Street art, and those who create it - those who dare, dream, fight, question and challenge, whether it be for rebellion or for necessity, for the past and for the future, for no reason and for vital ones, for themselves and for a greater good... in my mind encapsulates all that is historically significant about this medium.
This month Leeds will provide its usual vibrant festive experience but there is an added bonus: an arts trail conceived to guide you around the city center's major spots. The trail features artworks by local artists. It's a journey of arts and magic reflecting on modern issues, ancient beliefs and .....lights.
After Francisco Franco's death on 20 November 1975 a new sense of freedom was born in Barcelona. Artists came to Barcelona from all over the world, st...
Born to Tunisian parents, eL Seed spent his formative years in the suburbs of Paris juggling different cultures, languages, and identities. He channeled these experiences into a form of artistic expression that blends Arabic calligraphy with graffiti - creating a modern art style called Calligraffiti.
"This book does not claim to be a definitive survey of street art across the globe," Lou Chamberlain writes in the introduction to this book. "Rather, it is a snapshot that captures a moment in time..."
Painted wearing a purple top with matching stilettos complete with tiara, but with her bum out against a backdrop of a Union Jack and the word 'HISTORY', the stencil-style piece appeared on the side of the Winchester pub in Islington, London, N1, on Wednesday.
£500 and a few tins of paint could be all it takes to transform your neighbourhood into a tourist attraction! Well, that's if you follow the beautifu...
The Outings Project comes to challenge all that. Set up as a 'global participative' one, the project concentrates on the way different people respond to images, which are taken out of their normal logical white walls institutionalised context and pasted up in random public spaces.
I'm really looking forward to a few of this year's Urban Interventions, most of which I'm sworn to secrecy about. John Fekner being part of Stavanger's cityscape is an ambition I've had for some time so I'm really pleased with that one. Otherwise I think the Nuart Plus series with Juxtapoz, Brooklyn Street Art and the rest of the gang is going to be something special.
City of Colours on Sunday was Birmingham's very own contemporary ode to autumn.
Next Saturday is more than just another showpiece. It is a celebration of an art form still in its infancy really, with plenty of potential to mutate and transform. It could also be a starting point for a whole new generation of would-be graffiti artists, whether they chose to spray on walls, plaster stickers on lamp-posts or paste photocopied art on tatty old buildings.
This week's 'On the Streets' focuses on the rather wild and untamed concrete 'jungle', recreated masterfully by the itchy artists hands. Always looked for that unexpected pleasure of discovering new, exciting work on the city walls and I have been taken by the call of the wild.
This week's roundup of notable walls reveals a balanced overview of visual representations of some divine and human aspects on a rather large scale.
This week's On the Streets is full of art that carries the summer spirit. Leading off the review is Pixel Pancho with his newest wall, painted as part of the Italian Memorie Urbane Street Art Festival in Gaeta.
Capturing beauty has always been so challenging, however Australian artist RONE, whose work we have been following for years, does seem to respond to ...
On Friday evening we launched 'Dancer Master', featuring an exciting new collection of canvas paintings, drawings and sketches created from organic material such as wood, paper, cardboard and jute by street artist RUN.