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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.15.18

Posted on July 15, 2018

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New York, New York, in the thick of summer. The heat is heavy with humidity, smells of hotdogs, marijuana, perfume, piss. The flat screen sunglasses now on every sweet face hide the glances and stares of the voracious, the vacuous, the visionary, the vexed, and those voluntarily enraptured by romance.  Again we take refuge under a tree, on a bench, in the grass with our dog, in the frozen food section with our kids, on the sunbaked and garbage strewn sand in Coney Island, on the fire escape with our swollen-lipped and rosy cheeked lover. And everywhere is art and architecture and stoop sales and thumping music and jackhammers and the swooping yell of “gooooooooaaaaaaaalllll!” from a nearby sports bar during this month of the World Cup.

Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Alex Proba, Arkane, Blanco, City Kitty, David Hollier, Invader, Irak, Jason Naylor, LMNOPI, Mowcka, Phoebe New York, Renee Caoulette, Rubin 415, Staino, and Stikman.

Top image: The surrealist view from Renee Caoulette (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jason Naylor (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Phoebe New York (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Blanco (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Arkane (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rubin 415 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rubin 415 (photo © Jaime Rojo

Alex Proba (photo © Jaime Rojo)

David Hollier (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Invader (photo © Jaime Rojo)

NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A new advertising campaign uses images of local people to humanize itself. Citizens Of The Bowery (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Irak (photo © Jaime Rojo)

LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Stikman (photo © Jaime Rojo)

City Kitty (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Please help us to ID this artist(s) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mowcka and her friend are having a good hair day… (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Be Who You Are…amen… (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Staino (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

With the inauguration of the very successful Domino Park in Williamsburg and some of the scaffolding now down some hidden parts of the East River are coming to view again…  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled. Grand Central Station. Manhattan, NYC. July 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

ASTRO Brings a New “Perpetual Illusion” to Epinal

Posted on July 14, 2018

French Artist Creates Illusory View in a Town Famous for It’s Prints of Another Century

ASTRO. Epinal, France. June 2018. (photo © Galerie Mathgoth)

Known for its humorist take on daily norms of societal behavior, historical events, fantasy adventures in the imagined world, and European man’s manifest destiny to conquer, the famous Imagerie d’Epinal flourished here in the 19th Century with thousands of prints and products exported far afield to other continents.

Today you can tour this illusory world in its namesake Epinal in the museum and workshops.

ASTRO. Epinal, France. June 2018. (photo © Galerie Mathgoth)

Additionally in this small city of 45,000 you can see its newest “Perpetual Illusion”, a four story mural by French graffiti/Street Artist Astro.

His unique techniques of optical illusion takes you back in space, often leading you to a place that looks like it would be sleekly modern and full of even, calming, light. The city itself has quite a few murals around and is well poised to receive this new art in the streets, facilitated by the Jourdains of Mathgoth Gallery in Paris.

ASTRO. Epinal, France. June 2018. (photo © Galerie Mathgoth)

ASTRO. Epinal, France. June 2018. (photo © Galerie Mathgoth)

ASTRO. Epinal, France. June 2018. (photo © Galerie Mathgoth)


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BSA Film Friday: 07.13.18

Posted on July 13, 2018

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

Now screening :
1. Lek & Sowat and the Towers of La Rochelle
2. ASTRO’s New Fresco in South of Paris
3. Jef Aérosol for Wall Street Festival in Evry
4. Art Meets Milk – Bonzai . Kenz / First & Second Edition

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BSA Special Feature: Lek & Sowat and the Towers of La Rochelle

The range and creative output of Street Artists and graffiti writers astounds many who would narrowly define these artists capabilities to the basic stereotypes. Often we find that people who began their art practice on the streets have a far greater depth of knowledge and interests.

Here we see two guys previously known primarily for being vandals educating us about the history of graffiti as a practice. In this case the Tour Saint-Nicolas, one of the three towers of the waterfront of La Rochelle,  contains evidence of serious mark-making that may date back to the time of its origin in the mid-late 1300s.

For this installation Lek & Sowat tell us about the history of the structure from an architectural point of view and describe how they planned their new sculpture  “in situ” using the bridge as inspiration architecturally, merging those aesthetics with their own history of graffiti.

ASTRO’s New Fresco in South of Paris

Parisian Street Artist and graffiti artist Astro (Odv/Cbs)is equally comfortable doing a sharply wild burner as he is with an optically magic trip to another dimension. His abstractions grew out of a passionate dedication to calligraphy, curvilinear finess, and attraction to dynamic forms. For this project last month in the south of the city with Galerie Mathgoth the artist created a multistory illusion that characterizes his unique style and soars above the street.

 

Jef Aérosol for Wall Street Festival in Evry

You may have seen our piece this week on this wall as well : Jef Aérosol Creates Huge Fresco in Paris Sud for Wall Street Art Festival

“He wanted to highlight youth, its beauty and diversity,” says Gautier Jordain about French stencil master Jef Aérosol for this new public mural he just completed in Evry, in the south of Paris.

 

 

Art Meets Milk – Bonzai . Kenz / First Edition

Since publishing a video a few weeks ago about this project the artists have alerted us to two more graffiti videos that promote cows and milk – an unusual combination of family farming and graffiti style from the urban center.

Art Meet Milk – BustArt . Homre . Kenz / Second Edition

 

Bifido Takes Off Mask in Bonito, Italy

Posted on July 12, 2018

The inner world of kids.

Bifido. “Basil Hallward”. Collettivo Boca. Bonito, Italy. June 2018. (photo © Bifido)

Bifido is frequently using his photography and wheatpastes to conjure a realistic vision of the plays and odysseys that children imagine, balancing as they do along the margins of reality and fantasy. In this new piece he just finished for Collettivo Boca he looks at the practice of putting on a mask figuratively, knowing very well that many of us use masks as adults as well.

He names the new piece after the painter of Dorian Gray in the Oscar Wilde novel about youth and its loss – and appearances. “Basil Hallward” joins other walls made for the festival by artists such as Bosoletti, Millo, Alex Senna, Nemo’s, an Milu Correch in this town called Bonito in the south of Italy.

Bifido. “Basil Hallward”. Collettivo Boca. Bonito, Italy. June 2018. (photo © Bifido)

Bifido. “Basil Hallward”. Collettivo Boca. Bonito, Italy. June 2018. (photo © Bifido)

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