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BSA Images Of The Week: 04.26.15

Posted on April 26, 2015



Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Bisser, Broiga, C3, D7606, JR, Kafka the Cat, Myth, Nineta, Right of Wayne NYC, and Urma.

Top Image: Bisser. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Bisser (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Bisser at work in Brooklyn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Bisser (photo © Jaime Rojo)


JR. Portrait of Mariela Goicochea in Brooklyn as part of Walking New York series. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Detail of a memorial by @rightofwaynyc of the 264 New Yorkers killed by traffic in 2014. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Kafka the Cat (photo © Jaime Rojo)


C3 (photo © Jaime Rojo)


D7606 (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Nineta (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Squirrel the poet. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Brolga (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Myth (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Gracelang Grooseling (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Urma. Paris installation. (photo © Urma)


Urma. Lisbon installation. (photo © Urma)


Untitled. The Williamsburg bridge under fog. Brooklyn, NYC. April 2015. (photo © Jaime Rojo)



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JAZ and a Founding Myth Realized in “Mito Fundacional”

Posted on April 25, 2015

Our founding myths, our myths of origin, contain the DNA of a cultures’ existence and from that story all developments that occur are measured. When we cloak our present day with the origin myth we imbue our actions with some sense of the sacred, since that revered story is an old one that has been repeated over generations, even centuries.


Franco Fasoli AKA Jaz. Campana, Argentina. April 2015. (photo © Jaz)

Here is a new mural commissioned by the town of Campana, where Argentinian Street Artist JAZ lived as a teenager, referencing one of this culture’s Mito Fundacional (myth of origin). In a circular composition that is an earmark of his symbolic softly surreal style, JAZ commemorates the 130th anniversary of the first foundation of Buenos Aires between Campana and Escobar, which was near the river.


Franco Fasoli AKA Jaz. Campana, Argentina. April 2015. (photo © Jaz)

The menacing movement of unbridled animals surrounds a federalist symbol in flames in this often repeated story about the friction that historically exists between the City of Buenos Aires and the rest of the country. Like many simplistic depictions, this one belies deeper complex implications that can only be appreciated by the people who have lived there and repeated this story to one another, so we won’t try.

In a ceremony two weeks ago this newly painted founding myth near the “Arco de Campana” was inaugurated by the Mayor Stella Maris Giroldi and JAZ and some assembled guests, so this Mito Fundancional will continue to be told for a while.


Franco Fasoli AKA Jaz. Campana, Argentina. April 2015. (photo © Jaz)



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BSA Film Friday: 04.24.15

Posted on April 24, 2015



Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.

Now screening :

1. C215 and Caravaggio
2. East London Quick Tour of Street Art of : BUSH
3. Vinz: Feel Free Project  (NSFW)
4. Woozy in Athens: Moving Shadows


BSA Special Feature: C215 In the Footsteps of His Favorite Painter: Caravaggio.

Here is a new short documentary that follows the unique pathway of Caravaggio, as told by one of his biggest fans, the street artist and master stencillist C215 visiting Palermo. He says he is sure Caravaggio would be a street artist if he were alive today. Who would argue?


Quick Tour of Street Art of East London: BUSH

We get many video submissions every week and this one really caught our eye because it features two fellows whom you are convinced are going to be singing the lyrics to the soundtrack at any moment — but in fact they never do anything of the sort.

Perhaps they are just telecommunicating the lyrics to us. Possibly they are here to adorn the street art and graffiti, or provide a measuring guage for us to more accurately estimate the various sizes of aerosol pieces. Expressionless and unfazed, they could be modeling their handsome fashions. Perhaps they are protecting the cameraman from thugs who could sneak up on him unannounced. You just don’t know.

“My work is low-fi and I work on no budget and work with unsigned musicians and reaching out to the wider creative community only for this video as I feel there hasn’t been one like this created out there about London,” says Eric, who made the piece. That last bit is probably true. Eric, thank you for sharing. Regards to the actors, and thanks for the tour.


Vinz: Feel Free Project  (NSFW)

“The naked people with birds heads represent freedom. They are naked because they have nothing to hide.” explains the street artist Vinz, who was adopted by the gallery system nearly seconds after these bare breasted birds first began appearing on public walls. This is a good opportunity to hear the artist speak for himself and to understand the various visual codes present in his work and their corresponding meanings.


Woozy in Athens: Moving Shadows

This car burning during protests against the Greek government takes on a second meaning as street artist Woozy walks up to the burned metal and plastic carcass and begins painting upon it. The shock of the reality leaves you stunned, even as he begins to transform the charred car with art.

SPECTER and Glowing Abstractions On Your Way Down into the Subway

Posted on April 23, 2015

Yes, you were expecting an ad. Maybe one from News Channel 3 and charming Chuck and beautiful Belinda and that wacky weather guy and the whole 6 O’clock News Team. Instead, you got a glowing abstraction, a few seconds of calm on your way down the stairs into the subway. Artists continue to take over the ad space that continues to take over our public space, and these new backlit missives are from Specter.


Specter (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“They use color, form and light to draw you in but offer little to the viewer who is expecting a product,” he told BSA when contacted to find out what he’s up to. He says these abstractions are not meant to feel like ads and “even though the imagery is relative to each neighborhood it is placed in its more an homage than a direct meaning.”


Specter (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Really, these are related to each neighborhood? Yes, he says. “They are all collage/paintings and the references are from my travels. The one with the squares, for example, references the Holocaust memorial in Berlin, and that’s why it’s placed in Greenpoint.”


Specter (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Specter (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Specter (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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