More Denver street art from this past summer.
below: A blue astronaut
More Denver street art from this past summer.
below: A blue astronaut
There is a lot of street art in Quito. It covers a lot of concrete walls that are part of the city’s infrastructure (supports for elevated roads, walls around buildings, etc). Here is some that I saw in February 2018.
below: Two people, one inside sitting pretty in pink and one outside.
below: A bird in flight. One wing looks like flames while the other wing resembles water. Signed by yo-ho-ho.
below: Many, many faces in pink.
below: Part dragon and part fish?
below: A painting by BEGO
The next few paintings were on a wall surrounding an house that was falling down.
below: This is the last of the photos from the ruined building – note the broken bottles across the top of the wall. That’s very common in Quito… although electric fences seem to be replacing broken glass as a means of keeping trespassers out.
below: Crab (lobster?) hands
below: Laughing and pointing
below: Someone stole an orange cone.
below: Covering his mouth and I don’t think that it’s because he’s coughing.
below: Pasteup over his face, a mouse and a mousetrap
below: Another gorgeous bird. Signed by Pagach? (Pagache?)
below: Painted on a rusty metal gate. Reaching for the skull. I am not sure of the words but if it’s “ponte y las alas” that translates to ‘stand and the wings’ but there are more letters. Any ideas anyone? Painted by Aster in 2017.
below: Graffiti behind the fence
below: Supay Corpus in a residential area.
below: Someone likes to paint underwear, men’s brief to be more specific.
below: A very realistic portrait of an old man with one green eye open.
And last, there were some word stencils….
below: #2mayo and “ecuador ama la vida” which is ‘ecuador, love life’ is now someone’s love note to Mina.
below: “Sigue to corazon & disfruta el viaje” which means “follow your heart and enjoy the trip”.
below: Natura Insurrecta? and “Mineria responsable cuento miserable”. The direct translation for the latter is “mining responsible, tale miserable”.
People in murals and other street art seen in Bristol earlier in 2017.
below: A mural in shades of yellow by tattoo and street artist Sepr (instagram) . These aren’t blackbirds baked in a pie, instead they are blackbirds in a cup and saucer. Let’s have tea!
below: Jesus Break Dance by Cosmo Sarson
below: A large mural of a woman’s face in yellow and black, by Stinkfish, Stokes Croft, 2012
below: The Coat of Arms by Nick Walker
below: On the left is ‘Afrika en la casa’ by Feo Flip (Basura Visual) and on the right is a cracked face by LAIC.
below: Another piece by LAIC. Most of his street art involves distorted faces,
below: Street art by Dr. Love from Tbilisi Georgia, love holds you up. Girl on swing. Red balloons.
below: Welcome to St. Pauls mural
below: Alice in Wasteland.
below: A little line drawing wonderfully placed around the chain.
below: Boxing dog-faced men with bright red gloves.
below: DENX ’09
Waterloo Road runs parallel to the Lakeland Freeway (I-90) in Collinwood which is east of downtown Cleveland. It is an older neighbourhood in need of revitalization and, like more and more cities, it is an area in which street art is encouraged – now the Waterloo Arts and Entertainment District The following are the murals that I saw along Waterloo Road last month.
below: This large mural dominates the intersection of East 156th and Waterloo.
below: Hundreds of faces linked together
below: Pop Life building
below: The front of the building was painted by Lynnea Holand-Weiss as part of Waterloo Arts Zoetic Walls project, June 2015. The building is owned by Judy Wolfe, a weaver, and some her designs were used as inspiration for the mural.
below: Treasure has left his/her mark
below: A hammer and a pair of pliers and a line of little people below. Do the blue lines emanating from his eyes have any significance? It looks rather creepy. But maybe he’s just a visionary or is looking to rebuild the community.
below: A barber with bling in the city.
below: All Ways, by Lynnea Holland-Weiss
below: A messy pile of opened foldaway chairs.
below: Abstract lines and shapes form an archway.
below: Part of mural by Nick Mann, 2013 (2 photos)
below: Joined by an infinite rainbow. The wire fence prevented me from getting closer (trespassing in foreign countries is not as easy as it is at home!) so I didn’t get a good look at some of the detail in this mural.
below: The Waterloo Arts building.
below: The mural on the side of the Waterloo Arts building…
below: … and the words that go with it.
