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An Elephant-Octopus Mural on the Streets of London by Alexis Diaz

July 23, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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This awesome hybrid elephant-octopus was just completed this week by Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz. Comprised of thousands of tiny brushstrokes, the mural took a week to paint and you can see it yourself on Hanbury Street off Brick Lane. Chicago artist Phineas X. Jones also conceived of an “octophant” which has had numerous incarnations over the years. (via StreetArtNews)

 

 



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New Umbrella Mural by Seth in Paris

July 3, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Another wonderful piece by street artist Seth (previoulsy here and here) recently popped up in Paris. Not sure if it’s still up, but if so you’ll find it at Rue Émile Deslandres, Paris 13. (via street art utopia)

 

 



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Four New Murals by David de la Mano and Pablo S. Herrero

June 5, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Baluarte, in progress

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Artists David de la Mano and Pablo S. Herrero (previously) recently finished four new pieces on the streets of Winter Haven, Florida. The duo continued their exploration of human figures and the natural world with their fractal-like forms of faces and eyes. See much more here.

 

 



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The Street Art and Paintings of Wes21

May 7, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Swiss artist Remo Lienhard (aka Wes21) has an imagination to kill for. His acrylic and spray paint works are explosively detailed and often depict a sort of dystopian fusion of people and the natural world. Though despite the grittiness and abundance of detail found in each of his works it’s clear he also possesses a keen sense of humor. Lienhard belongs to a collective of graffiti artists and illustrators called Schwarzmaler where you can find much more of his street art and other works. Also don’t miss him over on Facebook. (via street art utopia which has a killer roundup of street art this month)

Update: Wes21 is represented by SOON where you can learn more about his work.

 

 



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Spray Painted Faces Merge in New Graffiti from iNO

April 1, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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This video featuring Athens-based graffiti writer iNO perfectly captures his ability to turn quick gestures with a spray can into something that almost looks as if it was produced with aid of a camera. Many of the artist’s interior and exterior works incorporate the idea of two faces or figures merging, either morphing into each other or growing outwardly. Watch the video above to see it all come together. (via colossal submissions)

 

 



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3D Graffiti and Paintings by Peeta

March 26, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Italian graffiti writer, painter and sculptor Manuel Di Rita (aka Peeta) lives and works in Venice where since 2000 he has risen to international fame for his unique 3D graffiti style. Using a variety of shading, gradients and shadows his work often appears to be hovering just off the surface on which it is painted. Peeta not only creates work in public spaces but also creates similar figures with paint on cavas as well as sculptures. Above is a mixture of artworks both old and new, and you can see much more over on Flickr and at Ayden Gallery.

 

 



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Sugar Murals and Cake Icing Graffiti by Shelley Miller

October 31, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Using materials that for centuries have been reserved as tasty decoration the finest cakes and pastries, Montreal-based artist Shelley Miller attacks brick walls and deteriorating urban surfaces with cake icing to create ornate scrolls and decorative motifs. While the medium itself is purely culinary, her illustrations and patterns borrow heavily from calligraphy and decorative arabesque scrolls seen in ancient temples and mosques. Another added dimension is its impermanence as the works crack, drip, and melt off the wall, potentially disappearing in just a few days.

Most recently Miller presented an interactive piece at Nuit Blanche in Montreal called Throw-Up, and you can follow updates via blog—check out that book sculpture! (via collabcubed)