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BSA Images Of The Week: 05.10.15

BSA Images Of The Week: 05.10.15

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Today we celebrate Mother’s Day in the USA and Mexico and about 70 other countries. Cheers and thank you to all the mothers of the world.

If only we would stop paying lip service to the foundational importance of motherhood; if millions of mothers would know that tomorrow they will have food to feed their children, that they could live without fear of violence, could take off time from work to care for their families, were paid a living wage equal to a that of a man, could feel loved, protected, supported, respected and cherished.

Let’s all work to make sure that more mothers experience love and a peace of mind. Even if your mother is not alive and here with us today, we can support someone’s who is.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring $howta, Anthony Lister, Brolga, City Rabbit, Gualicho, Hot Tea, JR, M*Code, Mr. Volpe, Nina Kunan, No More Lies, Pablo Harymbat, Phoebe New York, Pyramid Oracle, Swil, Tristan Eaton, and Willow.

Top Image: Brand new work from Willow and Swil in Brooklyn. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Willow and Swil (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Willow and Swil. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Pyramid Oracle (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Phoebe New York (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Brolga (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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

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Tristan Eaton at work on his mural for The L.I.S.A. Project. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Tristan Eaton. Detail of his mural for The L.I.S.A. Project. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Tristan Eaton for The L.I.S.A. Project. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The phrase in Tristan’s new mural inspired by the Grandmaster Flash and Furious Five song from 1983, “New York, New York”.

New York, New York
Big City of Dreams
and every thing in New York
ain’t always what it seems.


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Pablo Harymbat AKA Gualicho and Nina Kunan. Collaboration in Buenos Aires, Argentina. CLICK on photo to enlarge. May 2015. (photo © Gualicho)

brooklyn-street-art-artist-unknown-jaime-rojo-05-10-15-web-1A phrase from a song by Against Me! called “Baby I’m Anarchist”. Thanks to Rhiannon for alerting us! Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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M*Code (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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City Rabbit (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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$howta (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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No More Lies (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Someone made a cat fish sculpture out of tires and wrapped it around a lamp post. If it is not Yong Ho Ji then it is an admirer of his work. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Lister behind the fence. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Lister with Hot Tea on the fence. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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This wall keeps changing again and again and we like seeing it each time. Various artists. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. Spring 2015. New York City. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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Opiemme: Poetry and Vortexes in Argentina and Uruguay

Opiemme: Poetry and Vortexes in Argentina and Uruguay

Opiemme continues on the search for suitable locations for his Vortexes – a circular shape that contains text and words and poetic dispatches. He likens them to a swirl, a whirlpool, a spiralling symbol of life which mirrors the shape of our galaxy, the Milky Way. He recently travelled to some spots in South America and shares with BSA readers some of his adventures in Argentina and Uruguay.

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Gualicho + Opiemme +Florencia Mayra Gargiulo, Isla Maciel per Pintò La Isla, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2014. (photo © Opiemme)

You may recall that BSA featured the Argentinian Gualicho in this very modest barrio for a small festival called Pintò la Isla and here we have Opiemme’s collaboration with both he and Florencia Mayra Gargiulo. In it you see the separation and the reformation of letters into fertile soil. “The grey wall suggested to me the idea of a “broken” planet with letters coming out of it, collecting together and going to recreate life somewhere else,” says Opiemme. In this case you see the letters collecting into a new black circle, giving birth to a Gualicho plant.

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Gualicho + Opiemme +Florencia Mayra Gargiulo, Isla Maciel per Pintò La Isla, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2014. (photo © Opiemme)

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Gualicho + Opiemme +Florencia Mayra Gargiulo. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2014. (photo © Opiemme)

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Opiemme. Mar Del Plata, Argentina. 2014. (photo © Opiemme)

The phrase says: If you can’t make it / Do it with a smile / And not just for yourself.

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Opiemme. Mar Del Plata, Argentina. 2014. (photo © Opiemme)

This vortex in Mar Del Plata contains the words of the Mexican poet Enrique González Martínez, specifically his poem “The Seeding of the Stars”.

Y mirarán absortos el claror de tus huellas,
y clamará la jerga de aquel montón humano:
“Es un ladrón de estrellas…” Y tu pródiga mano
seguirá por la vida desparramando estrellas. . . .

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Opiemme. Detail. Mar Del Plata, Argentina. 2014. (photo © Opiemme)

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Opiemme. David De La Mano. Montevideo, Uruguay. 2014. (photo © Opiemme)

In this quick street piece painted with David de la Mano in the center of Montevideo, , Opiemme wanted to relate the figure and the words to the nearby church of Nuestra Senora de los Dolores Tierra Santa.

