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El Mac brings the streets to life 01

Graffiti artist El Mac brings the streets to life with his most amazing murals. From the urban scenes of the USA to Canada, Mexico, Italy, Germany, Amsterdam, Switzerland and recently in far-east places like Vietnam and Singapore, El Mac has made his mark and I’m sure people are happier for it. Like-minded artist Retna sometimes joins El Mac on his adventures. Have a look at some of his and their combined work after the jump. (more…)


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Iconic Banksy Art Gets Parodied with Famous Cartoon Characters

Banksy may have made a name for himself with his iconic street art, but Brazilian artist Butcher Billy is giving us a new take on the graffitist’s work with some equally iconic characters. Using a cast of well-known cartoon characters as his subjects—including Bugs Bunny, Rosie the Robot, Tweety Bird, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble—Butcher Billy playfully recreates Banksy’s politically-driven street art as whimsical renderings with a heavy dose of nostalgia. (more…)


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Street art in Er-Riadh, Tunisia

Everywhere you turn in Er-Riadh, there’s art. It’s everywhere. The ancient village on the Tunisian island of Djerba, has spent the last several months of high summer being slowly transformed from a sleepy, traditional little corner of North Africa that has never heard of street art, into a world stage for one of the most vibrant and ambitious street art projects ever imagined. (more…)


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A historic church in Washington D.C. re-painted and transformed by Hense

A historic church located in Ward 6 in Washington D.C. underwent a massive transformation thanks to up and coming contemporary artist, Hense. The building now stands as a vibran, colorful art installation exhibiting Hense’s abstract style and street art edge. Seemingly every inch of the structure’s exterior is marked with a series of varying colors, shapes, splashes and geometric accents. The large scale of the piece captivates viewers who marvel over the lively and fun building that had otherwise been unnoticed for years. (more…)


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Optical illusion Murals by Mehdi Ghadyanloo in Tehran, Iran 1

Mehdi Ghadyanloo is a visual artist from Tehran, Iran who creates murals that are part of the fabric of the city. Through the use of optical illusion, he portrays impossible scenes and gravity defying figures from radically altered perspectives. (more…)


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Alexandra Pacula paints what she sees while driving drunk at 100 mph

It’s almost as if Alexandra Pacula paints what she sees while driving drunk at 100 mph. “My work investigates a world of visual intoxication; it captures moments of enchantment, which are associated with urban nightlife,” says the New York-based artist born in Poland.
“I am fascinated by the ambiance of the city at night and its seductive qualities. The breathtaking turbulence of speeding vehicles and hasty pedestrians evoke feelings of wonder and disorientation. The vibrant lights become a magical landscape with enticing opportunities and promises of fulfillment.” (more…)


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Expose Hidden Portals of Color in Walls and Buildings - murals by 1010 1

Over the last year or so, German street artist 1010 created several of his fantastic spray paint portals in locations around Germany, Panama, and the United States. 1010 brings surprising layers of depth to drab facades and blank gallery walls by painting concentric layers of color. The artist most recently had a solo show at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco titled Limbus. (more…)


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