Gr@phik Dezign by Shok1
Elvis Presley had millions rocking and swinging to his music. Despite the undeniable influence there were skeptics who saw a different picture. In the words of Little Richard, “He was an integrator…they wouldn’t let black music through. He opened the door for black music.” In the same vein, in the words of Sammy Davis Jr, “There was something just bordering on rudeness about Elvis. He never actually did anything rude, but he always seemed as if he was just going to. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate him eleven.” Miami based artist Pete Kirill might be of the latter opinion when it comes to the King of Rock and Roll. His latest mural makes a statement about how Elvis was influenced by black music, and then in turn Rock and Roll influenced Hip-Hop. Take a closer look at the images below.
“Love and Luck” is Hugh Leeman’s newest 15′ x 22′ oil painting and participatory installation at SOMArts in San Francisco. The piece is a meditation on relationships, and according to the artist a meditation on his relationship with my father, and his friend, homeless street musician Blue.
Check out Jesse Harris‘ recently completed large scale public mural in Toronto. According to project co-coordinator Cooper Cole Gallery, “this mural project titled “You’ve Changed” was completed in October of 2012″ and “provides a positive message to [Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto] patients as well as comments on the rapid gentrification and changing face of the West Queen Street West neighborhood.” If you’re in Toronto you need to check this out. The mural is located at 1075 Queen Street West, adjacent to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.
It’s all in the process. Ask any artist. It’s what seperates Warhol from Basquiat, Jeff Koons from Kehinde Wiley and so on and so on. I got an opportunity to witness and document Miami based painter Corinne Stevie‘s process as she finished up her massive mural for the Little Havana Connection. Take a closer look at some of the images and a nicely edited video she posted as well.
The thing about getting lost in Wynwood, Miami’s street art hub, no matter how far you stray off the path if you pay attention to the markers, a Ron English mural here, a TMNK tag there, you’ll always find your way home. But why would you want to leave?
Greg Mike took to his blog to announce the recent completion of his latest mural. Known for his collaborations with brands such as Freddy Jones and artists like Donnis, this time the Atlanta based artist and designer collaborated with New Belgium Brewery for a vibrant mural outside their space in the Little Five Points area of Atlanta.
Street art is a dangerous game. If you aren’t worrying about authorities, it’s your contemporaries, so being precise and stark is just part of the job description. Internationally known street artist Gabriel Specter has all that covered.
Every now and then I stumble upon a piece of art that stops me dead in my tracks. That happened during my recent trip to Atlanta. While walking downtown, I came across this piece by an artist who’s still unknown to me. Needless to say, I was dumbfounded. I stopped for at least ten minutes to marvel and take photos at the massive piece. This is what Street Art is about.
Most of the time Malarky can be found putting vibrant colors on the cold gray streets of London. The rest of the time you can find him, cold beer in hand, painting a truck with popping reds, yellows and pinks under the piercing sunshine of Barcelona. No matter where in the world Malarky is, the artist takes it as a challenge to beautify the world with his vibrant style. And wall after wall we can’t help but see the brilliance in his street art. Take a closer look at Malarky’s work after the jump. Continue reading Street Brilliance: Around The World With Malarky
I’ve been telling you guys to pay attention to your surroundings for a while now. It’s not as expensive as those Yeezy’s you’ve been fawning over and it just may save your life. Case in point, I walked past this installation on Nelson Street in the Castleberry Hills Art District in Atlanta almost everyday as I went to work on my mural for this year’s Art, Beats & Lyrics urban art showcase.
Italian artist Mauro Fassino, recently sent us these images of this creative art installation he recently completed in Trento in the Northeast area of Italy. The piece is entitled BIOmorphing, and is the result of the national competition “Science en plein art.”
I saw this dope mural while in the Little Five Points area of Atlanta, GA a week ago. I’m really enjoying Adult Swim and their approach to art & design.
Italian Architect and painter Mauro Fassino sent us these images of his recently completed mural. The massive piece of a pigeon sitting on a ledge he painting into the structure can be found in his hometown of Turin. The piece is the result of an international competition organized by the Foundation ContradaTorino Onlus, a non-profit organization established in 2008 at the initiative of the Municipality of Turin, the Turin University and the Foundation San Paolo Bank. The piece is part of a larger project involving a block in Turin called Spina 3, which is undergoing a strong redevelopment.
Toronoto based artist Li-Hill is at it again. He is putting his expertise with spray paint, screen printing and graffiti for this awesome indoors mural he recently created. Take a closer look at this time lapse video of the project below.
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