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Blanco Freezes Street Art to Wall in Mongolia at -25 Degrees

Blanco Freezes Street Art to Wall in Mongolia at -25 Degrees

New Yorkers are now complaining bitterly about the cold January weather because, well, it’s our job. In a city where opinions collide into each other daily about all topics like bumper cars at Coney Island, you can always get someone to complain about the weather, no matter the season.

Brooklyn native and Street Artist Blanco has you all beat with his first installation on a wall that uses only water – because that’s the only thing that works when the temperature is -25 degrees fahrenheit.

“Its currently -20F outside my ger,” he says as he refers to the house he is staying in as he talks to us from the the frigid lands he is visiting for a while. “The overnight low is expected to be -36F and this isn’t even bad yet.” Okay we get the point, sounds disgusting.

So what about that new wheat-paste he just made of his friend Nandia?

“Nandia”, Blanco in Mongolia (photo © Patrick Findler)

“Last week I did that experiment where you throw boiling water up in the air and it didn’t hit the ground because it froze into an icy mist in mid-air. It has not been above freezing here for about two months and it wont be above freezing again for a couple more,” he says.

“This makes it almost impossible to wheat-paste anything for about 4 months of the year. The paste will freeze to the surface of a wall before you can even get the paper on it. I have a couple pieces waiting for the spring. But I decided to try something new.”

“On New Years Day I froze a piece to a door using water instead of paste. It should stay there for a couple months until the thaw sets in. The climate will dictate the lifespan,” describes Blanco. Let us know when the crocuses are popping up and maybe we’ll come and take a look.

“Nandia”, Blanco in Mongolia (photo © Patrick Findler)

“Nandia”, Blanco in Mongolia (photo © Patrick Findler)

“Nandia”, Blanco in Mongolia (photo © Patrick Findler)

“Nandia”, Blanco in Mongolia (photo © Patrick Findler)

 

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BSA Covers the Globe, Top Stories with HuffPost in ’12

BSA is not just Brooklyn, you know. Last year we brought you new Street Art from Atlanta, Arizona, Baltimore, Berlin, Boston, Bronx, Brooklyn, Brisbane, Bristol, Costa Rica, Chicago, China, Dominican Republic, The Gambia, Guatemala, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Istanbul, Italy, Jamaica, Johannesburg, Kenya, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Miami, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Norway, NYC, Palestine, Panama, Paris, Perth, Queens, Reno, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, and Trinidad. And that is a partial, incomplete list. Remember that the next time someone says we cover just Brooklyn and New York. Not quite.

Also while we were surveying what we did in 2012, we were curious to see which were the top stories we covered for the Huffington Post, measured by hits, social sharing, and emails sent to us. Here are the top stories you liked the most of the 44 we cross-published with Huffington Post Arts & Culture in 2012. (A complete list at the end of the posting)

Baltimore Opens Its Walls To Street Art

 

MOMO. Open Walls Baltimore 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Atlanta Hosts First All Female Street Art Conference 

Neuzz (photo © Wil Hughes)

OS Gemeos And “The Giant Of Boston” 

Os Gemeos “The Giant of Boston” at the Rose Kennedy Greenway at Dewey Square, Boston. This side of the van was with Graffiti Artist Rize. (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

(VIDEO) 2012 Street Art Images of the Year from BSA 

Slideshow cover image of Vinz on the streets of Brooklyn (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mexico City: High Art in Thin Air

Escif (photo © courtesy of All City Canvas)

UFO Crashes at Brooklyn Academy of Music

UFO 907 and William Thomas Porter (photo © Jaime Rojo)

‘See No Evil’ in Bristol Brings Thousands to the Streets 

El Mac. (photo © Ian Cox 2012)

What’s New in Bushwick: A Quick Street Art Survey 

QRST in the wild. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Sex In The City: Street Art That is NSFW

Anthony Lister in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

NUART 2012: International Street Art Catalysts in Norway 

Ben Eine (photo © Ian Cox)

Springtime in Paris : Une Petite Revue of New Street Art

David Shillinglaw and Ben Slow (photo © Sandra Hoj)

Pulling Strings in Berlin; “Heinrich” The Public Marionette

Various & Gould “Heinrich” (photo © Lucky Cat)

“Poorhouse for the Rich” Revitalized by the Arts

Adam Parker Smith. “I Lost Of My Money In The Great Depression And All I Got Was This Room”, 2012. Installation in progress in collaboration with Wave Hill. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Here is the complete list of BSA / Huffington Post pieces for 2012

 

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Brooklyn-Mongolia Mashup : Faile Sprays with Locals in Ulaanbaatar

BSA Exclusive Photos of Faile Stenciling in Mongolia and “The Wolf Within”

By way of cultural exchange, the Brooklyn street art/fine art collective known as Faile have just collaborated with artists in Mongolia to create new street works and a huge public sculpture for one of it’s largest parks.

