“The Jungle” is a refugee camp in the French port city of Calais, the primary crossing point between England and France. It’s here that Banksy has revealed new artwork depicting the late Steve Jobs, founder of Apple and, as his piece highlights, the son of a Syrian migrant. The image is one in a series intended to change people’s misconceptions about the thousands of refugees living in the area. Infrastructure from Banksy’s recent “bemusement” park, Dismaland (previously posted about here), is also being used to help create emergency housing for migrants living in Calais. More images from “the Jungle” below.
LATA 65 is introducing older citizens of Lisbon to graffiti. With the help of established street artists, attendees of the workshop learn the history of street art, create their own stencils/tags, and are taken out into the city to make their mark. The project aims to create a sense of solidarity and dispel the assumptions that tend to surround street art and graffiti culture. More images of the participants and their work below.
Lisbon-based Portuguese street artist Odeith has been playing with perspective in his anamorphic artworks for over a decade now. These incredible pieces could easily be achieved with 3D software but there is just enough imperfection to reveal the artist’s hand and give the paintings an incredible energy. Love to come across one of these in person.
Lots more images below.