Rotterdam based street artist and illustrator Daan Botlek is known for his minimalist form of character-driven street art. His ghostly white figures painted on old building walls, are depicted to execute daring escapes interacting with the space around them or passing in and out of unseen dimensions.
Artist Patrick Commecy heads up a team of muralists that transform boring blank walls throughout France, into vibrant scenes full of life. In his hyper-realistic paintings he incorporates popular figures who belong to the town that he’s painting in. According to him urban frescoes improve the quality of life of residents, enrich the cultural heritage of the town and enhance its brand image .
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)
A collection of street art by spanish artist Pejac. He creates murals mostly in black and white with a socio-critical background.
Japanese artist Jun Kitagawa installs zippers in buildings, on walls, and even in public ponds, around Japan. With his zippers, either painted on walls or sculpted , he intents to give viewers a more intimate look into the world we interact with every day through a familiar object.
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.
Polish street art duo Sainer and Bezt aka Etam Crew create large scale murals on walls with characters in unique scenes. The human figure is usually the center of their work with a little bit of hyperrealism and a vibrant color palette.
Artist Clet Abraham has been sneaking around cities across Europe in the middle of the night and strategically placing stickers on street signs to alter their meanings. And while passers-by may crack a smile when they see the humorous signage, Abraham hopes people will think twice next time they are asked to follow an instruction.
Alexey Menschikov is an artist and photographer from Russia. His street art style is simple and funny, incorporating elements like pipes, cracks in the sidewalk and also, a lot of drawing often inspired by cartoon and pop culture characters.
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.
Anamorphic murals painted on outdoor railings by Street art duo Zebrating. You can see Zebrating’s art on the streets of Berlin, Stuttgart, and Mannheim, Germany.
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.’
Isaac Cordal creates tiny cement figures (10 in. approx.) and places them in odd circumstances around the urban environment.
The figurines represent a kind of metamorphosis through which an urban human leaves his role of citizen and begins merging with the city and slowly becomes part of urban furniture.
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.
UK based street artist My Dog Sighs paints portraits on crushed cans found on the street. He paints a unique face on the can’s bent-over round part – giving each one its own personality and then leaves the artworks on the street for people to find. My Dog Sigh’s project, called FreeArtFriday, has spread throughout the world, with thousands of members now participating and turning the streets of their towns into a fun, free art show.
Check out more of his art cans at his Facebook photo gallery.
Street artist and illustrator Escif from Spain, makes really cool graffiti works, which slightly remind classic graffiti techniques. His style is contemporary and simplistic as he uses simple forms and flat colors.
Cartoonist and illustrator Phlegm is well known for his self-published comics and amazing graffiti/street art. Phlegm uses colored spray paint as well as black Indian ink to tie his walls and comics together. His graffiti art on huge walls, mostly in the United Kingdom, has become a part of city architecture.
The name phlegm came from one of the four bodily humours in ancient Greek medicine: blood, yellow bile, black bile and phlegm. Phlegm was believed to be responsible for an apathetic and unemotional temperament
Awesome anamorphic street art by the TSF Crew in France. An anamorphic image is defined as “A distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image.” [Wiki ]
Christian Guémy, also known as C215 is a Parisian street artist focused on stencil graffiti. Christian has traveled extensively across the globe to instill his work into various cultures and cats are a common subject matter.