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Icy & Sot: “Giving Plant” Gives Plants to Refugees

Icy & Sot: “Giving Plant” Gives Plants to Refugees

Springtime makes you do spontaneous acts of nature – like running to the local plant store or corner deli to buy a plant for your mom, or your grandma, or that colorful guy who runs the laundromat on the corner.

There is something very gratifying in the act of giving a living thing to another person that makes you feel grounded to the earth, connected to the family of humanity.

For the next five days Street Art brothers Icy & Sot are giving us all an opportunity to give plants to people who live in refugee camps, while they wait for a better future.

Icy & Sot “Giving Plant” (photo courtesy of Icy & Sot)

With the goal of improving quality of life and fortifying the dignity of the refugee population in Greece, Icy & Sot will be in Lesvos in person next month to hand out plants to the people there together with the foundation Movement On The Ground .

For the next five days, until April 22nd at midnight (EST) you can help by purchasing their new print, “Giving Plant”.

“The Idea is to give hope and joy to the people in the refugee camps while they are waiting for a better future,” says Sot.

Girl with flowers at the Olive Grove. (photo courtesy of Icy & Sot)

“Basically with buying a print you are buying plants for the refugees,” explains Icy.

Please Click on the link below to purchase the print:

https://givingplant.bigcartel.com/product/giving-plant

Please forward this link to friends and family as well – It’s an excellent way to give and show support in a place where nature will be welcomed.

Family at the Olive Grove. (photo courtesy of Icy & Sot)

From Movement On The Ground Website: Movement On The Ground, is a group of independent business people responding to a humanitarian crisis affecting the innocent men, women, and children forced from their homes by climate change, poverty, and war. Movement On The Ground sets a new blueprint for humanitarian help worldwide.

The organization aims to maintain a fixed presence on the island of Lesvos. They work as much as possible with the local community in the attempt to connect locals with refugees. Their projects are all based on the goal of improving dignity for the refugee population.

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INO and “LOST” in the Port of Piraeus, Greece

INO and “LOST” in the Port of Piraeus, Greece

She’s lost, so much on her mind.

INO. “Lost” Greece. May 2018. (photo © INO)

The triangulation of financial, governmental, and corporate power locked Greece (and Europe) in a downward spiral only three years ago, and although there are some signs of stabilization this year, the downturn “wiped out a quarter of the nation’s economic value (and) runs deep and is still vivid in the minds and pocketbooks of the country’s 11  million citizens.

INO. “Lost” Greece. May 2018. (photo © INO)

Perhaps this contributes to the troubled mind of INO’s latest full mural on the side of a hotel in the Port of Piraeus, Greece.

And what a port! Now 51 percent owned by the China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (COSCO) , Piraeus is on track to be the busiest port of the Mediterranean in terms of container traffic by 2019.

Surely she must be overwhelmed by that prospect as well.

INO. “Lost” Greece. May 2018. (photo © INO)

Possibly, she’s just mad about a boy – and springtime tends to mess with young people’s hearts more than others. Reminds you of that blues standard, “I’ve Got it Bad and That Ain’t Good.”  In a more contemporary vein she may be closer to Rianna’s new standard, “Love On The Brain.”

In any case, “They finally took off the scaffolding,” INO tells us. He says, “It’s a pretty woman who is thinking. She has a blue vortex on her mind.”

The title is “Lost”.

INO. “Lost” Greece. May 2018. (photo © INO)

INO. “Lost” Greece. May 2018. (photo © INO)

INO. “Lost” Greece. May 2018. (photo © INO)

INO. “Lost” Greece. May 2018. (Constantino Mass)

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Karl Addison Paints In Refugee Camp in Greece with Syrian Kids

Karl Addison Paints In Refugee Camp in Greece with Syrian Kids

If your house is destroyed and you are chased from your neighborhood by bombs, anything that recalls normalcy is welcomed. Street Artist Karl Addison tells us a recent project with two other artists where he hopes their painting gave residents a sense of hope for their future.

Karl Addison for aptART. Elpida, Thessaloniki, Greece. April 2017. (photo © Karl Addison)

Based in an abandoned textile factory in Thessaloniki, Greece, the individual tented rooms are in rows on large open floors with common areas created for kitchens and space for children to play. Outside in the parking lot Karl smashed the walls with an ocean of blues over the course of six days – something comforting and reassuring perhaps.

“We were creating the artwork with the objective to make the place feel more like a home than an old factory,” Karl says, and she says that he invited people to be a part of the process of art making “hoping to inspire or provide some sort of normalcy to their lives.”

