Francisco designer Benny Gold recently sent blank airplanes made of balsa wood to artists all over the world. Each artist hand-crafted each airplane into individual works of art. Artists involved are Bigfoot, Haroshi, Aaron De La Cruz, Jon Contino, Jeff Staple, Andrew Pommier, Erik Marinovich, Ken Davis, Grotesk, Andy Jenkins, Omar Gonzales, Curtis Kulig, Greg Mishka, Mark Gonzales, Usugrow, Hannah Stouffer, Morning Breath, and more.
Artists Kamea Hadar and Defer are collaborating on a series of painting works entitled “Paradise Lost”. The project will see the two artists create murals and gallery shows together in a number of different cities. The first show of the project is opening on August 7th, in San Francisco, at 1AM Gallery. Tons of great pictures after the jump!
Since Jonathon Paul‘s emergence as a street artist under the name of Desire Obtain Cherish in the early 2000s, (DOC) has become known as pop sculptor working across a wide variety of different media and a combination of styles including street, pop, conceptual and appropriation art. His controversial art work explores contemporary desires and obsessions with sex, gender, drugs, commerce, media and fame. Transporting controversial, satirical messages, Paul’s vibrantly colorful, entertaining and impeccably produced art exposes society’s inability to control itself and examines the commercial promise of fulfillment and happiness that ends in dependency.