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
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.