Contorno Urbano x Roc Blackblock – Project 12+1: Urban Art in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

This month, as part of Project 12+1’s second year running, Contorno Urbano is showing a mural by Roc Blackblock, a well known Catalan artist who specialises in stenciling; an artistic technique often used in graffiti using paint and one or more stencils cut by the artist. Defining himself as an ‘all terrain’ artist, Roc Blackblock is as comfortable painting on walls as he is on paper, canvas, in digital formats, or even on skin — he also works as an illustrator and tattoo artist. More images and info after the jump!

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Said Dokins – New Street Art Work

Said Dokins recently sent over a number of new street art pieces that he completed around the globe including France, Germany, Ecuador and Mexico. Peep some of the new science after the jump!

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Said Dokins ‘Die verborgene Schrift’, 2016. IBUg Street Art Festival, Limbach Germany. Photo: Patrick Richter

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Myneandyours – The Greatest of Mysteries

Our friend Myneandyours recently finished up 2016 with an incredible new mural in Dubai entitled “The Greatest of Mysteries”. The project took 32 nights, 740 man hours, 18 walls, 1840sq metres and consisted of 620 stencils, 560 clouds, 50000 stars, 288 litres of paint, 150 cans, 1 massage and a visit to A&E. The project was unveiled a few weeks ago at #meetd3 and can be found at the entrance to the car park of building 6, opposite building 9.

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Dain NYC – Various Collages

Visual artist Dain hails from New York City where he has been an influential artist in the street and gallery scene for many years. Dain creates awesome work and combines the visual language of urban art such as posturing, and expression with fashion and glamour elements.

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Reskate Arts & Crafts – Glow In The Dark Murals

Reskate Arts & Crafts is a workshop and graphic arts studio from Barcelona that creates handmade, artesanal projects. Members Maria Lopez (1980) and Javier de Riba (1985) – both graphic designers and illustrators from Donostia-San Sebastián and Barcelona respectively – are primarily dedicated to projects which include graphic design, illustration, installations, and murals.

As Reskate Arts & Crafts, Maria and Javier provide graphic services using their distinctive handmade techniques, making use of the means and materials they have within reach. As an artistic collective, they place emphasis on the materials they choose in order to make the most of their expressive capabilities. They firmly believe that the materials and techniques used must never be gratuitous or excessive, and must operate only as a vessel to convey and amplify the underlying message.

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Piotr Chrzanowski – Adam’s Heart

Piotr Chrzanowski (a.k.a Chrzan) and his crew with the Urban Forms Foundation painted a new site-specific mural “Adam’s Heart” in the city of Lodz, Poland. It refers to Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam”. Due to the fact that the wall belongs to the facilities of the Medical University the artist decided to link his design with medicine.

“The idea came suddenly” – Chrzanowski says. “I was going through some classical pictures and came across “The Creation of Adam”. I thought it might be a good reference, a good starting point both at the level of meaning and composition. I wanted to distract attention from the biblical aspect, which is actually the least important here, so I inserted the whole chain of DNA. It passes between the divine and the human hand, closing the composition on the right. It also brings mysticism and science together – God created man, and man discovered DNA, here we have some consistency”.

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