Street Art

The Webster Court Project In Newton, MA

“An old Victorian house sits vacant in Newton, Massachusetts,” begins a press release from the Webster Court Project. The innovative endeavor capitalized upon an otherwise unused, relatively ancient home purchased by Christopher Zakak and Joelle Tomb, who were required to wait one year before demolishing it to utilize the coveted land. “Within the creaky walls and the overgrown lawn are dust-coated cabinets, ornate wallpaper, and fireplaces with coals preserved. Transformed by a collective of B

Nevercrew In Mardid, Spain

Nevercrew continues to explore their unique style’s potential with their latest mural. The Swiss street art duo recently completed “Offset” in Madrid, Spain for Urvanity Art Fair while exhibiting with Artrust gallery, according to a press release from the artists. With “Offset,” Nevercrew sharpens the sensibilities they’ve been practicing with their most recent body of work, which dutifully conducts “the search for artworks that could react directly to reality, to human action and to human infl

Alexis Kandra Defies Stereotype

Many artists talk the talk. With pensive eyes and a measured cadence, Alexis Kandra defies this stereotype. Her work speaks for itself, lilting in powerful tones that betray immense technical ability and an innovative eye for conceptual design. Kandra’s creations come stocked with dichotomies; they juxtapose oil paintings of the softer natural world against quantum physics’ precision. Kandra paints hyperrealistic animals and sets them atop stark space-time fields. She dedicated herself to paint

Mexican artists Said Dokins, Cix, and Spaik Bring Vibrancy to Maximum Security Penitentiary in Morelia, Mexico

I’m interested in beliefs. I’m interested in those beliefs that sit at the foundation of an individual’s character, where all corollary beliefs, perspectives, and in turn, personality traits spring from. I’m interested in lowest common denominators. In my experience discerning my own beliefs, a necessary function of growth, I’ve come to find that the strongest ones do not disintegrate under difficult circumstances. They may waver, but they don’t fall apart. If they do, they’re not beliefs but c

Our Own Top 15 Murals Of 2019

2019 was a pivotal year in our progressing world history, but then again, what year isn’t? Perhaps the most memorable advancements to be noted throughout the last year don’t lie in the problems that occupied our minds, like climate change, terrorism, or financial inequality. Perhaps, instead, the greatest change worth noting is our collective response to these issues. As long as the world exists, there will always be problems. This is an unfortunate yet persistent fact. As our species grows olde

Millo & Chekos’art for 167 Art Project 2019, Lecce, south Italy

167/B Street, a street art incubator based in Lecce, Italy, completed the third edition of their 167 Art Project at the turn of the decade. This prominent organization hosts a variety of interventions throughout their southern Italian city, perhaps most notably the Casalbate Street Summer Festival on which we reported in September 2018. The latest edition of the 167 Art Project employed the talents of two domestic artists who hail from the Apulian territory to breathe fresh energy into Lecce’s

In Conversation With Spanish Artist Ampparito

Spanish street artist Ampparito marches to the beat of his own creative drum, but doesn’t level criticisms against the artistic cadences of others. Ampparito’s bio explains that his work focuses on “subverting objects, meanings, and realities to generate new experiences or situations.” His results range “from the most absolute indifference to the deepest reflection, through disorientation or contemplation.” Ampparito recently, literally, turned art on its head with his work for Desire Lines, on

Catching Up With Polish Artist Someart

In June 2019, Estonia hosted Stencibility Street Art Festival in Tartu, its second-largest city. The festival’s website states that it sought to foster street art “in its most authentic quintessential definition.” Stencibility outlined the tenets of such a definition with their manifesto stating that that “(1) public space belongs to everyone who uses it (2) it is everyone’s duty to take care of it like you would in your own home (3) the purpose of street art is to enrich, not ruin, public space

Empowering Students To Become Innovators & Creative Thinkers Through Art

Not one of the artists we report on was born a fully-fledged creative. Their individual bodies of work stem from education, whether that education is experiential or formal. An early exposure to the arts is one of the greatest gifts you can give a child; it expands their minds and unlocks new insights that wouldn’t be achieved in other courses of study. However, because the arts have not been historically regarded as ‘practical’ compared with other subjects, instruction in this area often faces

2 Murals For Urban Myths In Minsk, Belarus

This month witnessed the completion of the massive “Future” Triptych in Minsk, Belarus. The project, initiated by Urban Myths, consists of “three huge murals on the walls of 12-story buildings near the wide road in Minsk, which is a kind of ‘gateway of the city’ on the west side,” according to a press release by the organization. “Three artists from three different countries will create their work based on their impressions of Belarus, which is now changing due to active youth and the developmen

