Some recent murals by Israel-based artist Klone, who describes this series of work as an exploration of personal topography. See more below.
Located in his home town of Brussels, Belgian artist Jonathan Pauwels (aka Jaune) creates a series of small-scale street interventions featuring the antics of mini sanitation workers that ingeniously incorporate their immediate surroundings. See more images below.
The Vancouver Mural Festival started this week which means, for the second consecutive year, thousands of square feet of wall space in our city will be covered in murals by local and international artists! You may have already spotted the beginnings of new murals all around Mount Pleasant and Strathcona.
If you’re in Vancouver tonight make sure you drop in for the special VMF edition of SNAG (live painting / art raffle) featuring a ton of talented artists (the most artists they’ve ever hosted for a SNAG). Admission for the event is free!
Thursday night is the giant Vancouver Mural Festival group exhibition at BAF curated by artist Drew Young. The artwork above, by artist Tyler Keeton Robbins, is just one of the many great pieces in what is essentially a nice appetizer for the street party Saturday, when we get to walk around and absorb the 50+ large scale murals!
For a full list of Vancouver Mural Festival events head over HERE. See more works from the group exhibition at BAF, as well as a full list of the 2017 muralists below.
Artist Kamea Hadar has just completed what is now the largest portrait in the state of Hawaii; a 14-story mural of Hina, the Hawaiian Goddess of the moon. Under the guidance of another artist John Hina aka Prime, Hadar’s work continues to explore a modern-day form of mo’olelo or ancient Hawaiian storytelling.
See more images (all shot by photographer Andrew Tran) of the massive mural below.
Rone continues his exploration of doomed and abandoned spaces with his latest immersive exhibition. “The Omega Project” sees the Melbourne-based artist setting up shop in a condemned suburban cottage in his hometown. Granted access and free rein before it’s torn down, Rone has filled the early 1900s weatherboard house with his signature ‘Jane Doe’ portraits. He also teamed up with interior stylist, Carly Spooner, to recreate the archetypal interiors, furthering the jarring mix of beauty and destruction particular to the experience of street art. As Rone explains:
“The concept of creating something beautiful within the context of decay and decline is central to the experience of any street artist. As is the idea that whatever you create might be gone the next day. For the artist, street art is all about embracing that transience and impermanence. And for the audience, it’s about seeing it (and taking photos of it) while you can”
Click here to check out the incredible 3D tour created by Phoria as well as more images and video below. While the exhibition starts July 22 and runs until the end of the month, the exact location will only be disclosed via email tomorrow morning to those who RSVP!