Appropriately titled “Asunciòn”, it is based on a poem by Julio Cortàzar, the novelist, short story writer, and essayist. “Oh noche, asiste” is about outer space as well, Opiemme tells us, and he used the portion of the poem that says “Oh night take care of your lonely stars”.

“It’s an evanescent, delicate, light work that seems to play with the nearby church,” he says, “as well as with aliens.”

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Opiemme. David De La Mano. Detail. Montevideo, Uruguay. 2014. (photo © Opiemme)

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Here is a smaller scene painted by David De La Mano. Montevideo, Uruguay. 2014. (photo © Opiemme)

 

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Gualicho: “Hexagonario” in Tiny Argentinian Barrio, Isla Maciel

Gualicho: “Hexagonario” in Tiny Argentinian Barrio, Isla Maciel

Today we have a few simple images of a new piece in a very modest neighborhood on Isla Maciel in Buenos Aires by Gualicho called “Hexagonario”. Gualicho tells us that he was inspired to do a public painting here because a local school teacher organized an art festival here with almost no money or support from the government as a way to improve the living situation here. The island that was once known principally for its brothels because of its proximity to the ships and sailors arriving to Buenos Aires, and the area hasn’t quite shaken itself from those negative associations in the minds of many.

 

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Pablo Harymbat AKA Gualicho “Hexagonario” Isla Maciel, Argentina. Nov, 2014. (photo © Gerardo Montes de Oca)

“Nowadays there are no more brothels, but it is still a very dangerous place,” says Gualicho, “Most of the people are workers and a lot of families live here. Every day at the end of the day when I came back from painting I saw all the people on the streets, sitting in the front door of their houses, under the shadow of the trees, drinking mate and watching the people passing by.

There is no such thing as a Street Art “scene” here, but Gualicho liked the friendly environment where he put up his piece that mimics the repetition of decorative pattern on the walls insides some peoples homes. “I thought this work as a big wallpaper; an organic pattern of Elodeas (an algae very common on the Río de la Plata). I mixed it with other organic / abstract shapes organized over a hexagonic structure. I left the background as it was, because I love the colors that the passing of time leaves on the wall.”

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Pablo Harymbat AKA Gualicho “Hexagonario” Isla Maciel, Argentina. Nov, 2014. (photo © Gualicho)

Gualicho says he believes that this is a good “first step” toward encouraging people to take pride in the neighborhood and he has seen some positive developments in folks disposition since he started to paint. He also gives a lot of credit to that teacher.

“Gerardo Montes de Oca is an art teacher at the high school, which is a job that is not easy to do at all because of poverty, violence or difficult family situations and a high rate of absenteeism,” explains Gualicho. “In this context he decided to do something to change the place and organize an art festival “Pintó la isla” to bring life and beauty to this part of the city which is long forgotten by governments and politicians.”

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Pablo Harymbat AKA Gualicho. The port. Isla Maciel, Argentina. Nov, 2014. (photo © Gualicho)

Even though he says that Mr. Montes de Oca is not familiar with much of the “fancy urban art world” he was glad to participate and may come back to do another wall. “For me this was very inspiring because I found myself again with the roots of mural art: common people trying to do something to change their own environment.”

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Pablo Harymbat AKA Gualicho “Hexagonario” Isla Maciel, Argentina. Nov, 2014. (photo © Gualicho)

 

 

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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.27.14

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.27.14

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Tragedy is grabbing world headlines again and we can’t help but be swayed by it as the downed passenger aircraft in Ukraine smells of a lawless future and the international community seems rather helpless to address it meaningfully. Simultaneously the Israeli / Palestinian crises flares for the seemingly millionth time along with international opinion, a fire now fed with large helpings of social media oxygen, buffeted by various marches in the actual streets around the world and here in NYC.

Our banner today is a relatively new collage/painting currently on view in the Italian Cultural Institute of New York by the Street Artist BR1, who depicts the strife in somewhat cartoonish exaggerated simplicity, flattening the complexity of history with two dimensional caricature. Comments some made when we ran it a couple of weeks ago for the opening of the show (before the current events had begun) made it clear that even art about the conflict seems radioactive.

Our top image this week is an actual street piece from Icy & Sot and it brought more comments on Instagram than most other photos, so strong are people’s reactions to it. As far as the Ukraine/Russia news, we haven’t seen any Street Art about that – except maybe for that Billi Kid caricature of Putin as a cowboy earlier in the year but you couldn’t really say it is directly related.

With this pall of strife filling screens and streets right now its no wonder the one image below of Ewok’s wall full of discontented people was shared so many times on our FB Fan Page this week. “Hey these grumpy faces make me happy,” said one commenter.

So anyway, here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Art is Trash, Atom, BustArt, Cold World, E.L.K., Ewok, False, GG, Gualicho, Icy & Sot, Kuma, Myth, Osch, Otto Schade, Post No Selfie, QRST, Sean9Lugo, Sebs, Sexer, Topaz, UFO907, Unvale, Wing, and Zaria.

