“Not all people like Street Art and not everyone likes Mickey Mouse!” said street artist L7Matrix on his Instagram earlier this year, which may explain his collections of birds, tigers, even jellyfish realistically rendered, then exploded in colorful abstract.
His signature style is typically aviary
and it has taken him from Berlin to Brooklyn to LA to Talinn to Paris to the
Twitter office in his native Brazil to complete his attractive mural making for
clients and festivals.
Here we have his latest fresco
completed as part of the Wall Street Art festival in Grand Paris Sud. Organizer
Gaultier Jourdain tells us that this is the first urban fresco completed in
this southern French town of Moissy-Cramayel.
“He chose a bird from the region,” Gaultier
tells us. “The Bergeronnette (wagtail) is a small bird whose plumage is always
grey, black and white.”
Of course he expanded the color
palette, and now the name of this piece is called “La Bergeronnette
In April the Museum of Fine Arts of Murcia (Mubam) in Southeastern Spain mounted an exhibition gathering 85 artists from 23 countries entitled ‘Urban Art: from the street to the museum’. Among the artists include Blek Le Rat, Blade, Cope2, Shepard Fairey, Vinz, Vhils, London Police, Futura, JonOne, Bordalo II, Dran, even Cornbread – who is credited by many as having lit the fire under graffiti in Philadelphia in the late 1960s.
Outside, where this scene originated, the museum also created an exhibition of many current practitioners in the areas of graffiti, Street Art, and mural making in different locations in the city of Murcia – including names like Kobra, L7M, Callizo, Lily Brik, and Dale Grimshaw.
Here are a few examples of new works in the streets for the Murcia Street Art Project as captured by photographer Lluis Olive Bulbena especially for BSA readers.