Born in Paris Julien Malland began painting murals in the 20th arrondissement of Paris under the name of Seth. Since 2003, he entured across the world to exchange with street artists from different cultures, in order to broaden his horizon on life and on mural painting. From this experience he has been compelled to draw simple characters, mostly children, somehow connected to the chaotic environment in which they are revealed. Witnessing the outcome of globalization, its creations are celebrating traditions. Thus they are defining a hybrid culture between modern expression and traditional representation. His approach aims to arouse an artistic dialogue, whether it is a collaboration with local urban artists or a learning process of traditional techniques from local craftsmen.
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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
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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.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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