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Site-Specific Elephant Murals on the Streets of South Africa by Falko One

May 17, 2016

Christopher Jobson

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Garies, South Africa. 2015.

Working with the iconic image of the elephant, South African artist Falko One brings lumbering pachyderms to the facades of homes, alleyways, and businesses across the country. The Cape Town-based graffiti artist has been painting murals in the region since 1988, and though he depicts a wide range of subject matter in his artworks, the elephants seem to most easily capture the imagination of the viewer. Many of his site-specific murals incorporate elements of the building or even items far off in the background directly into the painting, creating fun optical illusions. You can follow more of his work on Instagram and on Global Street Art.

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Kalahari Desert, South Africa.

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Wesminster, South Africa.

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Johannesburg, South Africa

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Karoo, South Africa

 

 



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An Explosive New Mural and Paintings by Collin van der Sluijs

May 10, 2016

Christopher Jobson

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From the smallest details expressed on canvas to the cracked facade of a multi-story building, Dutch artist Collin van der Sluijs is comfortable investigating what he refers to as “personal pleasures and struggles in daily life.” Working without sketches or notes, the artist dives into each artwork with spray paint, acrylics, and ink as ideas take hold and images slowly emerge. He frequently examines themes of the natural world such as the cycle of life, the depictions of various species of birds, and the psychology of beings both human and animalistic.

Van der Sluijs was most recently in Chicago where he completed a tremendous mural in the south loop as part of the Wabash Arts Corridor that depicts two endangered Illinois birds amongst an explosion of blooms. He also opened his first solo show in the U.S. titled “Luctor Et Emergo” at Vertical Gallery, featuring a wide range of paintings and drawings. You can follow more of his work on Flickr.

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Okuda San Miguel Transforms the Walls of an Italian Kindergarten Into a Prismatic Fairytale

April 26, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

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All images provided by Ink and Movement.

Okuda San Miguel (previously here and here) recently visited the Italian town of Arcugnano with his assistant Antonyo Marest to paint five different murals on the walls of the town’s kindergarten. The five murals contain birds, bears, and a winged lion—each radiating a spectrum of colors that seem to animate the mystical creatures. San Miguel was watched closely by an audience of the kindergarten’s students as he completed the murals, each work inspired by positivity, love, freedom, and nature. You can see this and other works on the artist’s Instagram.

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A Multi-Layered Anatomical Mural by ‘Achilles’

April 19, 2016

Christopher Jobson

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Here’s a fun piece by Athens-based street artist Achilles that utilizes a series of three wall murals to produce a composite anatomical rendering of a woman’s face. The artist often utilizes perspective in unusual ways, more examples of which you can find on Facebook.

 

 



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New Rainbow-Hued Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice

April 13, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

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Mademoiselle Maurice’s work hanging from the Museum of National Art Singapore, all images via Mademoiselle Maurice.

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Museum of National Art Singapore

It’s been a few years since we last featured French street artist Mademoiselle Maurice (previously here and here) and we were delighted to catch up with her new artfully placed pieces on the streets and buildings of Singapore, Corsica, Sweden, and Italy. Arranged both haphazardly and in detailed arrangements, Mademoiselle Maurice adheres thousands of brightly colored origami works to unexpected places, decorating everything from the ceilings of national art museums to the worn sides of ancient buildings. You can see more of her origami works on her Instagram and Facebook. (via Wooster Collective)

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Malmo, Sweden

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Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

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San Potito, Italy

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A New 3D Graffiti Mural in Hong Kong by Peeta

April 4, 2016

Christopher Jobson

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Venice-based artist Peeta merges his passions for graffiti writing, sculpture, and design in his large-scale spray murals that look like swirling three dimensional objects that float just above a wall or canvas. The trompe l’oeil artworks take on the form of graffiti-like letterforms but aren’t necessarily meant to be read or deciphered. Instead the pieces focus more on the use of line, shadow, and color to build impressive voluminous shapes that explode in every direction.

Peeta created this latest mural for the HKWALLS festival. The piece occupies a giant facade on a busy Hong Kong intersection above the Golden Computer Arcade and draws its color for neighboring buildings and signs. You can see his behind-the-scenes process over on Behance.

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Secret Rooms Installed Inside Abandoned Manhole Covers on the Streets of Milan

April 4, 2016

Christopher Jobson

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In this new series of outdoor installations artist Biancoshock has turned abandoned manhole covers on the streets of Milan into cramped miniature rooms complete with hanging artwork, kitchen utencils, and tiled walls. Titled Borderlife, the artist says the admittedly humorous pieces are meant to draw attention to a more serious issue in Bucharest, where many hundreds of people now live underground in the sewer system. You can learn more about these newest interventions on his website and on Facebook. (via StreetArtNews, This Isn’t Happiness)