Mostly families from Aleppo, Syria, many of these families were previously in other camps and “have been split up along the journey and/or the war from their homes,” he says.

Karl Addison for aptART. Elpida, Thessaloniki, Greece. April 2017. (photo © Karl Addison)

“I wanted to paint some of the kids from the home and only managed to do two portraits.  For the rest of the canvas, we engaged the kids to put the theory of Abstract painting into practice. Inspiring them with contemporary painters like Rothko, Pollock & Cy Twombly. The movement and mark of paint becoming their expression.” An unusual exposure to 20th century painting, no doubt, and one that some of the kids got to participate in as well.

The project is sponsored and organized by apART, an organization that brings arts into places like the Elpida Refugee Home. Karl would like to thank Sam from apART, as well as give a shout out to the two other artists who were working at the camp with him, Billy (*http://www.billycolours.com/), and David Shillinglaw (*http://davidshillinglaw.co.uk/).

Karl Addison for aptART. Elpida, Thessaloniki, Greece. April 2017. (photo © Karl Addison)

“I can only hope that during the time we were there, there was a difference made.  If it’s a particular painting, phrase, or text from the beautiful artworks,” he says, his intention was to show “empathy for other humans in need – involvement through compassion.”

Karl Addison for aptART. Elpida, Thessaloniki, Greece. April 2017. (photo © Karl Addison)’

Karl Addison for aptART. Elpida, Thessaloniki, Greece. April 2017. (photo © Karl Addison)

Karl Addison for aptART. Elpida, Thessaloniki, Greece. April 2017. (photo © Karl Addison)


aptARThttp://www.aptart.org/

Elpida Homehttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/elpida-home-project-thessaloniki-greece-refugees-factory_us_57a3ab7fe4b03ba68011d08f

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Athens Street Art Reflects Stress of Debt and Suffering of Poor

Athens Street Art Reflects Stress of Debt and Suffering of Poor

As bankers put the final screws to the people of Greece with crushing unsustainable debt and Greece itself struggles with a flood of Syrians fleeing that war-torn country, art on the street is expressing some of the virulent discontent of the everyday people who are watching the economic ground slip out from beneath.

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WD. Athens, Greece. August 2015 (photo © Aline Mairet)

“Rage is all over, you can feel it just by looking all around you,” says photographer and BSA contributor Aline Mairet who shares new images from Athens today with you. The city itself is covered with graffiti tags and political sentiments but the police take almost no interest in the expression of speech that manifests in this way. Curiously, commercial interests do.

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WD. Detail of piece entitled “No Land for the Poor”. Athens, Greece. August 2015 (photo © Aline Mairet)

“I saw a street artist, Nikos Tsounakas, working illegally on his piece,” Aline says as she describes shooting him while he worked. “He explained to me that the only problems he encountered are with the advertisers and their displays, but really not with the police!”

The large mural that has most people engaged and talking with one another is the sleeping figure by Street Artist WD.  Entitled “No Land for the Poor,” it lays out the impact of and ultimate economic violence that is happening to people who are dispossessed of home and country.

Another less elaborate but poignant shot is the black text that reads ‘λάθος‘, translated as ‘mistake’.

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A “magnet wall” in Athens, Greece.  with Laus, 1Up and onter artists. August 2015 (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Wake Up people! Athens, Greece. August 2015 (photo © Aline Mairet)

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The tag in Greek reads “Mistake”. Athens, Greece. August 2015 (photo © Aline Mairet)

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T14. Athens, Greece. August 2015 (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Nikos Tsounakas. Athens, Greece. August 2015 (photo © Aline Mairet)

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Nikos Tsounakas. Athens, Greece. August 2015 (photo © Aline Mairet)

 

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BSA Images Of The Week: 05.17.15

BSA Images Of The Week: 05.17.15

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Shout out to all the great Swoon fans we met last night during the artists talk with her. All the seats were filled so it was standing room only in the back but yet it felt so intimate. Ya’ll are stupendous and smart and handsome and beautiful and we were honored to be with you.

Shout out to the family of American blues institution BB King who passed on this week. His music and talent influenced so many. Sending love and condolences to his family and friends.

Let’s see what Jeffery Deitch has in store for Smorgasburg Coney Island starting this week in preparation for the Memorial Day weekend opening – published reports have the roster of street artists at 15 but we’re hearing closer to 25 will be hitting up temporary concrete walls in this outdoor gallery he is doing in partnership with a large real estate firm to promote the new Coney Island.  Some names you’ll recognize are old skool 70s-80s train writers like Lee Quinones, Crash, Daze, Lady Pink, Futura, and new people he has been reaching out to from the 2000s and 2010s scene who we bring you regularly like How & Nosm, Skewville, Steve Powers, possibly even ROA . This list will surely grow as word gets out and artists besiege Mr. Deitch to participate. The full installation is to last a month and will be surely caught on film and timelapse video.

