TThe gigantic red ball by Kurt Perschke travels around the world and has already visited cities such as Barcelona, Abu Dhabi, Taipei and London. From September 20th onwards it will visit our lovely Leuven (thanks to cultural center 30CC) and invites every visitor to discover the city in a new way or experience. More news on this website very soon!
Artist Paolo Cirio’s ‘Street Ghosts‘ project takes the images of people collected from Google Street View and puts them back on the street. Cirio pastes life-sized color posters of people randomly snapped by Google back in the spot they were found, creating a unique kind of street art. They are printed on thin paper, cut along the outline, and then affixed with wheatpaste on the walls of public buildings that are available for art interventions. Cirio writes in a statement:
In this project, I exposed the specters of Google’s eternal realm of private, misappropriated data: the bodies of people captured by Google’s Street View cameras, whose ghostly, virtual presence I marked in Street Art fashion at the precise spot in the real world where they were photographed.
Our next artist in this street art series is Txemy. Finally a street artist who isn't too mysterious about himself, as I found his website and his facebook, both with his art and more information about him. Maybe you remember the colorful skull I publish a few weeks ago on the visual wall, that was the first piece I saw of Txemy and I really liked it. On his website I found more of that kind of art, which you can see in this post. If you take a close look at each image you will see that the whole paintings are made with colorful lines, which together create a new image. With the help of google translate I could find the meaning of his artist name: Txemy is synonymous for color, so a very good name for an artist with such works.
Juxtapoz is back in the lovely Norwegian coastal city of Stavanger for the 2012 edition of Nuart. This year, yours truly (aka Editor Evan Pricco) will be doing a little talking about street art and internet with fellow art editors Tristan Manco and RJ Rushmore of Vandalog, and we get to introduce Ron English at the screening of his Popaganda film. Look forward to our dispatches from the North.
Check out the list of artists who are participating: Saber, Ron English, How Nosm, Mobstr, Sickboy, Jordan Seiler, Aakash Nihalani, Niels, Dolk, Eine, and the Wa. After Saber's push to support the arts in the US this past weekend, we can't wait to catch up with him.
The Gray Ghost haunts New Orleans with a vengeance, adding his own Dada-esque anti-art to walls everywhere, graying out graffiti with his own incidentally artistic approach. Paradox and contradiction abound in the curious work of this vigilante painter.
He tackles vapid political slogans and badly-rendered lettering alike, foiling artists and anarchists while adding his own clear opinion to the mix. Just like taggers cover tags, he layers on meaning, weighing in with silent commentary … especially in his clashes with the infamous Banksy. Some love him for cleaning up the streets, others for adding a new kind of art to the mix, and still others hate him for defacing beautiful works by other artists.
“To bring this back into concrete terms: The Grey Ghost is only following the rules of “the street” construct, contesting with other street artists and graffiti writers for the use of the public space as a platform; it just so happens that his platform is the antithesis of form, color and message (thus becoming a message in and of itself).”
At first glance, these scenes are disturbing: a man and a woman lay immobile on sidewalks, streets and stairwells, pools of red gushing from their abdomens. But then you realize that the weapon that has ‘murdered’ them is absurdly large – and made of cardboard. German-based artists Maria Luján and Wolfgang Krug set out to make murder funny with their street art project ‘The Knife.’
The knife itself is as large as the victim, and no attempt has been made to make it look realistic in any way. The blood is simply paper.
Luján and Krug take turns strapping the knife to each other and laying down in conspicuous places throughout Berlin, where they’ll be seen by lots of passersby....
His name is 'Essam' and he's a 29-year-old art school grad from Maine, who served in Iraq as a "geo-spatial analyst", and has put up posters like the one above all over New York. It shows drones being used to police regular people in an Orwellian world... with the NYPD logo plastered all over it, as if to endorse it. The NYPD wants him arrested, he wants to let people know the scariness of drones.Animal New York scored an exclusive interview with the street artist who readily admits that he's not really a part of the street art scene and it's interesting to hear him describe his work. In his talks with Animal:
He agrees that there is an inherent irony in his spoofs: the very fact that the NYPD (which claims to be strongly pursuing him with their "counter terrorism squad") hasn't caught him yet, is proof that we have not reached a state of Orwellian control. "But we're going in that direction and no one's talking about it," he says. "And I think that's pretty scary."
He's already put up over a hundred of these spoof drone ads and he's done them under the very nose of the NYPD and has yet to be caught. Let's hope it stays that way. Be sure to check out Animal's video interview with 'Essam' too (his face is blacked out and his voice is distorted):
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