10.03.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Lauren YS

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Some recent work from my homie Lauren YS. More drawings and paintings below.

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18.02.16 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2016 Mural Recap

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Mural by Audrey Kawasaki

All the images in this post were shot by the hardest working guy I know, Brandon Shigeta. From what I understand this image above was Audrey Kawasaki’s first mural ever!* So many amazing walls at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii art festival. Have a look at more below.

*EDIT – it is not her first mural, but it’s her first large-scale outdoor mural.

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07.12.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Fintan Magee

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Epic murals by Australian street artist, Fintan Magee. See more images below!

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05.11.15 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Japan: Event Recap

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I spent the last couple weeks of October out in Tokyo to be a part of the first-ever Pow! Wow! Japan event. Met so many amazing people, some whose work I’d followed for years (like Dave Kinsey), and all the art produced was incredible. This event continues to prove to me that the truly talented people in this world are all the friendliest too.

This enormous 12-storey mural above was painted by Case (who you might remember from our film, Heavy Dreamers) and it was kind of insane because he was only allowed to use the lift until about 3pm everyday because a bus had to park below. Not sure how he finished it in time but I believe he spent 47 hours on it total. He gets the award for largest mural in the history of the Pow! Wow! event.

Case and several other artists have travelled onto Taipei for the first of three city stops in Pow! Wow! Taiwan and many more have joined them.

Lots more images from Pow! Wow! Japan below.

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13.07.15 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Long Beach Recap

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In June, a handful of artists from around the world descended on California for Pow! Wow! Long Beach. I took a few photos of the artists in action, and Brandon Shigeta documented the finished walls. Have a look below.

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27.03.15 by Jeff

POW! WOW! SXSW

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This past year the mural arts festival known as Pow! Wow! grew leaps and bounds, hosting their largest event yet, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and launching a satellite event in Taipei, Taiwan.

This month they continued their rapid expansion by partnering with SXSW and SprATX to bring some mural artists to the city of Austin, Texas. Rone (seen above), Tatiana Suarez, Kamea Hadar, Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeff Gress, Ana Maria, and Meggs were among the attending artists.

More photos (shot by Brandon Shigeta) below.

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06.03.15 by Jeff

Mural Recap: Pow! Wow! Hawaii

james-jeanMural by James Jean

There were so many incredible murals painted at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii event. It’s impossible to the fully appreciate these works without seeing them in person so maybe you’ll have to fly out to Honolulu and find them.

All the images in this post were painstakingly shot by Brandon Shigeta, who had to wake up extremely early (and also wait around for hours) to catch some of these without cars blocking them. He’s one of the hardest working people at this event every year.

I hope people in Honolulu realise how special this is; Vancouver is dying for something like this. Keep in mind, this post doesn’t even include all the work that was produced this year!

etam-1Mural by Sainer and Bezt (Etam Cru)

 

case-maclaim-smith-one-1Mural by Smithe and Case

 

doz-green-2Mural by Doze Green

 

eaton-1Mural by Tristan and Matt Eaton

 

crytik-1Mural by Cryptik

 

esao-aaron-horkeyMural by Esao and Aaron Horkey

 

ernestMural by Ernest Zacharevic

 

fafi-1Painting and flower installation by Fafi

 

heuman-1Mural by Hueman

 

hot-tea-3 One of many many yarn pieces by Hot Tea

 

katch-1 Mural by Katch

 

kevin-lyons-1 Mural by Kevin Lyons

 

mark-dean-veca-1Mural by Mark Dean Veca

 

dfaceMural by D*Face

 

reach-debeMural by Reach and Debe

 

severMural by Sever 

 

tatunga-and-lolo-ysMural by Lauren YS and Tatiana Suarez

 

vincent-di-nguyen Mural by Vincent Di Nguyen 

 

woes-nosego-1-(1) Mural by Woes, Nosego, Sainer, Lauren YS, Caratoes, Boykong

 

wooden-waveMural by Matt and Roxy Ortiz

 

12.01.15 by Jeff

Mind-Bending Anamorphic Graffiti Illusions by Artist Odeith Appear to Float in Mid-Air

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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.

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05.09.14 by Jeff

Forest For The Trees: Murals in Portland

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Portland got a little more colour recently, as they were blessed with a few new murals during the Forest For The Trees festival. More images below.

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