Meanwhile, here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Alexis Diaz, Alka Murat, Appleton, Marco Berta, Blaqk Blaqk, City Kitty, Creepy Creep, Dain, Dasic Fernandez, Duke A. Barnstable, Elsa Sauguet, Eva & Adele, Ever, Goldman Rats, Ines Maas, JR, Penny Gaff, Robert Janz, Sebastian Reinoso Salinas, Seikon Stav6, and Swoon.

Top Image: Alexis Diaz (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dasic for Welling Court in LIC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Appleton (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Swoon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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An unknown artist created this installation of a suspension bridge in Chelsea and we dig it! (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Front view of the suspension bridge in Chelsea by an unknown artist. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A scene from Nicolas Romero AKA Ever in Buenos Aires, Argentina in collaboration with performers Elsa Sauguet, Sebastian Reinoso Salinas y Ines Maas and sculptor Marcos Berta (photo © Ever)

About the show, from Ever:

” ‘头部 (The Head)’ is an art installation based on the analysis of Chinese Communist posters. When the posters represent the ‘idea’, people are always down the picture and the Mao Tse Tung portrait always floating in heaven, protecting that theory founded in the Russian winters. When they want to describe the pragmatics, Mao is cultivating flowers, going to visit schools, etc.

The idea with ‘The Head’ is to think why the “communist theory” fails in its application to reality, and this is because many times the idea has to be corresponded o taken through a body, a body that exercises the idea, that exercises power. That’s why, part of the installation that we present here, invites people to get into the head, so we all can have the feeling that we are not loyal to the theory; the idealization is as dangerous as it is obsessive.”

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Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Stav6 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Creepy Creep (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Blaqk Blaqk in collaboration with Seikon in Greece. (photo © Alka Murat)

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JR from his Walking New York series. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Penny Gaff must be warming up for the Faile arcade show coming to Brooklyn Museum in July. War games…lethal. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Robert Janz (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Goldman Rats already has selected the next president. You may now return to your regular scheduled programming. Enjoy! (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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It’s lilac season! Duke A Barnstable is feeling poetic (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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City Kitty (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. Art in the streets as Berlin based performance artists and fine artists Eva & Adele are seen here “performing” some  last minute ensemble adjustments before hitting the art fairs – as is their wont. Chelsea, New York City. May 2015. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.20.14

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.20.14

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Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring 907 Crew, Ainac, Aero, Afrodoti Galazios, Blanco, Bleeps, Cash4, Daek, Dasic, Elbow-Toe, Fecks, Icy & Sot, IDT Crew, Mike Makatron, Miss 17, Mr. Penfold, Overunder, Seth, Sheryo, Smells, Sonni, Sweet Toof, The Yok, Tripel, UFO 907, Wolftits, and You Go Girl!.

Top Image >> IDT Crew. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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IDT Crew. IDT is a Chinese Crew. It reads on the background “5ive” to celebrate their 5th anniversary piece. Miss 17 on top was a later addition. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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You Go Girl (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Sweet Toof. Smells. Cash4. UFO907. Please help ID the rest of the tags. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mike Makatron with an assistant at work on his recent mural in Williamsburg. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mike Makatron  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Elbow Toe. The stencils below are by Ainac and Tripel. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Icy & Sot (we think) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Bleeps new piece in Athens, Greece. (photo © Afroditi Galazios)

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Blanco new piece in Saratoga Springs, NY. (photo © Blanco)

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Blanco. Detail from the piece above. (photo © Blanco)

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The Yok, Sheryo, Daek and Fecks for Zoetic Walls in Cleveland, Ohio. (photo © Pawn Works)

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DAEK for Pawn Works/NY (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Sheryo with Sonni on the background for Pawn Works/NY  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Sonni for Pawn Works/NY. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mr. Penfold for Pawn Works/NY (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Aero for Pawn Works/NY (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dasic (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Wolftits is even more Art Brut than ever. 907 Crew. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Rarf! Seth in Baton Rouge for The Museum Of Public Art. (photo © Overunder)

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Untitled. Gowanus Canal. NYC. July 2014 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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Images Of The Week: 06.15.14

Images Of The Week: 06.15.14

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Hello friend! Don’t forget that Welling Court is happening this weekend in Queens. The 5th annual neighborhood event has over 120 murals going up, and it is truly grassroots.  Icy & Sot had their very successful cultural exchange this Friday as well, with 30 New York artists showing in Tehran, and 10 Iranian artists showing in Brooklyn – so hats off to them and the organizers for pulling that off. Olek has been at the Honolulu Museum of Art to celebrate World Oceans Day with a huge installation, and Swoon brought the New York premiere of “Flood Tide” and musical performances to The Brooklyn Museum this week for Submerged Collaborations.  This week you don’t want to miss seeing four important NYC graffiti photographers at the same time in person at the Museum of the City of New York.

