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.
Mainly art from the past is the main inspiration, like Fracis Picabia or Picasso, Mondrian or Miro. A show by Joan Miro is the first art exhibition that I ever saw and it changed all my life when I was 10 year old.
I was out of the house like a flash after Stacey had gone. She was to spend the day at a first aid training course that would last until 5pm. This gave me nine hours to paint the biggest piece I'd ever attempted: 50ft long by 15ft tall, four characters and seven massive, crunchy letters. I quickly sketched out the outline before filling in the background, the letters and, lastly, added the final details to the characters. Easy.
Banksy is one of the few people who have been able to popularly harmonise the terms 'graffiti' and 'artist' and his work is treasured around the world from the West Bank to Bristol. Yet Banksy's fame brings a headache to would-be art dealers and community leaders the world over: just who owns a Banksy?
We live in an ever changing, dynamic cityscape, where the balance between public and privately own space, illicit creative practices and authorised recreational activities, is a controversial, fragile matter.
Is it purely about perception - the size and quality of the venue and the comfort of the seats - if indeed there are any. Is it the cost of the ticket? £20 and you're on to a winner - both as performer and audience...
This week's review of art on the streets focuses on pieces that comment and challenge the balance of power,submission and beauty in contemporary society.
Valencia-based VinZ is back in London for his first solo show and he quickly adorned the city walls with his signature bird-headed characters.
This week's 'On the Street' is dedicated on more figurative works, that tackle the poetic, metaphorical and quite literal meaning of rising and falling in different nuance.
This week the UK based company Sincura Group runs is launching 'Stealing Banksy - an exhibition and sale of what is rumoured to be the 'most expensive' collection of outdoor Banksy pieces ever assembled.
Monday morning and the festivities of 420 and Bradford Street was awash with new pieces from the famous and infamous of Birmingham's street art scene. Alive and kicking, but just not very good at blowing it's own trumpet. So, as an adopted son of this city, that's where I will happily step in and learn to play the trumpet.