If you are familiar with Toronto, you will know that street art is nothing new to the city’s vibrant Kensington Market area but this is officially bananas (and carrots). A group of local volunteers known as the Toronto Public Space Committee painted the city’s first road mural in the middle of Baldwin Street. Continue reading →
Brooklyn-based photographer Justin Bettman is turning unwanted and discarded materials into alfresco living rooms in various cities around the world. Set in the Streetis a collection of elaborate living room sets erected in public space. After Bettman is finished shooting photos in the spaces, the sets are left up on the street, where passersby are invited to shoot their own photos. Continue reading →
The side of a freight truck, with its expansive surface space, has great potential for massive artistic expression. This becomes all the more clear as the Truck Art Project transforms these large vehicles into mobile galleries whose exteriors display contemporary paintings. The open road hosts these unconventional artworks, utilizing a network of trade transportation routes that roll across Spain and bring art to places where this type of unexpected work is rarely seen. Continue reading →
Banksy has graffitied an image of Apple founder Steve Jobs as a refugee at a camp in Calais, which was added to with materials left over from the street artist’s temporary theme park Dismaland. Continue reading →
Shepard Fairey unveiled his latest street art installation, dubbed “Earth Crisis.” The large sphere dangling between the first and second floors of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, is meant to draw attention to the global environmental crisis by coinciding with the world conference on climate change, COP21, in the same city. Continue reading →
“There’s more to Colombia than cocaine and coffee.”
Rey Garcia is a tour guide on a mission. In his eyes, street art is not only a legitimate art form worthy of a wider audience, but a valuable means of self-expression.
Street art is not illegal in Bogotá. The maximum penalty is akin to a parking ticket. And since relaxing restrictions in 2011, the city has seen its walls explode with color and creativity. Artists come from around the world to participate; an estimated 5,000 murals now cover the city, and new ones go up every week. Continue reading →
This past weekend in Toronto, concrete highway pillars were transformed into beautiful works of art at the Live Arts Festival organized by StreetArt Toronto. The StART Underpass Project invited over eighteen artists to animate the east side of Underpass Park, just south of Queen St E on River St.