Sophie, Photographe since 2010 sticks her animal portraits in Paris, to create fun and intriguing situations. She thoroughly prepares each installation as each animal must find its place in space, the neighborhood, the street… A walking elephant, an owl landed on a cable, a giraffe coming out of the door… all images are perfectly integrated into the detail of the urban environment. The city, architecture, and decor appear to the viewer along with the strange animal is distinguished…
Sophie’s Animals on the streets of Paris has been included as part of Centre Pompidou Hors pistes 2012 (ref. interview). © All images courtesy of the artist
Trompe l’oeil artist John Pugh creates large scale murals giving the illusion of a three-dimensional scene behind the wall. “I have found that the ‘language’ of life-size illusions allow me to communicate with a very large audience. It seems almost universal that people take delight in being visually tricked.” His particular mural style sparked the term “Narrative Illusionism” and his paintings can be seen all over the world.
Fintan Magee is an Australian street artist known for his murals throughout Queensland and later in New South Wales.
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.(via)
Doel, a small village in Belgium, is scheduled to be completely demolished to make room for the expanding harbor of Antwerp. Most of its inhabitants were forced to leave, but artists from across Europe have made their way in to use it as a canvas for their work.
Photographs by Romany WG.
Portuguese street artist Alexander Farto (aka Vihks) embeddes explosives just beneath the surface of walls to reveal enormous, smoky images. The explosive etching technique involves precision detonation of plaster and brick to make the murals.
Davi De Melo Santos began his story with graffiti in 1998 in Belo Horizonte (Brazil), his hometown.
In recent years he has carried out works for major brands such as Adidas, Greenpeace, WWF, Fiat, Red Bull, within large enterprises. He has worked as an illustrator and designer for magazines, creating CD covers, book illustrations and prints for haute couture collections.
International street artist collective Dudug transformed the abandoned cruise liner -known as the Duke of Lancaster- on the beaches of Llanerch-y-Mor in North Wales into an open air art gallery. The art project referred to as The Black Duke with contributions from artists including KIWIE, Cream Soda Crew, Laura Zombie, Bungle and Goin, Fat Heat and Mr Zero among others.
China-based painter and graffiti artist Hua Tunan combines traditional Chinese art principles with the contemporary culture to create beautiful color explosions on the canvas. Through this cultural merge Hua Tunan has developed a very unique and personal style.
Based in Lahinch, on the Atlantic Coast, Eoin mainly paints ocean inspired scenes. ‘I try to capture some of the energy experienced while in and around the water.’ Over the past year Eoin has been working towards merging the 3 areas in which he draws inspiration – surfing, street art and fine art. ‘My goal is to create something that can bridge the gaps between genres and stand alone as my own style.’
Street art comes alive. Tumblr blog Made By ABVH was inspired by the art of Banksy and produced a series of GIFs that animated his work.