Pastel – New Mural in San Leandro

Next up on the Athen B. Gallery series of walls with San Leandro is Francisco Diaz aka Pastel from Buenos Aires, Argentina. The mural entitled “Costanoans” is over three hundred feet long and around 30 ft tall it is located off the side of Highway 880 at Marina West Exit. Photographs by Brock Brake. Here’s what the artist had to say about the piece:

“Costanoan by early Spanish colonists, are a Native American people of the Northern California coast. When Spanish explorers and missionaries arrived in the late 18th century, the Ohlone (named costanoans by the spanish colony), inhabited the area along the coast from San Francisco Bay through Monterey Bay to the lower Salinas Valley”. – Pastel

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Kelly Ording – New Mural in San Leandro, CA

Our friends over at Athen B. Gallery, just started a series of 4 walls with the city of San Leandro, CA. First up is Oakland Artist Kelly Ording. The mural is compiled of 5 different reds that break apart the bright blue background. The mural itself brings a lot of life into a neighborhood that lacks color.

Located on Arnerich Automotive Service who has been living and working on the same street he was raised on. We were excited to work with Kelly on bring some life into the local business such as Arnerich Automotive Service located at 14995 Farnsworth St. San Leandro, CA 94579. Photographs by Dominick Gray and Brock Brake.

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Opiemme – New Mural in Italy

Street artist Opiemme presents a new mural entitled “Fenigruottero Cirogna” painted with spray, stencil and tempera on wall and created courtesy Comune di Roccavignale, Sv (Italy). Roccavignale is a small village in the mountain between Piedmonte and Liguria, it has 750 Inabithans and hosts around 20 migrants.

The work is a calligram, a letterforms, of a bird looking at stars and moon. A migratory bird, its outlines are obtained by a mix of a: flamingo, stork, crane, heron, cormorant. This is why of the name, a mix of the italian names. It’s has 3 legs, it’s standing and it’s moving.

Words inside its body say:
“I am migrant, I don’t have nation, I don’t feel borders. I follow the moon, I live between sky and lands, between trees and stars” – the words are the artist’s.

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BustArt – The Great Outdoors

BustArt is a Swiss street artist. His technical focus lays on freehand work sometimes supported by stencils. As BustArt started his artistic career, there were no commercial aspects of the art as it is today. Likewise, urban art did happen exclusively on the streets while contract works as well as exhibitions of this art form were largely untapped. Since the beginning, the prior motivation was to paint for the people. Sharing inspiration with everybody is the main aim of his art. BustArt will always be faithful to this maxim.

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Augustine Kofie – “Build From Memory” @ Galerie Openspace

One of our favourite artists Augustine Kofie has recently unveiled a new series of painting and collage work for his now solo exhibition “Build From Memory”. These new works can be seen on display at Galerie Openspace in Paris, which is on view until April 1st.

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Saner x Pangeaseed – “El portal de Itzamná” Print Release

PangeaSeed is pleased to announce the latest print of the ongoing Sea of Change: The Year of Living Dangerously – Vol. 3 print suite by guest artist Saner (Mexico). The highlighted species of this edition is the threatened Marine Iguana(Amblyrhynchus cristatus). More information about the piece and artist statement after the jump!

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