Stefaan De Croock adds a three-dimensional aspect and texture to his mural by using the natural grains, holes, and dents that came with the discarded wood he used to create ‘Elsewhere.’ Going by the moniker Strook, the Belgium-based graphic designer quite fittingly mounted the upcycled wooden doors, planks, and furniture on a side wall of an old furniture factory in Mechelen, Belgium.
Swiss artist Remo Lienhard (aka Wes21) melds science fiction, technology, earthly creatures, and his own brand of playfulness in his sprawling street art. His murals usually take up an entire wall, and he even incorporates objects around it in his creations.
Artist Artur Bordalo’s (a.k.a. Bordalo II) has figured out the best way to recycle: to turn trash into gorgeous sizeable sculptures. Bordalo II piles on trash over one another, creating a collage of junk finished with paint that is simply awe-inspiring. The canvasses that this street artist uses differ, but you could see his trademark style in each of his works.
Just in time for summer, Jim Bachor is up to his old tricks again and the city of Chicago is so much better for it. The street artist who makes his hometown the basis for most of his projects launches his latest pothole-fixing series ‘Treats in the Streets.’
Sean Yoro, who also goes by the moniker Hula, creates realistic paintings of women on canvas but for his newest series, he couldn’t have picked a better medium to display his latest artwork. Balancing on a paddleboard along with cans of paint and brushes, the NYC-based artist paddled out to stone walls submerged in water to paint beautiful visages of females seemingly enjoying a relaxing dip in the pool.
Inspired by a painting he saw at The Louvre, Julien de Casabianca sets out to bring classical paintings to the streets where common folks like us can have access to historical paintings without having to visit a museum.
In her grassroots attempt to transform everyday urban decay into something for people to pause and look at, Los Angeles artist Paige Smith places small crystallized geodes in between bricks, drain grates and other unexpected places.
Artist and cyclist advocate, Wanksy, used his artistic prowess to make a statement about Manchester, England potholes by drawing penises around them. The male anatomy street art got noticed quickly and the potholes were repaired within 48 hours. With potholes plaguing many urban roadways, it’ll be interesting to see if other artists have the cajones to join the movement.
Adding mystique and spontaneity to his creations, Seattle-based artist, Peregrine Church’s Rainworks, is a series of public works of street art that use a hydrophobic coating. The coating is non-toxic, non-permanent and only visible for a limited amount of time. The pieces can last between four months to a year but are most vivid as soon as they are revealed.
While most of us don’t think of honeybees needing much saving, mural painter, Louis Masai Michel, has made bringing attention to the bees’ plight his passion. What started as a response to what he learned in South Africa about bees’ colony collapse disorder, has turned into a hugely popular project that can be seen in London, Bristol, New York and other major cities.