Urban Art

Beyond the Fringe

Jo Brooks | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jo Brooks

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...

On The Streets - The Freshest Global Street Art Brought To You Every Week: 28 February 2014

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

'My art does not change the world, but I hope it inspires people to change how they look at the world and at other people'

On The Streets: The Freshest Global Street Art - 24 January 2014

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

This week's 'On the Streets' is a hefty combination of brilliant examples of visual art in public indoor and outdoor spaces.

PHOTOS: London Traffic Sign Artbomber Uses Stickmen to Question Government

Christina Kenny | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Kenny

If you've visited the City, Southbank or Southwark in the last couple of months, the odds are you've passed by - or under - Clet's work. The Florence-based French artist has doctored a number of traffic signs in the capital by adding a serious of mischievous figures...

Does the Commercialisation of Street Art Undermine the Work?

Mary McCarthy | Posted 19.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mary McCarthy

Banksy's recent activity in New York has generated mountains of coverage, in print and online. But what does the greater coverage of urban artists mean for the street art market? Certainly the internet has made street art more accessible, more widely viewed and more popular - would Banksy be as popular without the internet?

On The Streets - The Freshest Global Street Art - 29 September 2013

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Other notable walls come from in Bialystok, Poland, Cake in Brooklyn, BEST|EVER in Gambia, Banksy - somewhere in LA, Ron English in Brooklyn and Kidult in Paris.

Five Female Artists on the Hang-Up Art Radar

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

The art world scene is often very male-dominated, especially the urban arts, therefore we have decided to balance it all by reviewing the works of five female artists, who, working in diverse media and style, are massively influential and constantly push the boundaries of the art form.

On the Streets - A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art: 13 September

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

As we reach the end of the summer, we have some pretty notable and special walls to share with you. The highlight of Millie Kotseva's weekly review is this stunning piece by Blu in Rome. The mural strikes with its raw creativity and strong visual intensity. An absolute winner.

On the Streets - A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art: 06 September

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Notable walls come from David Shillinglaw in London, PEZ and Cranio newest collab in Barcelona, Ella and Pitr in St Etienne, France, The London Police in Kentucky, ARYZ in Rennes and Pablo Delgado in London. A full swing of vibrant worthy walls...

On the Streets - A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art: 01 September

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Notable walls come from Rone in Portland, Faith47 in Montreal, DALeast in Heerlen, Holland, ROA in Lagos, Mag Magrela in London and ARYZ in Cologne.

On the Streets - A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art 25 August 2013

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Summer is at its peak, resulting in frantic painting on the streets at large. True to our fascination with eclectic works, Millie Kotseva chose Brazilian artist Mag Magrela's most recent piece in Lisbon to be the leading one in this week's review.

On the Streets - A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art 18 August 2013

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Our first stop is sunny London where talented David Shillinglaw gave Dulwich a breath-taking mural, part of the Baroque the Streets Festival. Inspired by the classic Anthony van Dyck's ''Samson and Delilah'', the work strikes with its plasticity and depth of images, acquired through the delicate colour balance of the blues and the red. An absolute winner...

On the Streets - A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art 04 August 2013

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Another huge 'family' wall comes from Stik in London. Super-sized, brighly coloured and highly stilized, the human figures Stik paints are surprisingly capable of conveying intense body language and complex emotions. We love this family themed piece under the Hungerford Bridge at the Southbank Centre.

On The Streets- A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art 28 July 2013

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Sizzling hot summer days and soaring temperatures - July is nearly over but there is no rest for the wicked and artists continue to paint frantically on the streets worldwide. The leading piece in Millie Kotseva's weekly review for Hang-Up Gallery is a Seth and Kislow fantasy sea -inspired piece in Nantes, France.

On The Streets- A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art 21 July 2013

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

This week saw not only soaring temperatures and real summer, but also a lot of colour and playfulness on a large scale on the streets.

On The Streets - A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art 07 July 2013

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

The beginning of July unveiled summer in its full swing. Leading piece of Millie Kotseva's week's review of art on the streets comes from multi-talented Brooklyn -based artist Swoon, part of the Global Power Shift in Istanbul.

On the Streets - A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art 30 June 2013

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

This week's Millie Kotseva's review of art on the streets starts in Vienna with this sweet new piece from Faile. Following up their collaborative pro...

On the Streets - A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art 24 June 2013

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

A new signature mural by REKA One in Montreal, Canada is a visual continuation of the London mural, completed by the artist earlier on this month, and features a pair of masks and arms, depicted in contrast colours. The 8-storey wall strikes with its colour dynamics and simple, but bold lines and is absolutely stunning...

On The Streets - A Weekly Round Up Of The Freshest Global Street Art 17.06.13

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Notable walls come from Phlegm - Montreal, Canada, Blu and Ericalcane - Girona, Spain, Hyuro- Copenhagen, Denmark, Escif - Montreal, Canada, Alo- London, UK.

On The Streets- A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art 10.06.13

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

This week's in Milena Kotseva's review of art 'on the streets' we kick off with the newest ROA mural in Austrian town Linz. Painted for the Bubble Days Festival, the artist rendered a giant bird of prey sitting next to a skillfully depicted body of a wild goat, cut in half; all in signature monochrome shades.

On the Streets - A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art (June 5th 2013)

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

It has been a while since Brazilian artist Nunca visited UK, but the artist is back, completing two new large-scale murals, one in Chichester and one in Dulwich, part of the Chichester Art Festival and Street Art London's 'Baroque the Streets' one.

On The Streets- A Weekly Round Up Of The Freshest Global Street Art

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

After completing an impressive piece in Denmark, with the cheeky name '' Blondes Have More Fun'', Australian artist REKA One paid London another short...

On The Streets - A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

At the top of the list is the newest mural from Spanish artist Escif in Villarreal, Spain. Well-known for his clever commentaries on consumerism, politics and society, his work '' The Enlightened Vandalism'' speaks volumes.

'On the Streets' A Weekly Round Up of the Freshest Global Street Art

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Our world wide selection of art entitled 'On The Streets'returns this week headlined by a new mural by DALeast. The quickly painted amazingly intricate mural is executed in the artist' s signature 3D technique and is located in East London.

'Blue Murder': The New Exhibition From kennardphillipps at Hang-Up Gallery

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Entitled Blue Murder, the exhibition investigates social decline and conservative ideologies that exist in contemporary society. By utilizing deprived materials such as newsprint, charcoal and ink, the artists have ripped away at layers to reveal the 'destruction of the welfare state'.