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Dulk Illustrates Out on a Limb in Rome

Dulk Illustrates Out on a Limb in Rome

Antonio Segura Donat, aka Dulk is an illustrator and graphic designer from Valencia, Spain who is now also known in many cities for his painting in the street. Since copying images in encyclopedias as a kid, he continues to love drawing and painting animals, exaggerating their features and personalities to tell fantastical stories. While he is part of a graffiti crew called Wildcans and he did some writing for a while as a teen, he remains more committed to his work as an illustrator these days.

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Dulk at work. (photo © @blindeyefactory)

Dolk says he says he “enjoys creating characters and stories based on his own dreams and everyday events, mixing fact and fiction, with a touch of pop surrealism,” according to his bio, and with these kind of skills you can easily imagine how Dulk will be doing a children’s book one of these days, as it appears that his work originates with a childlike imagination. In fact he and his brother illustrated a book based in Brussels a few years ago that gives a better idea of his small-scale drawing talent.

Here you can see Dulk’s initial outlines on the wall before his inhabits them with color and volume. The new wall is part of “Street Heart,” a project sponsored by the 5th Municipality of Rome, curated by Marta Gargiulo and Varsi Gallery along with Massimo Scrocca and Marco Gallotta.

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Dulk at work. (photo © @blindeyefactory)

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Dulk at work. (photo © @blindeyefactory)

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Dulk at work. (photo © @blindeyefactory)

 

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Etnik’s Geometric Forms Popping Off in Rome

Etnik’s Geometric Forms Popping Off in Rome

Furthering his examination of geometric forms interacting in a multi-dimensional field, Etnik creates this new mural in a Roman neighborhood in full view from your terrace. The cube forms emanate forward from a central gravity mass toward the viewer, popping off the enormous sky-blue canvas.

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Etnik. Street Heart. Rome. April 2015. (photo © Blind Eye Factory)

The wall is part of a project sponsored by the 5th Municipality of Rome Capital, on a building at Via Bartolomeo Perestrello. Initiated by a gallery in Tor Pignattara, be sure to check out the video of Etni in action at the end of the post.The “Street Heart” project is curated by Marta Gargiulo and Varsi gallery along with Massimo Scrocca and Marco Gallotta.

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Etnik. Street Heart. Rome. April 2015. (photo © Blind Eye Factory)

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Etnik. Street Heart. Rome. April 2015. (photo © Blind Eye Factory)

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Etnik. Street Heart. Rome. April 2015. (photo © Blind Eye Factory)

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Etnik. Street Heart. Rome. April 2015. (photo © Blind Eye Factory)

 

 

Etnik in Rome from Blindeye Factory

 

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Hitnes Hits Piazza San Basilio for SANBA in Italy

Hitnes Hits Piazza San Basilio for SANBA in Italy

Sanba is a program engaging the built public environment of suburban Rome with the aesthetics of the modern Street Art and muralism movement. For the last two years under the curation of Simone Pallotta, Sanba has found new locations for painting in the public sphere and engage in the cultural and civic building senses as well, with a goal toward engaging community. The large facades painted by international artists are not just a “Street Art event”, hopefully, says Pallota.  “The murals are a light bulb, a figurative outpost to a daily commitment made of culture and participation,” he says.

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Hitnes (photo © Blind Eye Factory)

Here are five huge walls facing a public square that long ago began its decline. The artist Hitnes created works that would engage the neighbors, including young and old, to stand together and discuss the works – in effect bringing the outside space alive rather than simply one you pass through.

“The animals and the plants of his work live with the colors of the buildings, pink shades of an old red that is there from the 1950s. Animals, both terrestrial and marine, are hovering and flying all around the  trees with thin trunk, the marine pines that cover the neighborhood and that Hitnes uses to contextualize his work,” says Pallotta.

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Hitnes (photo © Blind Eye Factory)

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Hitnes (photo © Blind Eye Factory)

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Hitnes (photo © Blind Eye Factory)

To learn more about SANBA Walls please click HERE

 

 

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“Big City Life Rome” Part II

“Big City Life Rome” Part II

An update to the “Big City Life Rome” posting in February, here are the remaining murals in the neighborhood of Tomarancia. Produced and curated by 999Contemporary Gallery, these March walls are of equal size and dimension as the previous ones, bringing to mind the swatches of cloth sometimes used to create a quilt. Included here is new work from Caratoes, Jericho, Matteo Basile, Danilo Bucchi, SatOne, Pantonio, and Clemens Bher. The international group of artists have diverse styles, but the quality is high!

