Summer Break

We’ll be keeping it chill for the summer months… there will be updates for all Savage Habbit murals on the site, otherwise peace out friends and enjoy the warm weather!

Art by Dulk.

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Home Field Advantage

The latest collaboration for the Savage Habbit Murals Project painted with support from Mayor Michael Gonnelli in Secaucus, NJ has been painted by Nanook, LNY, and Mata Ruda. For this massive 200 foot long wall that faces Kane Stadium these guys paid particular attention and homage to those whose who originally inhabited the land where Secaucus is now located, the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. In the words of the artists the “mural is a compilation of different flowers native to New Jersey as well as the Monarch butterfly, a symbol of migration for the Americas as it moves north to south during its lifetime. These symbols of locality and movement are weaved as the background and broken by a Diamondback Terrapin Turtle on the right side, a species native to black swamps and marshes and by a series of silhouettes. These silhouettes are all taken from a First Nation’s Powwow and speak to Secaucus’ Lenni Lenape history and also of the idea of a Powwow or social gathering which is echoed by the Kane Stadium location of the mural. Inside these silhouettes [they] recreated one of George Catlin’s paintings in greyscale. Catlin was the first 1800′s American painter to visually record Native American people’s and traditions in the Great Plains, [with this] one of the paintings he made during his travels and in a way serv[ing] as a reminder of the importance of representation and the artist’s role as a medium, witness and active agent in this struggle.”

For detail and progress shots of this truly amazing collaboration wall head on over to our Flickr album here. And of course, the sincerest of thanks to Mayor Gonnelli for helping make this collaboration possible.

Photo by Bernadette Marciniak.

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Olor

We’re excited to share the latest collaboration for the Savage Habbit Murals Project. To kickoff her new series of murals that she will be painting in the NYC area over the next month Faith47 did a quick session with us out at Buchmuller Park in Secaucus, NJ. The intervention will be one of many swan inspired pieces that she will be blessing throughout, each focusing on parts of the swans – i.e. here the birds wing span – and their movements in flight for a truly cohesive series of beautifully simple street work.

For detail and progress shots of this wall head on over to our Flickr album here. And of course, the sincerest of thanks to Mayor Gonnelli for helping make this collaboration possible.

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Providence International Art Festival: Bezt

Just across the way from Natalia Rak’s wall painted for the Providence International Art Festival in Providence, Rhode Island Bezt painted this giant overlooking the weekends festivities. Organized by the local public art program The Avenue Concept and curated by Inoperable Gallery this new initiative is transforming the city into a wonder of street art. The mural entitled “She Never Came” captures the feeling of being let down and crushed… while sticking to his near photo-realistic style he still manages to bring this beautifully sad image a hint of character with the details of the shirt print and rat resting atop his shoulder.

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Providence International Art Festival: Natalia Rak

Just in time for this weekend’s Providence International Art Festival which kicks off on Saturday in Providence, Rhode Island Natalia Rak has completed this stellar piece. Organized by the local public art program The Avenue Concept and curated by Inoperable Gallery Natalia is one of many artists who will be transforming the city. Her piece entitled “Adventure Time” is as always incredible saturated with color, referencing childhood imagination and storybooks. I am loving the details of the overgrown world her character is walking into and the little detail of Jake from the T.V. show Adventure Time tagging along in her backpack.

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Rexenera: Pixel Pancho

Another gem painted for the Rexenera Festival in Galicia, Spain was by Pixel Pancho who kept true to his robotic life species. The mural speaks on the topic of food industrialization with the piece literally showing the transformation from naturally grown “happy” meat to pork that is modified to the point that genetically speaking it might as well be considered “man-made.” For full progress shots head on over to the festival’s page here.

Photo by Xose Regueira.

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Rexenera: Dulk

The Rexenera Festival in Galicia, Spain is the first of it’s kind in the area, aiming to regenerate the area with public art. For this first edition five artists have been invited to participate including Spain’s own Dulk who, as always, painted a superbly playful piece. Embracing animal species typically found in this coastal city his rendition of the oceanic ecological landscape is surreal, taking our imaginations into a dreamworld. For full progress shots head on over to the festival’s page here.

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Waiting

Opening this Friday is Hendrik ECB Beikirch‘s third exhibition at Ruttkowsk;68 Gallery in Cologne, Germany. “Waiting” will feature “portraits of people he encountered in his numerous trips around the world, frozen in a moment of time in a pose heavy with expectation. What are they waiting for? It’s this question that frames the exhibition’s sense of mystery. This is an anthropological show, one that addresses the personal and the public, the individual and the masses.” For more info on the show and opening details head on over to the invite here.

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Le M.U.R Mulhouse: Dome

For the latest edition of Le M.U.R. Mulhouse, a monthly wall exhibit in that features a new guest artist every time, the Association Epistrophe in Mulhouse, France has invited German artist Dome to paint this 8 meter x 3 meter outdoor wall. Featuring his signature monochromatic surreal imagery the piece is like a bizarrely beautiful still life taking us to a world where anything is possible.

Photo by Jean-Paul Houille.

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Migratory Systems

We’re excited to share the latest collaboration for the Savage Habbit Murals Project. Aside from our continuing murals in Jersey City, NJ we are doing a series of murals in the town of Secaucus, NJ with support from the Mayor, Michael Gonnelli. For this wall we invited out our good friend Li-Hill, who after immersing himself in the town and taking from specifics of the site and its place within Secaucus combined his various signature elements to create this beautiful piece. Li-Hill is known for his incredible works in motion contrasted by sharp abstractions and this piece has plenty of all of that goodness, touching on the past to reference our future. Centered we find Revolutionary War Patriots in various stages of movement and firing, tying to not only the town’s Colonial history but the current schools’ mascot and sports playing field just down the block. In the words of Li-Hill “this symbol connects to the site, history and the broader violent history of the colonization and independence of America, allud[ing] to this violent and dark history through the posture and expressions of the Patriots.” Surrounding them is a flock of Snow Geese, migratory birds from the Arctic who winter and migrate through the Meadowlands, a wetland ecosystem that runs through Secaucus. Aside from the obvious connections the imagery has to the town it is also play off “the concept of migration – of traveling to different landscapes to increase populations and access to resources, [which] is [much] akin to the migration of humans, specifically the massive migration and colonization of North America.” Framing it all is an “industrial” gridded pattern, pulling from his installation work, again “allud[ing] to future development wrought by migration and settling of the land and its effect on our current landscape today.”

For detail and progress shots of this wall head on over to our Flickr album here. And of course, the sincerest of thanks to Mayor Gonnelli for helping make this collaboration possible.

Photo by Bernadette Marciniak.

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