And we cannot believe the stunning amount of new stuff on the street: here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Blanco, Bradley Theodore, Damien Mitchell, Damon, Dan Witz, Dennis McNett, Dr. NO, Flood, Fra Biancoshock, Icy & Sot, JR, Myth, Olek, Sean 9 Lugo, Simek, Snow White, Sonni, TV with Cheese, and Winston the Whale.

Top Image >> An Icy & Sot collaboration with Sonni for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Sean 9 Lugo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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TV With Cheese (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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TV With Cheese (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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An image sent by Fra Biancoshock of new piece in Milan, Italy. Do you think it has been photoshopped? (photo © Fra)

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Adam Fujita (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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“Be a voice, not an echo”, a quote from Albert Einstein in Olek’s new piece in Honolulu, Hawaii. (photo © Olek)

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An Olek and Dan Witz collaboration in New York. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Winston The Whale, “The Lost Cause” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A strongly graphic abstraction by Simek in Athens, Greece. (photo © Dimitris Vasiliou)

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Damon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dennis McNett (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dennis McNett (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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This looks like a very tiny JR. Perhaps a fragment from a larger installation “accidentally” found its way on this wall? (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Damien Mitchell (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Myth (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Bradley Theodore (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dr. NO (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Flood (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Blanco’s new piece in Albany, NY (photo © Blanco)

Street Artist Blanco shares his new piece this week in Albany and in his description of it below you may draw a connection between recreation of old stories and myths and the recreation of our cities through gentrification as well – although he doesn’t specifically address the latter.

” This work was kind of inspired by my interest in the common roots of divergent cultures. An example is the eytemology of Dyaus Pitra (Sky Father, Hindu) = Zeus Pater(Father of Gods, Greek) = Ju Piter (God of the Sky, Roman). I am interested in the way that cultures evolve, split off and borrow from one another and how its all mixed back together. The way some Mongolian friends of mine revere Buddhist monasteries, consult shamans and consider themselves Christians or The way the Aztec mother goddess Tonantzin was transformed into the Catholic ‘Our Lady Of Guadalupe’. We are sometimes led to believe its all black and white but its not usually so simple. Cross cultural heritage and mixing have always interested me but Joseph Campbell wrote about this aspect of religion and story telling in a very interesting way.

In some ways modern cities bear some resemblance to this cross pollination as neighborhoods and buildings are transformed, converted and reclaimed.

Specifically for this piece I was interested in the Proto-Indo-European Mother Goddess and the way she was changed, destroyed, recycled and recreated as the Hindu goddess Kali. She is associated with the ability and powers for both creation and destruction.”   ~ Blanco

 

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Untitled. A tempest approaching Brooklyn. June 2014 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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UNO: “Don’t Care, Obscure This”

“When I received the invitation to take part in a street art festival in Athens I thought I would try to paint a wall speaking about the problems of Greece and in particular to speak about the consequences of the crisis they are experiencing,” says UNO of his invitation to participate in the first Athens Street Art Festival. Ironically, he says, the piece he had in mind never made it onto the actual street, but we’re bringing it to you here since he made the effort.

UNO “Don’t Care, Obscure This”. Athens, Greece. July 2013 (photo © UNO)

“A few weeks before my departure I heard the news about the closing (obscuring) of Greek public TV, so I decided to paint a wall with the words ‘obscure this’ as a provocation,” says UNO of his original plan to paint a large scale wall addressing the sudden shutdown in June that many journalists in Europe have charged is a form of censorship. Unfortunately when he arrived he learned that the wall he had planned could not happen because of logistic problems, he says, so he did this version inside the School of Fine Arts before heading back to Italy.

UNO “Don’t Care, Obscure This”. Athens, Greece. July 2013 (photo © UNO)

UNO “Don’t Care, Obscure This”. Athens, Greece. July 2013 (photo © UNO)

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New Street Art From Athens, a Birthplace of Democracy

As the USA is celebrating the anniversary of it’s declared independence from Great Britain today we bring you a few shots of new Street Art from that city widely held as the birthplace of democracy around 508 BCE, Athens. They have just completed their first Street Art festival ever, which organizers say is a non profit attempt to promote social conscience and action through art, and French artist FKDL was a part of it. Here are a few photos from the streets of Athens for BSA readers.