Faile. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 2012. (photo courtesy © Tiger Translate)

Invited by the Tiger Translate Festival in Ulaanbaatar, Faile provided the framework of a custom stencil of a girl and a skateboard while 8 local artists completed them on the walls of an arched passageway in the university district. Artists had been chosen by the National Arts Council and some other local artists are part of ROAAD crew, Mongolia’s first street art crew. Below are exclusive images of those pieces as well as some of Faile taking field trips to put up some other stencils around the city.

Faile. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 2012. (photo courtesy © Tiger Translate)

A separate collaborative project culminated in the creation of a 5 meter high public sculpture called “Wolf Within”. Originally conceived as an illustration by Faile during the worldwide financial crash/crises of ’08, the image symbolized the unsustainability of the ever-growing bull market. Now in 2012 as Mongolia is said to be the part of the worlds fasted growing economy, the uneasy alliance between it’s past and future with a male figure cloaked in a wolf pelt and two-piece suit crying out in anguish or exhasperation.

Faile and a local artist adding pattern to girl’s dress. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 2012. (photo courtesy © Tiger Translate)

Working with a local sculptor and craftsman named Batmunkh over a period of months, Faile was able to realize their drawing as sculpture and last week the fiberglass “Wolf Within” was unveiled as a permanent installation at the National Garden Park, a new 1,650 acre project in the heart of Ulaanbaatar.  With the stencil and sculpture projects completed, Faile and Tiger Translate are hoping to encourage and give exposure to some of the best emerging creative talents across Asia.

Faile. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 2012. (photo courtesy © Tiger Translate)

While the Street Art practice of cutting and spraying stencils is still kind of new to Mongolia, the history and culture of creativity of the country is very rich. To us it’s yet another example of the global fascination with Street Art culture that continues to take root and expand, with the rapid dissemination of ideas and a personal connection to art-making in the public sphere. Cross-cultural creative collaborations like these enliven young minds and all participants feel a strengthened connection to each other. “Everyone leaves changed from it,” says Faile of their experience with Tiger Translate and the artists

Both Faile and Tiger Translate acknowledge the help and contributions of all the artists and the Mongolian Arts Council.

Faile. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 2012. (photo courtesy © Tiger Translate)

Faile, Batmunkh, and the “Wolf Within” installed the new National Garden Park being built in   Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 2012. (photo courtesy © Tiger Translate)

The original Faile stencil that inspired the above sculpture.  Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 2012. (photo courtesy © Tiger Translate)

Faile putting up the stencil shown on the previous image, with photographer in tow.  Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 2012. (photo courtesy © Tiger Translate)

A Faile piece that also appeared on the streets of Brooklyn, here seen in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 2012. (photo courtesy © Tiger Translate)

A small cluster of fans and helpers accompanies Faile in this Brooklyn cultural exchange in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 2012. (photo courtesy © Tiger Translate)

Visit Tiger Translate for more information on their mission.

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Images of The Week 10.21.12

A lot of action on the street right now – people are in organized events, on commissioned walls and doing their own personal thang too.  Here’s our weekly interview with the street featuring Bast, Chris and Veng from Robots Will Kill, ECB, Faile, Jaye Moon, Jetsonorama, JM, Judith Supine, Meer Sau, Mr. Toll, ND’A, NoseGo, See One, and Stik.

Rhiannon was rejoicing on Friday night because she said she had not seen a live new Judith Supine since she moved to New York, so that’s cool. People have been texting and tweeting us about it since it appeared – it’s like it should have been accompanied by a chorus and some trumpets or something. Ladies and Gentlemen, Judith Supine. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Men, she smokes them like cigarettes. Judith Supine. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

ECB is in town and laying it down. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

ECB (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Stik gets points for placement in Bushwick Five Points (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jaye Moon has a gallery show right now with her other fine art called “Breaking the Code”. We can’t figure out what is says though. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Faile visited Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia recently and left a series of works. Street Artist Blanco is in Mongolia serving two years in the AmeriCorps and sent this photo in exclusive to BSA. Clearly it is a collaboration, and there are supposed to be more nearby. Anyone going to Ulaan Baatar soon? (photo © BLANCO)

JM is surrounded by some Cash4 tags here. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

JM. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

BAST (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jetsonorama at the Rez and in the kitchen. (photo © Jetsonorama)

Nosego at the Woodward Gallery Project Space. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Meer Sau in Salzburg, Austria merging stickers and stencils on a bus shelter. (photo © Meer Sau)

Veng and Chris of RWK at Centrifuge. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

ND’A and See One collaborated on this box truck in Brooklyn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A brand new sculpture by Mr. Toll. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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