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Jerico (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Jerico (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Jerico (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Caratoes (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Caratoes (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Caratoes (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Matteo Basile (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Matteo Basile'(photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Matteo Basile does a red faced portrait of Ai Weiwei (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Danilo Bucchi (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Danilo Bucchi (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Danilo Bucchi (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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SatOne (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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SatOne (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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SatOne (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Pantonio (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Pantonio (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Pantonio (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Clemens Bher (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Clemens Bher (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Clemens Bher (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

Click here to see our Part I of the coverage.

We wish to thank Stefano Antonelli at 999Contemporay for his diligence on getting us the material to make this article possible. To see all the completed walls and more details on the project and the participating artists click HERE.

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“Big City Life Rome” Exclusive Shots of All the Walls

“Big City Life Rome” Exclusive Shots of All the Walls

The first thing you’ll notice is that all the walls are the same size. For “Big City Life Rome” all of the artists were given equally large walls for their murals, which is good because you avoid fights that way. We have seen a few festivals where there are heated discussions about which artists have what walls, how large or small they are, and where they are located. This sort of uniformity is rather unique in that way.

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Seth (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

The second thing you may notice is that there are only men here. Even the children in photos on the website are male. There may be a couple of females on the Street Art scene here, but this is a male dominated game in Rome.

“Big City Life Rome” brings some of the names you are familiar with, and undoubtedly one or two of your favorites are represented here. Given the similar generous scale of the walls the artists have it is easier to make comparisons between the geometric minimalism of Moneyless, the calligraphic pulsating patterning of Domenico Romeo, and the metaphoric wrestling musclemen of Jaz. Each of these artists has a distinct voice and seeing them revealed over a the period of 7 week festival provides  you ample opportunity to appreciate them individually and as a group.

Our very special thanks to Stefano S. Antonelli, who curated this show for the 999 Contemporary Gallery, for sharing these exclusive images with BSA readers.

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Seth (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Seth (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Seth (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Seth (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Gaia (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Gaia (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Gaia (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Gaia (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Domenico Romeo (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Domenico Romeo (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Domenico Romeo (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Moneyless (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Moneyless (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Moneyless (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Alberonero (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Alberonero (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Alberonero (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Diamond (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Diamond (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Diamond (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Jaz (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Jaz (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Jaz (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Mr. Klevra (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Mr. Klevra (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Mr. Klevra (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Philippe Baudelocquebig (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Philippe Baudelocquebig tracing the hand of his muse. (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Philippe Baudelocquebig (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Philippe Baudelocquebig (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Reka (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Reka (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Reka (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Lek . Sowat (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Lek . Sowat (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

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Lek. Sowat. “Veni, Vidi, Vinci”  (photo courtesy © 999 Contemporary Gallery)

 

 

 

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ROA TOWERS : New Shots from UK, Belgium, Sweden, Mexico, Germany, Italy and the US

ROA TOWERS : New Shots from UK, Belgium, Sweden, Mexico, Germany, Italy and the US

We’re back with a slew of new ROA pieces as he continues to share the absolute best images with BSA readers while traveling around the globe. The Belgian street artist, who we refer to as an Urban Naturalist, continues his astounding world tour at a pace that few Street Artists can sustain. Right now he in Hawaii for Pow! Wow! but will soon be in New York for what we hear will be a rather amazing solo gallery show.

The prolific painter has so many fresh images for you that ROA is getting two days of postings on BSA this week. Today we go to London (UK), Werchter (Belgium), Bromölla and Nassjo in Sweden, Queretaro (Mexico), Schmalkalden (Germany), Rome (Italy), Lexington, Kentucky(US), and Las Vegas, Nevada (US). Accompanying some of the images is commentary from ROA about the experience, the context in which he created the pieces and the relevance of the subjects he chose to depict.

Werchter (Belgium)

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ROA. Werchter, Belgium. North West Walls. 2014 (photo © ROA)

As is often the case, ROA raises consciousness about the deleterious effects our everyday selfishness causes for the animal world, who we crow so loudly that we care about. While ROA could stay with comfortable subjects, he has demonstrated a long lasting dedication to the plight of animals that few social activists doing work on the street can sustain or have the stomach for. Coupled with the ceaseless dedication to honing his craft over the last few years, sometimes the result is so monumental that your jaw drops open.

