Manifesto: Ericailcane

Continuing on with Manifesto, the latest street art initiative organized by Fifty24MX Gallery in Mexico City, Mexico, Ericailcane has painted this new mural. Manifesto is a project that uses “art as a social tool to propose, reflect and inform… address[ing] the concerns of the social and political situation in Mexico,” and Ericailcane has certainly achieved this. With this mural he is referring to the death of the 43 Ayotzinapa students last year, with the rabbits representing the people bearing black flags symbolizing their defiance and opposition to the government.

Photo by Nasser Malek.

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Seller of Black Holes

Following the new work by Waone of Interesni Kazki in India the other half of the duo, Aec, has completed this mystifying new piece in the village of Varkala. Entitled “Seller of Black Holes” in the words of Aec the mural shows a “local guy who sells Black Holes together with coconuts,bananas,eggs and all kind[s] of typical local food[s] [found in the] Kerala local market, sitting together with [a] blue hand being… [a] kind of local God spirit. In the center of composition [is] one of [the] Black Holes that [the] guy keeps in his hand [which] absorbs “gringos”- men from the “Сivilized world”, [including] his camera, flip flops and his purse. The story symbolize how tourists are getting involved in Indian mystery and local religious occults and getting lost in it.” For details of of this incredible dimensional piece head on over to their blog here.

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St+art India: DALeast

St+art India is a non profit organization which “aims to make [the] streets more interactive through the medium of urban art festivals across India.” In it’s third edition in New Delhi some of the best artists are converging in the city painting iconic landmarks, including DALeastwho has finished up his piece at the Lodhi Colony. Here DAL has painted a flood of birds flying towards the central arched opening in his typical three dimensional weaving of “wires.” Be sure to head on over to St+art’s page here to see some detail and progress shots.

Photo by Akshat Nauriyal.

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El Sueño

Kicking off the year in the Chorrillos neighborhood of Lima, Peru Jade has painted this stunning new mural. Here he has envisioned a surreal dreamy landscape laden with tulips, a china bull, and a signature “spirit animal” head floating on by, all shown as if swiftly passing through his subjects mind. For more detail and progress shots of this piece head on over to his blog here.

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Big City Life: SatOne

Continuing on with Big City Life, the latest project curated by Francesca Mezzano, Stefano Antonelli and Gianluca Martians, founders of 999 Contemporary in Rome, Italy, here is the latest addition painted by SatOne. Entitled “Talking Like A Waterfall” this abstracted mural is based on “the idea of the daily verbal and non-verbal communication between the residents of the Tormarancia neighborhood.” Be sure to check back with us as the project winds down into its last days.

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Manifesto: Blu

Continuing on with Manifesto, the latest street art initiative organized by Fifty24MX Gallery in Mexico City, Mexico, Blu has painted this intense new mural. Manifesto is a project that uses “art as a social tool to propose, reflect and inform… address[ing] the concerns of the social and political situation in Mexico,” and Blue has certainly achieved this. With this mural he presents us with a very powerful political statement in regards to how drug money, drugs, particularly the cocaine industry, and blood are all backed by the Mexican government, here forming the Mexican flag. [Hopefully this mural is not censored.]

Photo by Nasser Malek.

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POW WOW: Akut

POW WOW HAWAII is officially complete and I am super stoked to see the final mural by Akut of Herakut in the heart of Kaka’ako, Honolulu, Hawaii. I have to admit that when I first heard that Akut would be painting alone I wondered if he would take a different direction from Herakut murals or represent the beauty of Herakut to the fullest, so I am happy to share that this incredible piece was based on a Hera sketch and embraces all of the wonder that we have come to love with Herakut. With the words “My Real Challenges Were Outside The Ring” painted on this massive piece, which is part of Herakut’s latest Saint’s Project, the mural has a heartwarming fragility to it. For progress and detail shots of this wall be sure to head on over to Herakut’s blog.

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Big City Life: Reka

Continuing on with Big City Life, the latest project curated by Francesca Mezzano, Stefano Antonelli and Gianluca Martians, founders of 999 Contemporary in Rome, Italy, here is the latest addition painted by Reka. His mural is a simple abstracted still life, featuring typical pieces found in still life paintings – various fruit, a wine glass, a statue figures – clearly inspired by traditional Italian art. Be sure to check back with us as more artists filter into the Tor Marancia historic neighborhood through the rest of the month.

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Manifesto: Vena2

Manifesto is the latest street art initiative organized by Fifty24MX Gallery in Mexico City, Mexico. “Using art as a social tool to propose, reflect and inform” 9 artists have been invited to participate through the month who will “address the concerns of the social and political situation in Mexico.” To help kick off this intervention Mexican artist Vena2 has painted the walls outside the gallery space. Part of his “Florecer” series it is “based on the visual translation of a formula of floral therapy specifically, in a piece of art in order to generate an “intent” that connects subconsciously with each individual perceiving it, this way each flower is placed accurately generating a mandala, a technique used since ancient times to work on the emotional, psychological and physical levels whatever their intention. The intent of this mural created especially for this Manifesto is the Harmony of Being.”

“Our manifesto is evolutionary, not revolutionary as contemporary philosophers like Ken Wilber propose that to face a global crisis and the problems that we collectively have as a species, we need to move from the egocentric state to a world-centric state.
We declare our selves, warriors of the possible. We speak out and say that our purposes will be reached by the collapse of the obsolete conscious social order. Let us all join at the idea of a new social and spiritual evolution!”
Photo by Fifty24MX.

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20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz

This Sunday is the public opening of the ’20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz’ group exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Presented in conjunction with Juxtapoz magazine and curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery and Gary Pressman of Copro Gallery, the exhibition will “commemorate two decades of the magazine’s influential contribution to contemporary art and culture.” Featuring “close to one hundred artists, including Bezt above, who have graced the publication’s pages and website, [it will] showcase the diversity and breadth of the New Contemporary movement Juxtapoz has championed and helped to uphold.” Alongside this group show there will be new works by Robert Williams in ‘SLANG Aesthetics!’ founder of the magazine in 1994, honoring the movement he helped push into the forefront. On view until April 19th this show is a historic milestone for both the magazine and those involved in the growth of contemporary art – for more info on the opening and participating artists check out the event here.

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