Ruben Aguirre (also known as LIKES1) is a Chicago based painter who has transitioned from graffiti writing to abstract painter/contemporary muralist. He has produced a number of murals in the Chicago land area, and recently exhibited in “Paint, Paste, Sticker: Chicago Street Art” at the Chicago Cultural Center, and in The National Museum of Mexican Art exhibit, “Outside In: The Mexican-American Street Art Movement in Chicago”. He received a B.A. from Columbia College Chicago with a concentration in painting in 2002. Ruben was born in 1979 in Chicago, Illinois.
One of our favourite artists and friends of the company, JARUS, recently sent over a selection of images from last year. The email consisted of some of the best mural work we’ve seen all year that we’re definitely stoked to share. We know it’s already February but a recap is better late than never!
Graffiti artist RINO creates unbelievable anamorphic murals. In this particular project, the artist transformed a number of floors in an abandoned building to each have their own large scale anamorphic creation. Check the flicks and a quick video of how insane the project is!
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!