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

Now screening :
1. PAREES FEST 2020 / Manolo Mesa / Video by Titi Muñoz. Homage to the porcelain factory of San Claudio
2. Traz by Stéphane_Koyama-Meyer: Global Warning – Mobiles
3. Cosplay for Pets? Cospets!

BSA Special Feature: Manolo Mesa and His Homage to a Porcelain Factory in San Claudio

With his new mural dedicated to the pottery of San Claudio, Manolo Mesa finds time for the forgotten stories that are hosted within the family china. A most unusual topic to feature at a mural festival, he brings the unique perspective of our relationship with the quotidian and elevates it to a public discussion here in Oviedo, Asturias for Parees Festival.

The video tells it with insight, letting you observe the artist at work, following his body language as he shoots his source images tells you all you need to know. He had wanted to paint this topic since got to see an abandoned pottery factory in San Claudio; deeply impacted by its ruins, its molds – like the pyramids.

Traveling here from Bilbao, Manolo arrived in Oviedo a few days early to educate himself about regional history through various collections of tableware in houses in this city.

He learned that the pottery factor had provided many jobs throughout this region with its molds, glazes, tracings, and hand-painted decorations in a time when popular painters from the area were counted on to represent in very collections. He found postwar pieces that were inherited and preserved and he saw the tableware of a lifetime preserved from the middle of the century.

The resulting mural speaks to our knowledge of our own everyday objects, their provenance, and their true significance in the culture.

PAREES FEST 2020 / Manolo Mesa / Video by Titi Muñoz. Homage to the porcelain factory of San Claudio

Traz by Stéphane_Koyama-Meyer: Global Warning – Mobiles

Not quite as common as aerosol and wheatpastes and stencils, the smartly placed sculpture on the street can leave a lasting impression. Somehow, even though they can be just as illegal as other works of street art, these pieces are often afforded a wider berth in the patience of the public and law enforcement, as if their extended permanence makes them somehow not vandalism. Maybe it’s the sense of commitment and the sheer physical effort required to create. Here is a closeup on the work process of text-lover Traz- a homemade sort of video without sound that catches him in the creative zone creating and installing his mobiles.

Cosplay for Pets? Cospets!

Undoubtedly you’ve been scratching your head and wondering what kind of costume your dog should wear to that upcoming Halloween party. Here are some outstanding sources of inspiration for theatrical and fashionable costumery for both cats and dogs from the designers who know their muse.

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Ceramics, Miniatures, and Molten Missives; Sudden Sculptures In The Street

Ceramics, Miniatures, and Molten Missives; Sudden Sculptures In The Street

Okay, you are not likely to find Michaelangelo’s Pietà or Bernini’s Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, but you will serendipitously discover ruddy-cheeked siren or a pointillist Whistler’s Daughter made of plastic beads or a molten chess set or a brutalist architectural model as you scan the surface of the modern city for sculpture.

NesPoon in Boras, Sweeden. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Easy to overlook as so much bumpy skin on the face of the metropolis, today’s street art sculptures have personality and drama and echoes of the “high art” that may be stuck on the other side of the wall, but here it is for everyone to enjoy. Or destroy. 

NesPoon in Leipzig, Germany. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Whether commercial or diagrammatic or exquisitely ornate, we always appreciate the added dimension that adds to what can be a rather flat “Street Art” scene sometimes – and an excellent entry point into the scene for your friend who is sight-impaired.

Here is a collection of small sculptures from Leipzig to Hong Kong to Moscow and Madrid for you to enjoy.

Unidentifed artist in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Traz in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
3 x 3 x 3 in Hong Kong. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
3 x 3 x 3 in Hong Kong. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vaka in Madrid. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lego Party in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in Moscow. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Berroer in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mesy in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Wolfi in Madrid. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mr. Joul in Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist in Madrid. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 12.01.19

BSA Images Of The Week: 12.01.19

Welcome December! Welcome final month of the decade!

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week with 1 Up Crew, Bergero, Dirt Cobain, Disturbanity, Goal, Felix Gephart, Konozco, Lego Party, Leonardi, Lik Mi, HOAC, LOL, Phetus, Rice, Traz, TWC Krew, and Yard5 Festival.

Rice (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dirt Cobain . Butterfly Mush (photo © Jaime Rojo)
LOL (photo © Jaime Rojo)
TRAZ (photo © Jaime Rojo)
HOACS (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Bergero (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Phetus (photo © Jaime Rojo)
TWC KREW (photo © Jaime Rojo)
1UP CREW (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Goal (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Felix Gephart with Disturbanity for Yard5 Festival at Urban Spree Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Konozco (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lego Party (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lik Mi (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Leonardi (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 02.14.16

BSA Images Of The Week: 02.14.16



It’s a February pile-on this week with dangerous sub-zero wind chills on the street, Valentine’s Day smashing into Presidents Day, a Brooklyn Jew winning the New Hampshire primary against a former female New York Senator, a sudden passing of a Supreme Court judge, a T-shirt to wear to El Chapo’s Brooklyn trial. Also Kanye West held a fashion show at MSG/dropped an album/played SNL and may need counseling, Swoon popped up in Forbes, large bus stop screens were taken over by Vermibus, Specter and Seiler, and Conde Nast announced that there’s an art scene in Brooklyn. Who knew?

