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.
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?
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.