This container construction is a permanent installation for NORTHWESTWALLS in Werchter, Belgium. He explains how he arrived at the subject when he was given this massive sculpture of shipping containers as canvas. “Thinking about this situation and the given element of the containers, my thoughts were directly connected to freight and legal and illegal animal trafficking of exotic animals: a questionable practice,” he says.

“Illegal trafficking is an ongoing crime and we all know to what it can lead, however in the context of legal trafficking I was thinking about how the colonies exported exotic animals in poor conditions to show in Victorian zoos. I also thought about the ironic repercussions of zoos today: how they export animals for breeding programs and how some species only exist in captivity anymore, which is a paradox. So this is how I got the idea to use the containers as cages and instead of using native animals, it became a pile of exotic animals.”

Schmalkalden (Germany)

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ROA. Schmalkalden, Germany. WallCome Festival. 2014 (photo © ROA)

ROA chose this bat as his entry in the WallCome Festival in Schmalkalden.

Sweden (Bromölla and Nassjo)

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ROA. Nassjo, Sweden. Nassjo Kommun. 2014 (photo © ROA)

“I took the train to Nassjo, where Nassjo Kommun invited me to paint a bird on the rooftop,” says ROA.

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ROA. Tyrannosaurus. Bromölla, Sweden. 2014 (photo © ROA)

“Malverket (the building) is a part of a ceramic factory that makes huge insulators, located in Bromölla, in South Sweden. ‘Bromölla boasts remains from the Stone Age, and even some findings of dinosaurs‘,” he says, quoting the WikiPedia page I painted a tyrannosaurus. Teresa and Jonathan invited me, and I do know you already shown the reportage of Henrik Haven, thank you for that! That was great.

London

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ROA. Shrew in Dulwich, London 2014 (photo © ROA)

“The London shrew in Dulwich,” he tells us, is actually a depiction of a shrew is stuck into a jar. “It happens a lot in nature that shrews crawl into empty beer bottles and can’t get out because of the slippery/smooth bottle end… they die and the rotten smell attrack other shrews to check out the bottle and on tier turn they become trapped in the bottle.”

ROA thanks Ingrid Beazley from the Dulwich Picture Gallery who invited him over to paint the Dulwich wall.

 

 

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ROA. Flea. London 2014 (photo © ROA)

“Another local animal from London, the flea,” says ROA.

Lexington, Kentucky, USA

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ROA. Lexington, KY. 2014 (photo © ROA)

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ROA. Lexington, KY. 2014 (photo © ROA)

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ROA. Lexington, KY. 2014 (photo © ROA)

“I also painted in the Bourbon Distillery District,” says ROA of his trip to Kentucky for the PHBTN Festival, “where I painted a chicken wing (as in Kentucky Fried…).”

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ROA. Lexington, KY. 2014 (photo © ROA)

ROME, Italy

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ROA. Rome, Italy. 2014 (photo © Lorenzo Gallito/BlindEyeFactory.com)

You may recall we did a previous posting on this bear piece when ROA first completed it.

ROA and An Orphaned Bear in Rome

Queretaro, Mexico

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ROA. Queretaro, Mexico. 2014 (photo © ROA)

ROA did a number of paintings of animals local to the area while in Queretaro for the Board Dripper Festival, which celebrated its fifth year in September. ROA would like to says thanks to Isauro for the hospitality.

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ROA. Queretaro, Mexico. 2014 (photo © ROA)

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ROA. Queretaro, Mexico. 2014 (photo © ROA)

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ROA. Queretaro, Mexico. 2014 (photo © ROA)

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ROA. Queretaro, Mexico. 2014 (photo © ROA)

Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)

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ROA. Las Vegas, Nevada. 2014 (photo © ROA)

ROA painted this horned lizard for the Life is Beautiful festival, and he extends his thanks to Rom and Charlotte.

 

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BSA Images Of The Week: 02.15.15

BSA Images Of The Week: 02.15.15

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Winter has been beating New York with a stick this week, but there’s still new Street Art going up – you just might miss it because you are rushing home to get warm. Also we have a smattering of shots from other cities this week to give you an idea of what’s up.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Bifido, Bradley Theodore, BustArt, Claudio Ethos, Clet, Gore-B, GumShoe, Jilly Ballistic, Li-Hill, Mark Samsonovich, Mr. One Teas, Paul Insect and SeeTf.

