The body art on these women has me captivated.
These pieces are by Moscow, Russia based artist Pokras Lampas who devotes his artistic practice to extending traditional calligraphy onto the body and into the streets. Lampas’ urban-style aesthetic feels unusually fresh and bold.
To see more of this artist’s work, visit his Behance site.
If . . . → Read More: Body and street calligraphy by Pokras Lampas
Unfortunately, we don’t often get to see a celebration of the elderly so this one caught my attention. In the ongoing “Wrinkles of the City“ project, French street artist JR displays large-scale portraits of elderly individuals who have, over their many years, witnessed the upheaval and transformation of a city.
JR recently completed these . . . → Read More: “Wrinkles of the City” by JR travels to Berlin
Montreal-based artist Roadsworth creates his art on public streets. That’s the actual street, mind you. In Roadsworth’s town, the crosswalk marks may actually be the skeleton of a fish. A lane divider line turns into a zipper. And don’t slip on that banana peel in the middle of the street!
In 2001 Roadsworth started painting . . . → Read More: Street art in Montreal by Roadsworth
In the midst of a crushing economic crisis, Spanish visual artists Octavi Serra, Mateu Targa, Daniel Llugany and Pau Garcia use humor to examine the current political and economic climate. In the project called Hands, the artists strategically placed plaster cast hands in public spaces to provoke humor and discussion. See more photos of this project . . . → Read More: Plaster hands found in the streets of Spain
I love the city, but some days, everywhere I turn my head there are eyesores – sloppily tagged concrete, bar-laden windows, dumpsters.
Dutch artist and designer Roeland Otten has a personal mission to camouflage Rotterdam’s architectural blemishes. Using photographic prints, Otten covered large areas of unattractive concrete with high-resolution photographs that blend seamlessly into the . . . → Read More: Urban camouflage in Rotterdam by Roeland Otten
Made In Slant’s weekly event listings will resume next week (Thursday January 10th).
In the meantime, here is a new street art piece from Buenos Aires, Argentina, by Martin Ron & Frederico Ron entitled “Lujuan Pedro and His Dog.” (via)
. . . → Read More: San Francisco event listings will be back next week
Cake decorators will tell you that there is an awful lot you can build using cake icing alone. Montreal-based artist Shelley Miller would concur. Cake icing has been her medium of choice for creating ephemeral street art in places as diverse as Montreal, Brazil and India. Using a common pastry bag, Miller applies the icing to . . . → Read More: Street art painted with cake icing by Shelley Miller
Some lovely watercolor/ink drawings by Pablos Herrero. Herrero has also paints his trees on buildings. To see more of this artist’s work, click here.
. . . → Read More: Trees on paper and buildings by Pablos Herrero
I am intrigued by this latest series of installations now showing at the 2012 BLK River Festival in Vienna. As part of the artist Isaac Cordal‘s continuing series called “Cement Eclipses,” this work depicts miniature people trying to live in our highly urbanized environment. Standing on shopping carts to avoid the flooded streets, getting . . . → Read More: Miniature street installations at the BLK River Festival in Vienna by Isaac Cordal
Valparaiso, Chile 2011
Chilean artist INTI creates indigenous characters with maize cobs and traditional vesture. The artist from Valparaiso, Chile shares his native portraiture by painting his characters in places around the world. Frequently the colorful pieces are mounted on entire sides of buildings. Lovely!
INTI WhiteWallBeirut 2012
“HOLY WARRIOR” UrbanForms Lodz-Polone . . . → Read More: INTI creates indigenous characters from Chile and takes them all over the world