“Inspired by the artwork and concepts of ArtsCollinwood’s portfolio project students, this mural represents our vibrant community and shows what can occur when established artists collaborate with students.
the following students participated in this inaugural year of portfolio project. Not only did they exhibit tremendous talent, they continue to amaze us with their energy, ideas, and fortitude, Imane Blaine, Arrielle Like, Marcel Mason, Miracle Smothers, Lorenzo Thomas, Siera Thomas, Destiny Ware, Derek Witcher. Mural by J. Kelly (with A. Merritt and C. [illegible] ) June 14th – June 24th, 2010″
The street names in Miami are confusing! As I typed the title I felt like I was typing some sort of code. As I stood at the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW 1st Place, this is the street art and murals that I saw:
below: On one corner, lines cover a couple of walls and a mural by ROA covers another. On the white wall there are words that say, “Made in the Shade”
below: Across the street is another building that is covered with murals. The green wall looks like stylized leaves and plants – it was painted by Ian Ross.
below: A mural by @boxheadarts – people head first into square tubes.
below: Geometry, circles, and shapes by Max Ehrman and Ian Ross, 2015
below: Wynwood Samurai by @asquidcalledsebastien
below: A skull on hoardings
The old Mission Linen building is at the corner of South 1st Street and Coolidge Avenue in Las Vegas. The following photos were taken when I was in Las Vegas in October 2015. The east wall of the building (facing South Casino Center Blvd) was a canvas for a number of street artists in a project curated by Dr. Lepper. It was covered when I saw it and it was being added to as well.
below: Artist John Pacheco was putting the finishing touches on a mural about Donald Trump and his wall. It also features Gandhi, the Pope, and Mother Teresa. Pacheco told me that he planned to paint the word ‘freiheit’, German for ‘freedom’, above the wall. In hindsight, perhaps a word in Russian would have been more appropriate?
below: In the mural, Trump is saying “I want in. I can win”. As I write this, it’s the 18th of Jan 2017 and Trump’s inauguration as President of the USA is only 2 days away.
More street art from East London, September 2016
below: Paste ups on a door
below: By number 57, a mask by Crisp
below: Dressed in orange robes and running shoes…
with a hope of peace, by Unify
below: A large hedgehog by ROA
below: All on a grey fence
below: Silently standing still, cowboy and mannequin.
below: Reading comics together
Back in June 2015 I spent a week in Havana. The street art that I saw there ranged from scribbles on walls to elaborate murals and pictures. The following photographs cover almost all the street art that I saw.
below: A young boy by 5 Stars
below: A variation on a slogan, “just do it”
below: yellow faces, holding up a portrait
below: Charlie Chaplin and the kid
below: A fish out of water, swimming down the street
While I was in Havana, the Duodecima Bienal de La Habana was also on and some of what I saw on the streets, including the photo below, probably belonged to that. The Bienal De La Habana is an art festival that occurs every three years (yes, three years even though bienal means every two years!). The next festival will be in November 2018.
below: The little blue signs says “Gabinete del imaginario” which translates to Cabinet of the Imaginary.
below: Oops I did it again, scribbles on the wall.
below: Black and white portraits overlooking the street
below: “…no quiero mas el queso” or, I don’t want more cheese. It is signed as Cuba Ecuador 2015 as well as Ratador. So far I haven’t been able to find any information on this artist.
below: “A las almas” To the souls, on one side of the door while a woman rides her bike on top of the world on the other side of the door.
below: An eye over number 156
below: Waves of hair, waves of water
below: Calling Seth
There are also a number of political pieces. I suspect that some state are sponsored and some are not.
below: CDR #8 refers to Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (Spanish: Comités de Defensa de la Revolución) which is a network of neighbourhood committees across Cuba. Their purpose depends on what side of the fence you are on. They promote social welfare and report on counter-revolutionary activity or they are a secret police organization. Take your pick.
below: This is the symbol of the Young Communist League in Cuba. In Spanish it’s Unión de Jóvenes Comunistas or UJC. Estudio, Trabajo, Fusil = Study, Work, Rifle. The symbol shows the faces of Julio Antonio Mella, Camilo Cienfuegos and Che Guevera. Mella was a founder of the Cuban Communist Party while Cienfuegos and Guevera were major figures in the Cuban Revolution.
below: A UJC mural, “fieles a nuestra historia ” or Faithful to our History.
below: Che Guevera on his own.
The next three pictures are of a mural on Callejon de Hamel (callejon is a lane)
below: A woman looks out the window above the mural. The words on the beige part say “Puedo esperar mas que tu, porque soy el tiempo.” This translates to, “I can wait more than you because I am time. ” On the red section the words are “Salvador 26 to 95”.
below: And last, a picture that was definitely a part of the Bienal. ‘Identidad ‘ by Julio Cesar Garcia It is part of a series of photos called Resistencia. The words that accompany it are given below along with a translation – not the best but with my beginner Spanish and the limitations of google translate, you get what you get!
