Icelandic Guido Van Helten recently traveled to Australia for the WonderWalls Festival to participate in doing a large-scale mural. Using his immaculate rendering technique the portrait artist created a magnificent indoor piece in Port Adelaide.
Starting this weekend (more specifically this Saturday night) the 31st of January, Ekundayo returns to Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles for another show. The solo show entitled “Collective Reflections”, displays the new body of work which draws from his Hawaiian roots and features his signature grotesque aesthetic.
German street artist 1010, created an enormous new piece for the Knotempunkt art festival a little while ago that takes up the entire side of a building in Hamburg. Using his signature illusion style, this artwork looks like it is made up of layers of brightly colored paper that are being torn away to reveal a dark interior of the building. Peep the making of video after the jump!
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Adam Daily attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York where he earned a B.S. in 2003. He earned his M.F.A. from the University at Albany in 2007. Daily’s work spans a variety of media and techniques, including painting, photography and collage. Characterized by experimentation and innovation in production methods and materials, Daily often combines digital and hand made processes to create new and unique work. In 2011, he was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Digital/ Electronic Arts for a body of work combining photography, painting and collage. He has had solo exhibitions of large-scale painting in the Barn 2 gallery at Salem Art Works in Salem, N.Y. and at The Foundry for Art and Design, in Cohoes N.Y. Most recently, he exhibited at the Governors Island Art Fair on Governors Island, N.Y.
“This wall is part of the “Mediocre” series. It’s an old photo that is hanging on the wall of a gym of the town. Arecibo is a small town on the north coast of the island. In the past years the states built shopping centers around the area. This closed all the small businesses of the area and forced people to leave the town because there were no more job opportunities. Now the town is practically a ghost town with a very beautiful and strong feeling of home from those who still remain there. It is surrounded by water with the sea on one side and a large river on the other and a beautiful reminiscent mix of architecture. I felt like the boxer represents a similar feeling, the local hero that at the moment gained popularity and perhaps signified pride but with time is forgotten and remains in the memory of some photo hanging on the wall. Special thanks to Fernando Marquez , Bik Ismo, Petrosky, Natalia Lassalle and Tost Films for their support and the people of Arecibo for their hospitality.” – Axel Void
Argentinian artist Francisco Diaz (also known as Pastel) uses a beautiful organic and botanical visual aesthetic in his work. Pastel fills his walls with large amounts of patterns based on the local flora of the area he’s painting in. He also generally brilliantly and strategically places his work in overlooked and disregarded areas of the city or town.