French street artist Invader’s latest mosaics brandishing the city walls of Paris will bring a smile to anyone who knows anything about pop culture. Adding a touch of whimsy from run-of-the-mill buildings to over-graffitied walls, the subtle addition of pixelated video game characters from the 1970s classic arcade game Space Invaders to Super Mario Bros creates a playful aura to an otherwise humdrum structure.
Street artist SpY creates a one-word art installation that screams a powerful message. Part street art and part public intervention, the brazen artwork is made entirely of 2 cent copper coins worth €1,000 glued on a wall in a centralized neighborhood in Bilbao, Spain.
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.
Austrian street artist, Nychos’ grew up in a family of hunters, whic may have informed his obsession with depicting dissected animal cartoons. Or, it could just be his need to get a public reaction from the unusual displays. Whatever the reason, the former Rabbit Eye Movement founder’s range of animals’ innards is impressive.
In the small Tunisian village, Er-Riadh, 150 street artists, from 30 different countries, gathered to create an unprecedented public street art exhibition. The event was organized and made possible by French Galerie Itinerrance founder, Mehdi Ben Cheikh, to pay homage the village’s history of Muslims, Christians and Jews living in the beautiful surroundings for the last 2,000 years.
The debate about whether graffiti is art or vandalism isn’t going to be resolved anytime soon, but the DIY moss graffiti movement will certainly add some doubt to the naysayers. Using a simple recipe that includes blended moss, buttermilk or yogurt, water or beer and optional corn syrup, burgeoning artists can make their mark in an Earth-loving way.
Adding his own personal wit to Ann Arbor’s streets, artist and illustrator David Zinn creates temporary chalk and charcoal illustrations. Zinn has been at it since 2001 and conceives of each illustration at the time he sees the perfect location.
Parisians have been witnessing some creative treats thanks to street artist Pejac who has left at least three new works around the City of Love. One shows a figure splattering a water balloon against the wall, its contents a miniature masterpiece by Manet.
This floating art is the work of New Zealand based sculptor Neil Dawson. The pieces are geometric in design of varying complexity and made from aluminum and steel. He explains his use of public space: “With public sculpture there’s a real dynamism because it’s constantly changing with the light and the elements.
Isaac Cordal’s project Cement Eclipses is an ongoing series that spans the world. It’s known for the placement of cement figures in public places. This particular set from 2013 features skeletal figurines in Chiapas, Mexico. The scenes seem to depict mourning or despair and a feeling of man’s disconnection from nature.