Wall Therapy: Alice Pasquini

The summer edition of Wall Therapy up in Rochester, NY is officially done and so with that here’s one more wall to love this time painted by Alice Pasquini. Embracing the portraiture theme of this years edition, Alice has completed a beautiful piece fading a soft landscape into the background of her focal portrait. I’m particularly loving the washed out algae colors giving an aged character to the stunning wall.

Photo by Jason Wilder.

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Concrete Jungle

It was a real pleasure to have Mike Makatron come out to visit us in Jersey City, NJ during his stay in the States and paint this sweet little piece as a part of our Savage Habbit murals project. Creatively inspired by animal life, here more specifically the frog, a psychotropic species, he has blessed our local community with a fun-loving surreal mural of the said frog floating away in an origami boat amongst the clouds. His work “conveys an imperative message to [all of us] confined in the concrete jungle to stay connected to the animal within [ourselves] that lives in the natural world.” We’re absolutely thrilled to have been able to work with him and have this piece of art in our streets, so be sure to check out our Flickr for all the progress and detail shots of this visually stimulating piece.

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Cash, Cans & Candy: Gaia x Cyrcle

Here’s another round for this years edition of Cash, Cans & Candy Bring a Friend! in Vienna, Austria which pays tribute to the importance that collaborations play in the street art scene.” For this wall Gaia and Cyrcle collaborated on this stunning piece bringing together their versions of classic statue and architectural imagery, with Gaia’s more traditional painterly approach and Cyrcle’s modernist twist making a unique addition to the streets of Vienna. Be sure to check back with us for more from Cash, Cans & Candy soon!

Photo by Oliver Juric of Galerie Ernst Hilger.

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Dream Catcher

Painted for the 7th edition of the LFG: ALL MY CITY Festival organized by the European Foundation for Urban Culture Etam Cru painted this stunning new mural on the outside of Brain Damage Gallery in Lublin, Poland. Within five days Sainer and Bezt absolutely killed it with this surreal image of a dog bounding his “owner” just to catch a bone… you can just feel the entanglement and viciousness of the dog through the expressions captured in the mural. Love it!

Photo by the European Foundation for Urban Culture.

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A Journey Through Europe

Invited out to Ioannina, Greece by Multi-Art Projects for their “Gradient: From Gray to Color Scale” project Dome has painted this super whimsical wall. Multi-Art Projects re-appropriates public space and empty buildings in the city to promote the performing and visual arts, with this new addition to the streets surely sparking some creativity in minds. In his usual gray scale color palette Dome criticizes the current European situation with this wall, emphasizing the potential loss of standards with the enforcement of the Trans-Atlantic Trade (TTIP) between the States and Europe, and within Europe the relations between the North and South.

Photo by the artist.

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Converse Wall to Wall: Jeff Soto

For the most recent Converse Wall to Wall Project Jeff Soto has been invited out to South Central Los Angeles, CA to paint this sweet wall, dedicating it to his ancestors who settled and grew up in this area. In Soto’s words “the owl is a symbol of age and experience, a matriarch or patriarch of the family, watching over current and past ancestors” with the antlers “represent[ing] a sort of family tree.” For some more detail shots of this wall head on over to Colors in LA page here.

Photo by Colors in LA.

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Opening tomorrow at RexRomae in London, England is the two part exhibition “Oceanic” featuring new works from Askew One and Fintan Magee, who will both “cohesively articulate varying characteristics of the Pacific region.” Fintan Magee will be centering much of his work on fracking in the region, displacement caused by the Brisbane floods, and general climate change in Australia. Meanwhile, Askew One will feature portraits of women from the Pacific region “emanat[ing] the historic and modern dispersion of Pacific people. There will also be a limited edition of 35 collaborative hand-pulled screen print available (above), signed and numbered by both artists.

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Wall Therapy: Omen514

Here’s another beaut finished up for the summer edition of Wall Therapy up in Rochester, NY. Based off of the curatorial theme of portraiture Montreal based artist Omen514 has painted a stunning photo realistic piece that is beautifully soft and ethereal with a hint of sex appeal. Be sure to check back as more walls get completed for Wall Therapy through the week.

Photo by Mark Deff.

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Wall Therapy: Ernest Shaw Jr.

For this years summer edition of Wall Therapy up in Rochester, NY the curatorial theme is portraiture with one the first walls completed by Ernest Shaw Jr. As an established artist within the Baltimore community I was super excited to see him participating in this program and bringing his old school approach in mural painting to this lively mural event. In this beautiful portrait of the late Jimi Hendrix he shows us his wonderful use of saturated color, drawing from the rich history of African and African American figurative art.

Photo by Wall Therapy.

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Imperial Pressure

I sure do love when abstract geniuses join forces to create awesome collaborations like this latest wall by Codak, Kofie, and Remi Rough in downtown Los Angeles, CA. These three know how to paint such incredibly sharp pieces, smoothly cutting into each others stylistic forms, drawing inspiration from architecture, drafting, and future forward graffiti techniques.

Photo by Codak.

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