Top Image >> Mark Samsonovich with an acute observation on this Valentine’s weekend. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mark Samsonovich (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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This GoreB may be 10 years old, but we just saw it for the first time. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Li-Hill has a new mural in Los Angeles, CA. Detail. (photo © Li-Hill)

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Li-Hill. Los Angeles. CA. (photo © Li-Hill)

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Paul Insect (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Bust Art at work on his new installation in Paris. (photo © BustArt)

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BustArt completed installation in Paris. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“This time Winnie the Pooh is taking his crew to the streets and claim a new graffiti area” says the artist.

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BustArt. Detail. Paris. (photo © BustArt)

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Mr. One Teas and Mickey are painting McDonalds with a wide brush (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Oops, my hat! Dang this wind! Claudio Ethos new piece in Rio De Janeiro, Brasil. (photo © ETHOS)

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CLET (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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CLET (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jilly Ballistic got the guillotine treatment. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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What do you want to be when you grow up. There are number of options. Bifido’s new installation in Rome, Italy. (photo © Bifido)

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Bradley Theodore (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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This hot busty blond aerosol piece by SeeTf is melting the snow. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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GumShoe (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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“My Calvins” Manhattan, NYC. February 2015. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

 

 

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Sten & Lex in Rome for “Matrici Distrutte”

Sten & Lex in Rome for “Matrici Distrutte”

Delving into the esoteric, nearly conceptual milieu of Street Art, Sten Lex (previous Sten & Lex) are best known for their systemically/randomly destroyed enormous black and white photographic portraits. Using a stencil technique we are pretty sure they pioneered, they have used the physicality of the discarded pieces of stencil for years, partially pealed and left to hang and blow in the breeze, still attached to the “finished” piece.

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Sten Lex. Rome, Italy. (photo © Giorgio Coen Cagli)

In one further experimentation with technique along the journey to a final work, the Italian duo open a new show at Wunderkammern tonight in Rome entitled Matrici Distrutte (Destroyed Matrices).  To prepare they have done a few installations in the city that may or may not be recognizable on the street as deliberate pieces of art, further burrowing their process into pattern, texture. In this case, the matrix of their stencil is destroyed, as is your expectation of simple representational imagery. To further understand the direction these new works are going, we are looking forward to reading the critical essay for the show, written by Samantha Longhi of Graffiti Art magazine.

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Sten Lex. Rome, Italy. (photo © Giorgio Coen Cagli)

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Sten Lex. Rome, Italy. (photo © Giorgio Coen Cagli)

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Sten Lex. Rome, Italy. (photo © Giorgio Coen Cagli)

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Sten Lex. Rome, Italy. (photo © Giorgio Coen Cagli)

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Sten Lex. Rome, Italy. (photo © Giorgio Coen Cagli)

 

Sten Lex exhibition “Matrici Distrutte” opens today at Wunderkammern Gallery in Rome. Click HERE for details.

 

 

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BSA Film Friday: 01.09.15

BSA Film Friday: 01.09.15

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

Now screening :

1. ROME in the Street and the Gallery by Dioniso Punk
2. Hendrik Beikirch (ECB): East Harbor in the Netherlands
3. Michael Beerens – “Master”
4. “Art As A Weapon” Trailer

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BSA Special Feature: ROME in the Street and the Gallery by Dioniso Punk

The punk rock connection to graffiti is as strong as any subculture’s – or of any people who feel marginalized in effect or practice by the dominant culture preventing their voice. The narrative that graffiti belongs exclusively to Hip Hop has been posited and disproved over time; as Jesus said, “Graffitti belongs to everyone.” *

Modern French academics and intellectuals have celebrated graffiti and Street Art by way of political protest at least since the late 1960s and early 70s, first with the Situationists and later with the aesthetics and artistry of people like Ernest Pignon-Ernest and Gérard Zlotykamien.

In “Street & Gallery” we see that the need for expression, illegal and otherwise, is as urgent as ever in the Street Art scene in Rome today and for many it is a means to express opinions and philosophies that they hope will in turn push greater society forward in some way. For others it is simply to fight the stagnation.

Billed as an “unofficial video” by Dioniso Punk, the short documentary takes you into the kitchen and studio and gallery and street as a variety of artists, academics, vegetable vendors and philosophers narrate the pragmatic and the existential. Call it activism, call it a yearning for freedom, call it being generally pissed off at institutional inertia – the spirit of graffiti and it’s multiple urban art corollaries will not die. Either will arena rock and roll, despite early punk’s best wishes.