Degrowth: A Negative Growth Of An Economy Or A Population

There is only one thing we can count on in this chaotic universe: nothing lasts forever. Nothing lives forever, keeps its shape forever, or even stays in the same place forever, because place is in many ways relative and even if one particle remains fixed, the things surrounding it shift, thus relatively altering its location. Following this logic, nothing grows forever. This is frightening when you consider the fact that our economy, our system that divvies out the resources necessary for life

Akumal Arts Festival 2019 Themes

This year, Akumal Arts Festival (AAF) invited 130 artists to adorn the town’s many surfaces with murals. In providing inspiration and guidance, they offered the formal theme ‘Climate Change,’ a fitting focus for a festival that takes place in town ripe with natural life. Some artists followed the guidelines, others came armed with their own muses. Parallels emerged from the activity throughout. Ultimately, the messages behind the murals of AAF are as unique as the styles that populated its offer

Of Women, By Women

Thursday, December 12th marks the beginning of Wendy Horwitz’s potentially ephemeral curating career, with the opening of “Of Women, By Women” at The Storefront Project. Horwitz, of relative Instagram fame for her documentation of NYC’s street art scene under the handle @love.from.nyc, told me this is the first show she’s ever curated, and it might be her last. “Who knows?” Horwitz laughed. “This show happens to be a passion project. It wasn’t even my idea. A year and a half ago, in the summert

Three Murals By Artez In Eastern Europe

This fall, street artist Artez toured Eastern Europe, completing three new murals in Belarus and Serbia. Artez, who originally hails from Serbia himself, took the opportunity to explore some new topics and techniques with his work. Fall is a time of transition, and only time will tell if these new attributes become permanent fixtures in the artist’s repertoire. First, Artez visited the Belarusian capital of Minsk to complete a large-scale mural titled “Precious Things” / “Freelance” for the cit

An Overview Of The Second Edition Of Akumal Arts Festival in Akumal, Mexico

November 11th, 2019 concluded the second edition of the annual Akumal Arts Festival (AAF) in Akumal, Mexico. By strict facts, the festival lasted four days and hosted over 130 international artists who painted murals, taught workshops, and participated in both an opening and closing ceremony. Weeks before I disembarked to cover the festival in person, its organizers had testified to the place’s singular magic. Once immersed in that atmosphere, I understood the subtle, yet meaningful attributes t

An Overview Of The Second Edition Of Akumal Arts Festival in Akumal, Mexico

November 11th, 2019 concluded the second edition of the annual Akumal Arts Festival (AAF) in Akumal, Mexico. By strict facts, the festival lasted four days and hosted over 130 international artists who painted murals, taught workshops, and participated in both an opening and closing ceremony. Weeks before I disembarked to cover the festival in person, its organizers had testified to the place’s singular magic. Once immersed in that atmosphere, I understood the subtle, yet meaningful attributes t

Self Reflection and Artistic Evolution: Gunnar Magnus

NYC-based fine artist Gunnar Magnus, a confidante and supporter of the local street art scene, will be showing his work this Sunday, November 24th, at Art Apple NYC. The Bushwick gallery is hosting its first annual ‘Friendsgiving’ group show. The Eventbrite page explains it is “an event where the local community and artists celebrate together what being a New Yorker is about,” featuring art by Magnus, Sorinn Lillico, Najee, Rodrigo Meireles & Gaia, Demetrios Zissiadis, Marie Jose Cima, and Dice

The Story Behind Evoca1’s Huge Mural in Erie, PA

Miami-based, Dominican-born street artist Evoca1 recently completed his latest mural in Erie, PA. Erie Arts & Culture facilitated this massive endeavor, which is the latest chapter in their mission to revitalize the urban landscape with fresh public art painted by world-class talent. Evoca1’s photorealistic mural occupies the towering residential complex of Methodist Towers, and depicts one of its own residents grinning with pure authenticity. Local news source Go Erie reported that the subject

L7Matrix In Moissy-Cramayel, France

Wall Street Art Festival completed this year’s annual edition September 2nd-6th. This year’s iteration of the event took place in Moissy-Cramayel, a small town located in Grand Paris Sud (GPS), France. The festival’s website explains that it “has welcomed street artists from all over the world since 2015,” to the region. It intends to “embellish the facades, [create] beauty [and] color, [and] promote exchanges between artists and residents.” Parisian gallery owner Gautier Jourdain provides artis

A Mural by Nevercrew On Human Act Of Compressing Nature Through Exploitation

Swiss street art duo Nevercrew have continued to elaborate upon their passionate exploration of nature and humanity with their latest work, titled “Tide.” The pair completed their newest mural earlier this month for the third edition of the Points Du Vue street art festival in Bayonne, France. They were the only representatives among the event’s impressive lineup to represent Switzerland. In a press release for their previous mural titled “Celsius,” completed in June, Nevercrew wrote that the p
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