May 24, 2016 14

A small village in Messenia becomes a street art attraction

Source: http://humansofkalamata.gr/index.php/kalamata/o-skitsofrenis-gia-ti-glyfada-messinias-to-xorio-ton-graffiti Glyfada, a small village near Pylos is probably the only place in Greece outside the cities that is literally a graffiti paradise. Skitsofrenis (real name Kostas Louzis) says that the initiative for this belongs to the local people that asked him to create something in the village square. The result impressed the villagers and […]

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February 23, 2016 zinn-1

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 […]

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February 22, 2016 Shamsia Hassani and El Mac, ‘Ho Chi Minh City’, 2012. Photograph by the Propeller Group

“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 […]

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February 4, 2016 street-art-dinfo-8

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 […]

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