Hin Bus Depot: Martin Ron

Organized through the Hin Bus Depot Art Center in Raja Uda on the Island of Pengang, Malaysia to bring life back to the area Argentinean artist Martin Ron has completed this stunning mural, to date the largest mural on the entire island. The new piece features a man holding his hand out to feed turtles symbolizing Pengang’s turtle conservation. Embracing the surreal and fantastic he takes what would be a normal situation and transformed it into an incredible photorealistic three-dimensional world.

Photo by Gabijagrusaite.

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Walking on a Dream

This Friday is the solo show opening of Seth‘s latest exhibition “Walking on a Dream” at Galerie Itinerrance in Paris, France, which will combine urban culture, poetry and fantasy. “The choice to represent children, as we all were once, is a way the artist has chosen to express a universal subject, that everybody can understand. The child, in Seth’s work, is a symbol of purity and innocence which contrasts with the chaotic places where they are painted. Knowing well how to adapt himself to his environment, Seth is now adapting himself to the canvas. He is playing with materials, mixing in spray paint and acrylic; by making references to his story with the graffiti movement adding elements in relation to the “street” to his paintings (walls, tags, clothing …). His characters meet and mingle together always avoiding to look at the public: half here, half elsewhere. The work with the spray gives a dynamic that contrasts with their inaction bringing to the canvases a special energy.” For full opening details be sure to head on over to the invite here.

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Reflection

Following his mural and solo show opening last week in London Pixel Pancho joined up with Evoca1 on this sweet collaboration in East London. Organized with the help of 31thirteen this quick session is a nice twist on Evoca1′s continuing series of works based on nostalgia and memories of growing up in the Dominican Republic. Consisting of two roosters pecking away makes for a lovely contrast of Evoca1′s soft brushstrokes against Pixel’s mechanical parts, ultimately making for an interesting “robot chicken” hybrid.

Photo by Evoca1.

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Manifesto: JAZ

Continuing on with Manifesto, the latest street art initiative organized by Fifty24MX Gallery in Mexico City, Mexico, JAZ 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.” With this new addition to the project JAZ refers to the current conflict of the people against their government, literally Mexico against Mexico. Reflecting the metaphorical violence that is pronounced across the country with his signature wrestling beasts and blacked out images representing opposition and defiance he makes a powerful statement with his latest work.

Photo by Fifty24MX.

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The Unexpected Project: Maser x Conor Harrington

Over the past few days Irish artists Conor Harrington and Maser found themselves in Fort Smith, Arkansas painting this incredible collaboration. Painted as a preview for the Unexpected Project which will kickoff with several murals in September, the project is a vision of local people to help economically develop downtown. This piece painted at the Boardertown Skate Shop is a wonderful fusion of styles and juxtaposition of the fine art imagery and emotion that we so love of Conor set against the contemporary sharp bright colors of Maser.

Photo by Boadertown Skate Shop.

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SANBA: Hitnes

SANBA is a public art project in Rome, Italy, more specifically in the Roman quarter of San Basilio that is aimed to redevelop the area through art. After last years round of stunning murals local artist Hitnes spent the last few weeks painting six new murals at a housing complex. In the words of Simone Pallotta, curator of SANBA, the murals are filled with “animals, both terrestrial and marine, hovering and flying all around the trees [within] the marine pines that cover the neighborhood and that Hitnes uses to contextualize his work. But the trees are not all the same, some end with strange branches more similar to corals, contributing to create this imaginative universe. And here the terrestrial and the marine environment overlap, revealing the surreal and refined work with nature that has always marked the work of this artist.” Pictured above are just two of the six murals – for full shots of each one and details head on over to SANBA’s page here.

Photo by Valerio Muscella.

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Memory of Our Life

In preparations for his solo show opening this Thursday at StolenSpace Gallery in London, England Pixel Pancho has painted this new mural in town as a part of the Colour The Capital Project, a joint project organized by Global Street Art and the Forest Recycling Project. Painted near the Dalston Kingsland Station in Hackney only using reclaimed paint the new piece reflects his latest body of work – focusing “on the circle of life and the different moments portrayed as we grow, learn and make mistakes… showing this parallelism within his whimsical characters.”

Photo by the artist.

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Manifesto: Curiot

Continuing on with Manifesto, the latest street art initiative organized by Fifty24MX Gallery in Mexico City, Mexico, Curiot 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 Curiot has done just that with his mystical beast at the center of it all. The “beast” reflects the sinking country surrounded by the people as spectators of it all, on their phones doing nothing but sitting and watching the country go down around them. With this mural he is asking the Mexican people to be proactive – without actions there will be no change.

Photo by Fifty24MX.

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Le Mur: Seth

The Le Mur Paris Project in Paris, France keeps on bringing awesome new series of billboards to their street location, where they continue to invite artists who alternate turns on painting this blank slate. This latest billboard is brought to you by France’s own Seth who has sandwiched in numerous hooded faceless “vandals,” one of his signature characters, into the billboard space, making for a witty and superbly colorful piece. Be sure to head on over to Le Mur’s page for some progress shots of this latest piece and watch the video below.

Photo by Vitostreet.

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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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