Okay, you are not likely to find Michaelangelo’s Pietàor 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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
50-52 Dobbin Street (bet. Nassau + Norman)
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Shout out to Genia Gould!
“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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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