The Athens festival included these participating artists:
Fred Le Chevalier (F), Milo Art (F), Bastek (F), Icks (It), Uno (It), Kashink (F), Losotros X Mj Tom (GR), Btoy (SP), Gregos (F), Kouka (FR), Rabea Senftenberg (Berlin), Thom Thom (FR), Franck Duval (FR). Special thanks to Franck Duval for these images.

Franck Duval (photo © Franck Duval)

Btoy (photo © Franck Duval)

Kouka (photo © Franck Duval)

Gregos portrait here is comprised of a multitude of smaller cast faces. (photo © Gregos)

Gregos. Detail (photo © Gregos)

Thom Thom (photo © Thom Thom)

Franck Duval . Senftenberg (photo © Franck Duval)

Senftenberg. Detail (photo © Franck Duval)

An image of the front page of of an Athens newspaper celebrating their first Street Art Festival features a work by FKDL.

More examples of Athens street art can be seen on this Flickr page for Athens Street Art Festival 2013.

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Images of the Week: 02.17.13

Guess it shouldn’t surprise us when we find out that the sticker, wheat-paste, or mural we published of “Street Art” or graffiti actually turns out to be a logo or promotion for someone who is selling sneakers, t-shirts, lip-gloss, tampons, or toe fungus spray. That’s how people pay the rent, yo!

After all, we get press releases all the time from “Street Artists” who purport to get up all over the place in their home city of New Jesusville – but nobody we talk to has heard of them. Eventually word gets around and its not our business to trash people. And we all know at least one or two fine artists who have used the strategy of putting their stuff on the street to add some sort of “cred” to their “brand”. Fine. And look at the countless corporate names that have been inserting (or “integrating”) themselves into all manner of social/electronic media and “stories” in the last couple of years – just to leach off grassroots D.I.Y. culture and make the money and get the clicks but not actually support the art community that birthed it. It’s a complex story.

But it’s hard not to feel a little bit like you just got punked when you walk into a store and find the stuff you shot in a putrid garbage strewn alley is now silk-screened across a cheap flask or frisbee or truckers cap, giving it about as much meaning as a Kardashian wedding ring.

What are we going to do? Oh probably nothing – there is no purity test or reliable scale for measuring when someone has “sold out” and we don’t like pompous peeps who pretend otherwise. We’re just keeping an eye out, sister, and trying not to get fooled again.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Alinic, ASK, BAMN, Chris & Veng RWK, Gilf!, Icy & Sot, Lambros, Meer Sau, Mosstika, MUDA, Pixote, Tripel, and WD.

Top image > ASK (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Lambros (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Tripel (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Meer Sau “I Love Porno” in Salzburg, Austria. (photo © Meer Sau)

Meer Sau “Art is not a Crime” in Salzburg, Autria. (photo © Meer Sau)

MUDA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Gilf! Her tribute to Malala Yousafzai (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Icy & Sot (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Chris, Veng RWK (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Bishop 203 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

BAMN does a memoriam for Aaron Swartz. Pixote on top. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mosstika (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Alinic (photo © Jaime Rojo)

WD in Athens, Greece. (photo © Philipp Gor)

Untitled. Brooklyn, NY. Februray 2013 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images of the Week: 01.20.13

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Amanda Marie, Blaqk, Brian Scott, Cash For Your Warhol, Elbowtoe, Elmer, Ismael, Joe Iurato, Lamarid, Rae, Specter, Veng RWK, and Willow.

Top image > Brian Scott interprets Hamlet. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Joe Iurato at Bushwick 5 Points. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A new version of Cash For Your Warhol in Russian! Also the colors of the Russian flag are the same as the American flag. Coincidence?   (photo © Jaime Rojo)

American Street Artist Amanda Marie just completed this series of stencilled flying children across a wall in San Francisco. (photo © courtesy of 941 Geary Gallery)

Amanda Marie in San Francisco. (photo © courtesy of 941 Geary Gallery)

Amanda Marie is included in the group exhibition “While We Were Away”. Click here for more information.

Willow (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Elbowtoe, Veng RWK (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Specter in Mexico City renders a traditional folk dress. (photo © Specter)

Rae (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Lamarid and Ismael at 5 Pointz in Queens. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Elmer at 5 Pointz in Queens. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Blaqk. Athens, Greece. (photo © Blaqk)

Blaqk uses a script-like pattern to selectively fill a wall, creating an effect of modern ruins in Athens, Greece. Detail. (photo © Blaqk)

Untitled. Williamsburg, December 2012 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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