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New Photorealistic Mural by ‘Smug’ on the Streets of Glasgow

This great new photorealistic mural from graffiti artist Sam Bates (aka Smug) popped up in Glasgow last week. The piece is just one of several wildlife-themed contributions by the artist over the last year as part of theGlasgow City Centre Mural Trail that began in 2008 to help rejuvenate the downtown area. You can watch Smug at work on this video from Spraying Bricks and see more of his work on Instagram. (via The Scotsman) Read more […]

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Quirky New Chalk Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor by David Zinn

Story via This is Colossal Michigan illustrator David Zinn  has brightened the streets of Ann Arbor with his off-the-wall (or technically on-the-wall) chalk drawings since 1987. The artist works with chalk or charcoal to create site-specific artworks that usually incorporate surrounding features like cracks, street infrastructure, or found objects. Over the years he’s developed a regular cast of recurring characters including a bright green monster named Sluggoand a “phlegmatic Read more […]

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“Art is stronger than war”: Afghanistan’s first female street artist speaks out – interview

Afghan artist boldly takes to the streets with a spray can and hope for a peaceful future. Shamsia Hassani, Afghanistan’s first female street artist, emerges as a spokesperson for women’s rights in Kabul. Art Radar spoke with the artist to find out more about visual arts in the post-conflict capital and her drive to prove art is stronger than war. Throughout history, Afghanistan has withstood various assaults from outside nations due to its prominent location amid Central Asia’s trade Read more […]

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Warped Street Art Portraiture by Stamatis Laskos

“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter,” said Oscar Wilde. “It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself.” Never has this quote seemed more true than while admiring the street art of Stamatis Laskos, a 29-year old Greek artist who lives and works in Athens. He creates warped portraits of friends and other everyday people (as well as the occasional animal) through Read more […]

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Murals of People Staring into Portals of Color by Seth Globepainter

Artist Julien “Seth” Malland aka Seth Globepainter has become known around the world for his vibrant murals of people, most frequently children, who appear to be sucked into colorful rainbow-like voids. The figures are usually facing away from the viewer, their attention completely swallowed by pools of dripping color revealed behind drab, urban facades. Seth has been active in the Parisian graffiti scene since the 1990s and has written or participated in several books over the last few years. Read more […]

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