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Bicycle Street Art by Mart Aire

March 11, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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I’m completely in love with these bicycle murals from Argentinian artist Mart Aire who began painting on the streets of Buenos Aires in the 1990s at the tender age of 12. His whimsical imagination is expressed through vibrant colors and stunning line work that flows freely from cans of spray paint. You can see much more of his work on Flickr, and read more about him over on Graffitimundo.

 

 



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Guerilla Murals by Fintan Magee

February 25, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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When looking at these murals by Brisbane artist Fintan Magee they seem almost impossible to contain. Literally dripping with color, his bold images often bleed off the canvas and spill onto the street or sidewalk, fully utilizing every available surface, as if maybe even that isn’t enough. Via Analogue/Digital:

Moving away from traditional graffiti in recent years his guerilla murals often inhabit the isolated, abandoned and broken corners of the city. Mixing surreal and figurative imagery his paintings are deeply integrated with the urban environment and explore themes of waste, consumption, loss and transition and contain a sentimentality and softness influenced by children’s books.

His most recent piece (top) was just completed in Toowoomba, a city in South-East Queensland, Australia. You can see much more of his work on his website, and on Instagram. (via StreetArtNews)

 

 



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Surreal Murals by 'Etam Cru' Turn Drab Facades into Eye-Popping Imagery

January 6, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Moonshine, 2013. Richmond Mural Project. By Etam Cru.

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By Sainer in Gdynia, Poland. 2013. Photo by FOT. ALKA MURAT.

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The Healer, 2013. By Bezt (Etam) and Pener (Spectrum).

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Meeting the God, 2013. By Bezt. See it animated.

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High Hopes, 2013. By Sainer. Photo by Benjamin Rataud.

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The Change, 2013. By Bezt.

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Madame Chicken, 2013. By Etam Cru.

Polish artists Sainer and Bezt, collectively known as Etam Cru, paint large scale murals of surreal and frequently humorous subjects in locations mostly around Eastern Europe. The duo traveled to the U.S. this year to paint a wildly popular mural titled Moonshine at the Richmond Mural Project depicting a girl sitting inside a jar of strawberries. The piece is now available as a print over on Art Whino. Above is a collection of their most recent work from 2013, much more of which you can see on Facebook, the Etam Cru blog, and on Behance. (via Arrested Motion)

 

 



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Pixel Pancho and Vhils Collaborate on the Streets of Lisbon

November 20, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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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)

 

 



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Overpass Illusion and Other Murals by Dasic

October 9, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Chilean-born street artist Dasic lives and works in New York where he creates large-scale outdoor murals, paintings, sculptures and other works in a wide variety of different styles, though all of which seem to explode with color. One of my favorite works is an extraordinarily large piece he painted in Newburgh, New York that spans the ceiling as well as the opposite walls underneath a large overpass. Dan Perez sits down with the artist for a brief interview above.

 

 



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Surreal Drawings, Paintings and Murals by Rustam QBic

August 27, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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With a wildly surreal imagination, artist Rustam QBic from Kazan, Russia creates fish adorned with houses and windows, elephants sprouting giant buildings, and a goose whose feathers are made from a ocean of angry waves. Almost every one of his creations, be it on paper or on a wall is brimming with wonderful ideas and often have to be viewed up close to appreciate their full detail. He most recently completed murals for the LGZ Festival and for Art-Ovrag 2013, and you can see many more paintings, illustrations, and other work over on Facebook. (via StreetArtNews)