Identidad da inicio a una serie titulada Resistencia. Apelando al uso del lenguaje y el concepto de arte callejero, la serie esta compuesta por retratos de gran formato ubicados, a largo plazo, en varias ciudades del pais. La intention es intervenir muros, edificos, aceras y calles de la ciudad con gigantografias concebidas en forma de mosaico sobre cartulina cromada. Las obras, en relaction directa con todo tipo de publico desede el proceso mismo de su instalacion, tendran un caracter efimero. Resistencia sera una consigna, una actitud, un modo de vida y de hacer el arte.
Identidad is the first in a series titled Resistencia. Appealing to the use of language and the concept of street art, the series is composed of large format portraits located, in the long term, in several cities of the country. The intention is to intervene on walls, buildings, sidewalks and streets of the city with large photos made in the form of mosaics on chrome paperboard. The works [In direct relation with all types of public from the process itself of its installation] will have an ephemeral character. Resistance will be a slogan, an attitude, a way of life and making art.
Woodseer Street is one of the many little streets that runs off of Brick Lane. In September 2016 I saw quite a few little stencils and paste ups here (with a few other things).
below: A large Plin face at the end of the street.
below: Another red headed woman by C3 beside a wrdsmith typewriter that will always wonder. Period.
below: Expect Resistance bomb
below: On gold coloured paper, two male heads by Mayu_ LA_, one with checkered horns and one with a crown.
below: Sidewalk stencil, “Find them” by drsc0
below: A simple hand print.
below: D7606 bottles in primary colours below a two faced man by drsc0 and a skull.
below: Double yellow, eye beneath.
below: A Voxx Romana poster
below: Skating on the crack; boarding on the wire.
below: Soldier silhouette by Ben Naz . He was born in Strasbourg, France in the late 70’s, the son of a Filipino father and a French mother. His street art career lasted for more than 20 years but sadly was recently ended when he died of cancer.
below: An electric creature, four legs and a tail.
below: The layers of interaction. First there was a man painted on a wall who was standing on the sidewalk. Now a torn poster covers his mid-section, a poster that is torn, peeling, and written on. He was a two headed man but that’s not in the photo.
below: There was one mural on this street and this is it. Unfortunately, the signature has been tagged over and is very difficult to read but I’m fairly certain that it says Bicicleta, a Brazilian artist.
below: Broken man on a black pole, even all the hands can’t keep him together – or maybe they’re tearing him apart?
below: Another sidewalk stencil.
below: Pink eye.
below: There are so many people in his head, a paste-up. At first I thought that it was by Motormannen but they are a music group, not an artist …. and if you look closely that’s actually a sticker that’s been placed on top of the poster.
below: I started this post with a face and I’ll end with one too. There’s a bit more colour in this one and the mouth’s not quite as big 🙂
There is a lot of street art and graffiti in Shoreditch and one of the streets where it is plentiful is Brick Lane. There is much more than be covered in one blog post. What follows is a selection of the street art that I saw in that area back in March. I’ve tried to find the artist as often as possible… but it’s not always possible!
below: Four people, quadruplets, standing at attention with eyes forward, on a wall.
below: Letters pasted on a wall, “Expand your comfort zone” but with D, U and Z missing.
A couple of faces looking on.
below: Posters by agheras73 aka Arturo Garcia de las Heras
below: On the left is a woman in profile by Irish artist Iljin.
below: Blue head, red head, @ne_illustration aka Nathan Evans.
below: Love, love bunny-ish paste up and love on polka dots.
below: “This being human is a guest house.”
below: He stands guard by the door while she watches the passersby.
below: A likeness of Frida Kahlo sitting cross legged with her hands in her lap, a few scribbles by Elsie and a paste up of Lt. Vincent and his cat – his red, white and blue character is seen running all over Shoreditch.
below: What do a plastic toy helicopter and airplane, a scrunched up foil wrapper, part of a German cigarette package (rauchen mindert ihre fruchtbarkeit = smoking reduces fertility), a pink pencil and a picture of what looks like Richard Nixon (who is it?) have to do with each other? Not sure, you’ll have to ask artist Mr. Fahrenheit. He’s the maker of the art with U R so Porno Baby.
below: Queen Elizabeth over and over again (also the work of Mr. Fahrenheit), along with Pinch Rio whoever he may be. Do the numbers on the poster have any significance? The bottom line is a date but the others are a mystery.