Interesting to note that the globalization of capital has not globalized all banks accounts and has thrust the xenophobia of the Italian middle class into a harsh light here, as it has elsewhere in so-called developed countries. Here we see a modern Italy struggling with ideological self-beliefs about justice and equality and wondering how they apply to a new immigrant class who has no interest in their cogitations. Moving from the educated class studio environment, the trained artist suddenly finds a social/political role, and for the first time perhaps contemplates it. Meanwhile, many in the street have never seen the inside of a studio and have a slightly different take on the state of things. Let the conversation continue.

 

Support was also provided by Maam – Museo dell’Altro e dell’Altrove di Metropoliz, Dorothy Circus Gallery, M.U.Ro. – Museo Urban di Roma, Sacripante Gallery, SMAC – Segni Mutanti.
 
A nod to the artists whose work is shown in the video, including Nicola “Nic” Alessandrini, Jim Avignon, Gary Baseman, Mister Thoms, Eduardo Kobra, David “Diavù” Vecchiato, Veronica Montanino, Stefania Fabrizi, Danilo Bucchi, Mauro Maugliani, Ron English, Beau Stanton, Mr. Klevra, Finbarr “Fin” DAC, Omino71, David Pompili, Ray Caesar, Afarin Sajedi, Kathie Olivas, Pablo Mesa Capella e Gonzalo Orquìn, Massimo Attardi, Gian Maria Tosatti, Malo Farfan, Franco Losvizzero, Davide Dormino, Alessandro Ferraro, Mauro Cuppone, Leonardo “Leo” Morichetti, Mauro Sgarbi, Gio Pistone, Zelda Bomba, Micaela Lattanzio, HOPNN, Massimo Iezzi, Sabrina Dan, Jago, Giovanna Ranaldi, Santino Drago, Alessandro Sardella, Fabio Mariani, Marco Casolino, Veks Van Hillik, Hogre, Dilkabear, Lucamaleonte, Diamond, Alice Pasquini, Paolo Petrangeli.

Hendrik Beikirch: East Harbor in the Netherlands

Hendrik Beikirch traveled to Heerlen in the Netherlands to paint a new mural over three and a half days. Organized by Heerlen Murals, the wizened, troubled subject adds to the series of images ECB has been creating across many walls in the last handful of years.

 

Michael Beerens – “Master”

 Last summer the Frenchman Beerens took a trip out into the mountains and created a piece on a a small abandoned building. Ah, summer, come thou near…

 

“Art As A Weapon” Trailer

From Breadtruck Films, the new documentary focuses on a school in Myanmar (Burma) that teaches street art as a form of non-violent struggle. Street Artists Shepard Fairey and JR figure into the story, as does the military, art as a weapon, and art as a tool for revolution.

 

* Quote from Jesus Cordero, aerosol sales associate at Near Miss Hardware store in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

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Tellas and G Loois Popping Off in Rome (VIDEO)

Tellas and G Loois Popping Off in Rome (VIDEO)

From the folks at Tost Films we have today a new abstract mural on the facade of a home of social and political activism in Italy’s capitale. With rollers and brushes of impressionist layers of thin tints followed by purposeful patterning and drippy detailing TELLAS x GLOOIS daub and doodle their illustration as it rotates and busts apart across the entryway of the atelier. It’s a levitating metaphor with infinite energy, but we can’t say for sure what it all means. Sorry. Looks good though.

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Tellas . G Loois. Rome. (photo © Lorenzo Gallito/BlindEyeFactory.com)

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Tellas . G Loois. Rome. (photo © Lorenzo Gallito/BlindEyeFactory.com)

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Tellas . G Loois. Rome. (photo © Giorgio Base/BlindEyeFactory.com)

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Tellas . G Loois. Rome. (photo © Giorgio Base/BlindEyeFactory.com)

 

 

BSA thanks Lorenzo and Giorgio at BlindEyeFactory.com for their support and collaboration throughout 2014. We expect to bring more of their outstanding work for your pleasure in 2015.
 
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BSA’s Piece on “Submerged Motherlands” Acclaimed for Year

BSA’s Piece on “Submerged Motherlands” Acclaimed for Year

BSA with Swoon at Brooklyn Museum Sited by Huff Post Editors as Proud Moment of 2014

We’re very pleased and thankful to be included in this short list chosen by the editors of Huffington Post Arts & Culture as a story they are most proud of publishing last year.

