Emerging from swirls and splatters, and vibrantly colored geometric patterns, come realistic portraits. Born in 1985, Noé Pauporté has been drawing since he could hold a pencil, but he didn’t hone his overlapping character graffiti on canvas until 1998. The self-taught artist studied at the foundation for Fine Art in Brussels paints both realistic and imaginary characters using varying techniques such as acrylic, ink, bomb, Posca, pencil, and oil paint. He focuses mostly on living creatures in his artworks, humans especially. He also composes electronic music under the name KhromaSoma. [Read more...]
Somewhere deep in the U.K. is an abandoned hotel. While busy wasting away in the foggy land, a collective group of street artists decided it should serve as their next temporary canvas. Creating an “alternative art gallery,” the artists painted their works throughout the ten story building. In the process, debris were cleared for walkways and it became a nice space for locals to explore and see the various works. [Read more...]
Here’s a type of graffiti that environmentalists, store owners, artists, and passersby can all appreciate. UK based artist Anna Garforth has been making buildings more lively with her graffiti designs, but unlike the typical spray painted designs, hers actually make the air cleaner. Garforth “goes green” by using moss for her lettering, producing beautiful typographic designs that appear to grow out of the brick walls where she places them. Her designs have been popping up all over the UK and some in Hong Kong and it’s one tag nobody will be complaining about. Garforth ironically got the idea to work with living materials while she was at a cemetery. She noticed how beautiful it looked where moss was growing on the lettering of the tombstones. [Read more...]
What is the relationship between sex and war? Chicago painter CJ Hungerman explores this question using erotic imagery as vehicles for destruction. As ‘silly’ as these complex narratives visually appear the artist intelligently offers an approachable context, sex and humor, from which to dissect important contemporary issues like technology, politics, and freedom. [Read more...]
London-based street artist Shok Oner, better known as SHOK-1, is back with a vibrant new x-ray style. Layering spray paint, he creates patterns and geometric shapes out of neurons, bones, and insects in vivid colors. Last month, he displayed his new style in a solo show in London appropriately named X-Rainbow. Be sure to watch the video below in which SHOK-1 explains the intentions behind his work and “organic” methods. [Read more...]
You may have seen the incredible street art of Charles Leval, also known as Levalet, making the rounds on the internet earlier this year. The talented artist decorates his city with imaginative wheatpaste images that seem to come alive. He often displays the pasteup characters interacting with 3d materials, like windowsills, electrical cords, and support beams that are already there, as well as throwing his own props into the mix. His latest work, titled “Demineur”, which is French for Minesweeper, features a man with a real cue stick, aiming at a grenade for the perfect shot. Let’s hope he scratches! [Read more...]
When he was just three years old, Chinese artist DALeast prophetically told his mother that he would be an artist and travel around the world one day. Now 29, DALeast, who keeps his real identity anonymous, is doing just that. His murals have a very unique style- although they are spray painted on, they look like three dimensional sculptures made of thousands of metallic splinters, that explode at points of impact. DALeast has created gigantic images of wildlife, but also humans- like astronauts and scuba divers- and even a car crashing into a pipe. He has travelled all over the world and created murals in his hometown of Wuhan in China, Cape Town, Miami, New York and London. He imagines each piece in his head before he brings it to life on the wall. [Read more...]
Without the aid of brushes or stencils, David Walker has achieved an incredible level of realism in his freehand spray paintings. With abstract strokes and numerous layers, he has created a unique style of portraiture that has the energy and vibrance of street art with an extraordinary photorealistic quality. The London-based artist has exhibited his work all over the UK, other parts of Europe, Asia, and the US in shows with some of the top street artists in the world. [Read more...]
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