Italian artist Pixel Pancho was recently invited by Underdogs to create a number of murals and other interventions in Lisbon, Portugal. One of my favorite pieces was this awesome collab with street artist Vhils (previously), known for his instantly recognizable “subtractive” style of etching imagery into walls. The steampunkish android holding a derelict boat was placed on a building next to the the Tagus river near where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Images courtesy Underdogs and Miguel Vinagre. (via StreetArtNews)
Painter and street artist Curiot (Favio Martinez) creates vibrant mythical beasts blending human and animal forms while alluding to a number of Mexican traditions including tribal art, the Day of the Dead, and various geometric designs. The Mexico-city based artist grew up in the United States but moved back to Mexico a decade ago. You can see much more of his work on Tumblr or Flickr, and he also had a solo show earlier this year at FFDG in San Francisco. (via BLDGWLF)
Back in April we took a peek inside the near complete transformation by fifty street artists of the Les Bains nightclub prior to its demolition. Included in that post was an image of an incomplete work by graffiti artist Le Module de Zeer. The sprawling organic work seems to split the room in two as various forms dominate the walls, ceiling and floor. Watch the video by Yann Rineau to see the piece come together through to completion.
Street artist and illustrator Daan Botlek is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands and is known for his strange form of character-driven street art. His generally simplistic, site-specific figures often interact with the space around them, passing in and out of unseen dimensions, shedding skin in the process. Kind of like morbid Keith Haring, no? You can see much more of his work over on Flickr. (via Lustik)
A great new piece by artist Ernest Zacharevic (previously here and here) on the streets of Singapore. The artist made several stops in Europe this year with his trademark photo-based murals showing up in Italy, Lithuania and Norway. Zacharevic says of his art:
Most of my work is photography based and site-specific, so I photograph my subjects and later choose angles for painting. Working with children allows more anonymity, I don’t consider my artworks to be portraits of a specific person, rather a universal experience.
You can see more of his recent work over on StreetArtNews.
Banksy paid a visit to the Upper West Side for the 20th day in his Better Out than In residency in New York. The plain black stencil depicts a small boy holding a giant hammer, effectively turning an outdoor fire alarm into an impromptu high striker game.
I’m really enjoying these new pieces by artist 1010 that seems to peel away layers from mundane urban walls to reveal a depth of colorful layers. The Hamburg-based artist had a number of similar works on canvas at the Stroke Art Fair in Berlin in September.