In her introduction to the list, editor Katherine Brooks writes:

“It turns out, 365 days is hard to summarize in anything but a laundry list of seemingly disparate phenomena, filled with the good — woman-centric street art, rising Detroit art scenes, spotlights on unseen American art– and the bad less than good — holiday butt plugs, punching bags by Monet, Koonsmania. But, as a New Year dawns, we found ourselves just wanting to focus on the things that made us beam with pride in 2014. So we made a list of those things, a list of the pieces we’re proud of.”

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Describing why we thought this was an important story for us we wrote:

“We loved a lot of stories this year, but this hometown Brooklyn one about a street artist with humanity mounting her first solo major museum exhibition was a special turning point — and an astounding success. For us street art is a conversation, a continuum of expression, and Swoon is always a part of it. From following her street career to her transition to international fame to witnessing this exhibition coming to fruition in person in the months leading up to the Brooklyn Museum show, it is easy to understand why Swoon still remains a crucial part of the amazing street art scene and continues to set a standard.”

-Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington, HuffPost Arts&Culture bloggers and co-founders of Brooklyn Street Art

In fact, we wrote 48 articles that were published on the Huffington Post in 2014, and as a collection we hope they further elucidate the vast and meaningful impact that the Street Art / graffiti / urban art movement continues to have on our culture, our public space, and our arts institutions.

Together that collection of articles published by BSA on Huffpost in ’14 spanned the globe including stories from Malaysia, Poland, Spain, France, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, New York, Arizona, The Navajo Nation, Philadelphia, Sweden, Istanbul, New Jersey, Lisbon, The Gambia, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Rome, India, Italy, Delhi (India), Montreal, San Francisco, London, Coachella, Chicago, Kabul (Afghanistan), and Kiev (Ukraine).

Here on BSA we published another 320 postings (more or less).

We thank you for allowing us to share these inspirational and educational stories with you and we are honored to be able to continue the conversation with artists, art fans, collectors, curators, academics, gallerists, museums, and arts institutions. Our passion for Street Art and related movements is only superceded by our love for the creative spirit, and we are happy whenever we encounter it.

Our published articles on HuffPost in 2014, beginning with the most recent:

 

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BSA Images Of The Week: 11.23.14

BSA Images Of The Week: 11.23.14

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Starting to think about what we are thankful for this week as we approach Thanksgiving. So many of our neighbors here in New York are going to be truly thankful that immigration reform, the first in about 28 years, will begin to protect many families and workers from the threat of arrest and being torn apart. For those doing the math, we are talking about probably hundreds of thousands of our neighbors who are sleeping tonight a little better, even if the economy is still pressing people down. “It’s fair to say that we have never seen anything quite like this before in terms of the scale,” said Peter J. Spiro, a Temple University law professor in a Times piece.

Meanwhile, we’re seeing new artists pop up on the Street Art scene, and witnessing some voices getting stronger. Honestly, with the everchanging feast on the streets, you can never get bored in New York. Actually that is still against the law as far as we know – getting bored in NYC.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring 2 Face, Icy & Sot, JB Rock, Jerk Face, L’Atlas, LUC, Madame Moustache, Nénão, Nerr, Rita MacDonald, Specter, SPQR, Stikman, Trap, Zed1.

Top Image >> Nénão (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Zed1. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Zed1 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Icy & Sot created a memorial/tribute to their friends who fell victims to gun violence a year ago. The Buschwick Collective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Rita MacDonald for Domino Walls 2014. Detail/Reflection. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Rita MacDonald (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Specter. Ad/phone booth take over. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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JB Rock/SPQR stirring up the pot in Sicily, Italy with this image by Shepard Fairey and signature from Banksy. (photo © JB Rock)

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JB Rock new work in Sicily, Italy. (photo © JB Rock)

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LUC. Talkin’ ’bout nuns. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

Speaking of nuns, have you seen this remake of Like a Virgin by Sister Christina in Rome?  Indeed!


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The French Street Artist Madame Moustache left some of her quirky collage drawings wheatpasted around town. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Madame Moustache (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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2 Face. The faux fence was done by an unknown artist. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Trap (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Nerr . WUFC Crew (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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This piece is a collage made with yarn and shredded fabric depicting a winged creature by an unknown artist. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Stikman (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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L’Atlas at work on his new mural in Rome, Italy in collaboration with Wunderkammern Gallery for his solo exhibition. (photo © Giorgio Coen Cagli)

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L’Atlas at work on his new mural in Rome, Italy in collaboration with Wunderkammern Gallery and his solo exhibition. (photo © Giorgio Coen Cagli)

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Jerk Face (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. From the series American Playground. NYC. 2014. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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