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Air3, Bie MOG, City Kitty, Gabriel Specter, Jordan Seiler, London Kaye, Naomirag, Raul Ayala, and Traz.

Our top image: London Kaye is flooding the sidewalk with love crochet (photo © Jaime Rojo)


London Kaye (photo © Jaime Rojo)


London Kaye (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Raul Ayala in collaboration with Fernanda Espinosa for The Laundromat Project in Brooklyn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The above and below pieces are part of  Whose Street? Community Mural Project  for The Laundromat Project installed at the Know Waste Lands Garden in Bushwick.


Raul Ayala in collaboration with Fernanda Espinosa for The Laundromat Project in Brooklyn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Specter ad takeover in Manhattan. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Specter ad takeover in Manhattan. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Specter ad takeover in Manhattan. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Specter ad takeover in Manhattan. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Specter ad takeover in Manhattan. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


City Kitty (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Abe Lincoln by Bie MOG. This is a detail of a larger mural. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Martin Luther King by Air3. This is a part of a larger mural in Brooklyn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Jordan Seiler ad take over. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Jordan Seiler ad take over. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Jordan Seiler ad take over. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


TRAZ (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Paper Whites in El Barrio by Naomirag. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Hibiscus in El Barrio by Naomirag. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Untitled. Brooklyn, NY. February 2016. (photo © Jaime Rojo)



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“Hey, Wake Up”, this French Guy is Hanging Mobiles in the Street

“Hey, Wake Up”, this French Guy is Hanging Mobiles in the Street

A French graphic designer in love with typography, Traz has tried his hand in using the lexicon of graffiti, Street Art, illustration, and commercial art over the last few years.  His most recent experiment is suspended in the air, with rotating type hung from the eves in a mobile configuration in his hometown of Basel.

“Hey Wake Up,” would be an appropriate exhortation to many plodding zombies in the street who you see every morning on the way to your job (if you have one), marching forward in a generally sleep-like state.


TRAZ. Copenhagen. (photo © courtesy TRAZ)

“The intention of my Street Mobile project is to promote action, provoke thoughts, and motivate change!,” he says, and you can imagine the first change will be a sense of bewilderment by the passing viewer who sees these pieces slowly turning in the street. “I try to add a touch of life and poetry into the streets playing with movement, texture, color and letter-forms inspired on hand lettering an expressive style was developed and applied to the messages.”


TRAZ. Copenhagen. (photo © courtesy TRAZ)


TRAZ. Copenhagen. (photo © courtesy TRAZ)


TRAZ. Copenhagen. (photo © courtesy TRAZ)



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Fun Friday 02.11.11


Benjamin Lozovsky at WG Gallery


Let’s hear it for supporting your local talents, like photographer Ben Lozovsky, who’s been developing his own distinctive style and has his first show tonight. We love it when he does street art, but he’s also got an eye for architecture as sculpture.

WG Gallery is very proud to present the first solo exhibition of the photographic works by Benjamin Lozovsky.

Friday, February 11
WG Gallery
50-52 Dobbin Street (bet. Nassau + Norman)
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Shout out to Genia Gould!

“Casual Encounters”


“Drawing conveys the artist’s id and deepest subconscious” – That’s what the press release says. I’m thinking it’s mainly about everybody’s favorite topic. Check it out because it is cold outside peeps and you might find an instant valentine.

Mighty Tanaka present Casual Encounters, as we take a look at the humorous and otherwise ridiculous illustrations of what make us human. Featuring the artwork of Lauren Asta, Jac Atkinson, Abe Lincoln Jr., Rick Midler, Reginald Péan and RTTP, this show provides an off kilter version of life.

“Vivid Summit” Group Show at Pandemic Gallery This Saturday


More at Pandemic

RETNA Killed it Last Night. Just Sayin’

Bad cell phone pic – I’m sure there will be more online. Martha Cooper said he is shooting into the stratosphere and if you saw all the canvasses, the huge R-E-T-N-A sculpture and the hundreds of people there, you might be inclined to agree. Plus he’s going to be painting a jet.


Nick Walker “The Morning After-New York”


Nick Walker, the British artist, will releasing a print in collaboration with Opera Gallery, 115 Spring Street, New York, on Saturday, February 26th, 2011 at 3pm EST.

The print will be a signed limited edition of 150 with 18 hand-finished Artists proofs.

A lottery has been set up making 50 prints available for collectors in the UK. In order to apply for a print please email with New York TMA lottery in the subject box.

French graffiti Artist Traz documents his latest creation on canvas

Street Art And Reality on Hanbury Street. London By Shafiur Rahman

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