Life in The Sound

Freshly painted in Helsingør, Denmark is this mural by Ericailcane and Bastardilla at the bus and ferry terminal as a part of Kunst & Byrum’s urban art project with this years theme “Life in The Sound.” Inspired by the aquatic life found at the Helsingør Aquarium the duo created a wonderful piece flowing along the building facade, both surreal and dreamlike we see glimpses of myths that include the vast waters. Be sure to take a look at all the progress and detail shots of this mural on Full Frame Life’s site and watch the video below that they created for the process.

Photo by Alice Bettolo.

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Djerbahood: More from Brusk

Brusk is just killing it with his pieces for Galerie Itinerrance’s Djerbahood open air museum project in Djerba, Tunisia. The awesome member of Da Mental Vaporz Crew from France has painted yet another mind blowing piece, this time really utilizing the dome architecture of the neighborhood, recreating the globe in his full on dripping style. He really took into consideration placement and angle of the globe, centering the African continent in what looks like something out of a paint commercial with every color of the rainbow running down onto the ground.

Photo by the artist.

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Djerbahood: Fintan Magee

Another one of the participating artists in Galerie Itinerrance’s Djerbahood open air museum project in Djerba, Tunisia was Fintan Magee who took advantage of his week in the village by adding this brilliant “smoke break” piece. Using a photo reference of a fellow artist the image is incredibly ironic with him being unable to continue on most likely because he is a smoker. I’m particularly loving the stilted buildings that are representative of the local architecture, making his piece more considerate of its surroundings.

Photo by the artist.

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Djerbahood: Brusk

I sure do love the fellows of Da Mental Vaporz Crew from France and was super stoked to see that Brusk was part of Galerie Itinerrance’s Djerbahood open air museum project in Djerba, Tunisia. Painted in the heart of the village this “camelhood” piece is brilliant featuring his signature drip on drip style that has created the body of the camel bearing what appears to be the weight of many peoples belongings. It’s so rich in color and superbly playful, you just can’t help but not fall in love with this addition.

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The Laten Photon

In anticipation of his solo show “The Laten Photon” opening next week at Jonathan Levine Gallery in NYC, DALeast painted this stunning mural in the Lower East Side with what appears to be another falcon inspired piece, similar to what he painted in Poland earlier last month. Drawing from wild fauna as inspiration for his work we are presented with an incredible three dimensional piece woven together by metal shards blown away by the wind. Be sure check back for more from DAL as he works up to his show on the 4th.

Photo by Leanna Valente.

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The Myth of Arethusa and Alpheus

Newly painted out in Syracuse, Sicily, Italy is this large mural by the lovely Alice Pasquini with the support of the Istinto Naturale cultural association. Entitled “The Myth of Arethusa and Alpheus” in Alice’s words “it was inspired by the spring of Arethusa in Ortygia (Syracuse), a body of freshwater close to the seashore. The legend says that the nereid Arethusa, trying to escape the advances of the river god Alpheus, fled by turning into a stream, eventually breaking ground in Ortygia where Alpheus found her and was able to mingle in her waters.”

Photo by the artist.

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Multiviralizing Art

The Multiviral project is an ongoing art project started up by the Puerto Rican rap group Calle13, through which they have hand picked some of the best street artists out there and invited them to create murals in their neighborhoods of choice. The one above was the incredible piece painted by Ever in Buenos Aires, Argentina who chose to visually connect people by recreating a scene of locals literally being drawn to “Multiviral.” The point of the project is to objectively “open new spaces for artists around the world… [and] aim to redefine originality and find the inspiration and motivation to continue creating.” With the project connections are made through people again, who are normally desensitized by the technology of the world we live in. For full info about the participating artists and the project itself head on over to Calle13′s site here.

Photo by Ever.

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Djerbahood: Ethos

Another one of the participating artists for this month’s round at Galerie Itinerrance’s Djerbahood open air museum project in Djerba, Tunisia was Ethos who was an exciting treat to see there. I’ve been craving to see some more simple and monochromatic surreal work from the Brazilian artist and this surely made it worth the wait with one his disfigured characters dressed in traditional Tunisian garb looking up into the skies through a telescope. Check back soon for more from Djerbahood as it winds down to its last week.

Photo by Aline Deschamps of Galerie Itinerrance.

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Wallcome: Pixel Pancho

In the medieval town of Schmalkalden, Germany is the Wallcome Project curated by Akut and Case, who have invited 6 other artists to paint large murals in their hometown. While we already saw 3 murals go up for the project which is spread out over the course of a few months Wallcome is welcoming murals to the rural streets with some fresh works including this new piece by Pixel Pancho. Featuring a robot boy with a football (soccer ball) in hand, the mural was painted in “the context of the recent World Cup in Brazil, [with] the artwork emblematic of the original stadium of many football players – the street.” Be sure to head on over to their site for full detail and progress shots of this wall and check back as more walls get completed over the summer.

Photo by Wallcome.

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Unofficially Official

Here are the beginnings of a bit of guerrilla street art out in Newark, NJ. Painted by Trek Matthews and LNY in the outskirts of the city close to the location of the 1967 Newark riots the two of them created blocked images that beautifully juxtapose their distinct styles. We are left with Trek’s abstracted figure forms that balance out LNY’s portrait of John Weerd Smith,  a cab driver whose arrest and rumored killing by the police started off the 6 day riots in Newark, leaving 26 dead and hundreds injured in the looted city. Be sure to check back soon for more action from Newark.

Photo by LNY.

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