Top Image >> Icy & Sot (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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EWOK (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Sean9Lugo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Atom (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kuma . False (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Sebs (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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BustArt, Zaria and Osch AKA Otto Schade . Detail. New collaboration in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Bustart)

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BustArt, Zaria and Osch AKA Otto Schade . New collaboration in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Bustart)

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E.L.K. for The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The housing boom, now broke. Unvale. Bethlehem, PA (photo © Unvale)

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Wing (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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QRST (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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QRST (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Art Is Trash (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Sexer is thinking perhaps you have to hit people over the head with love. At The Bushwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Post No Selfie (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Cold World (and Chena, Lily, and Yusef as well). Not sure what this is about. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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UFO907 traced over UFO907 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Topaz (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Myth (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Gualicho from Buenos Aires likes to merge organic with mechanic, natural with industrial, offering cross sections and diagrams from his imagination. This abstraction of a fish and water is in downtown Warsaw, Poland. (photo © Gualicho)

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Gualicho for Monumental Arts. Gdansk, Poland. (photo © Gualicho)

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GG spearing dinner for a nice fish barbecue. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. East River, NYC. July 2014 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

 

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Graffitimundo Presents: “The Talking Walls Of Buenos Aires” (Washington, DC)

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Graffitimundo presents the group exhibition “The Talking Walls of Buenos Aires”. Opening Saturday, July 13th at The Fridge in Washington DC. This will be the first time Argentina’s unique urban art culture has been presented in the US.

Urban art in Buenos Aires reflects the city’s turbulent history and rich cultural heritage. Throughout the last century the city walls have been extensively painted by artists, activists, political groups and the public and have become an established and dynamic channel for expression.

During the last two decades several different artistic styles have developed. The devastating Argentine economic crisis of 2001 created a generation of young artists determined to take to the streets and reclaim their city. As they collaborated in a spirit of solidarity a new and distinctive visual language began to emerge.

“The Talking Walls of Buenos Aires” features mural art and original artworks from leading Argentine artists and art collectives, as well as video works and historical and contemporary photography portraying the urban landscape of Buenos Aires and seminal moments in the country’s history.

The exhibition celebrates a form of expression rooted in activism and a desire to transform public space, and in the process challenges conventional views on what graffiti is, what street art represents, who creates it, and why.

Artists

Buenos Aires Stencil / Cabaio / Chu / Defi / DobleG / Ever / Fede Minuchin / Gualicho / Jaz / Malatesta / Mart / Pastel / Pedro Perelman / Poeta / Prensa La Libertad / Pum Pum / Roma / Sam / Stencil Land / Sonni / Tec / Tester

Event information

The “Talking Walls of Buenos Aires” will open at 6pm on July 13th 2013 at The Fridge, 516 1/2 8th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

 

http://graffitimundo.com/events/the-talking-walls-buenos-aires-fridge/

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Graffitimundo Presents: “The Talking Walls of Buenos Aires” (London, UK)

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Graffitimundo is proud to present “The Talking Walls of Buenos Aires”. Opening September 6th at Londonewcastle Project Space, the exhibition explores Argentina’s unique culture of urban art.

Urban art in Buenos Aires reflects the city’s turbulent history and rich cultural heritage. Throughout the last century the city walls have been extensively painted, by artists, activists, political groups and the public, making the city walls of Buenos Aires an established and dynamic channel for expression.

During the last two decades several different artistic styles have developed. The devastating Argentine economic crisis of 2001 created a generation of young artists determined to take to the streets and reclaim their city. As they collaborated in a spirit of solidarity a new and distinctive visual language began to emerge.

“The Talking Walls of Buenos Aires” features mural art and original artworks from leading Argentine artists and art collectives, as well as video works and historical and contemporary photography portraying the urban landscape of Buenos Aires and seminal moments in the country’s history.

The exhibition celebrates a form of expression rooted in activism and a desire to transform public space, and in the process challenges conventional views on what graffiti is, what street art represents, who creates it, and why.

Artists:

Cabaio Stencil / Chu / Corona / Defi / Ever / Fede Minuchin / Gonzalo Dobleg / Gualicho / Jaz Malatesta / Nasa / Pastel / Pedro Perelman / Poeta / Prensa La Libertad / Pum Pum / Roma Stencil Land / Tec / Tester / Zumi

Event information

“The Talking Walls of Buenos Aires” will be held at Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DP
The exhibition opens to the public from 6pm-10pm on September 6th, 2012.
The gallery is free and open to the public daily from 12pm – 7pm, until September 13th, 2012.

(from the left: street painting by rundontwalk / silhouettes of the disappeared (ph. Mónica Hasenberg) / Artwork by Pedro Perelman)

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