After a being unable to work on big projects for about a year due to health issues, El Mac is back on track and making up for the “lost time”. Last December he took part in an independent project together with his long time friend David ‘Grave’ Herrera, and painted new striking murals in Ciudad Juarez & El Paso.
Being based in that area for the short time in the 90s, the artist developed an appreciation for that boarder region and sensibility for all the violence, corruption and injustice that has plagued that region for the last near-decade. Both murals were based on his own photos that he took in 2012 during Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity (Caravana por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad), and were created with his unique technique using only aerosol and fatcaps.
In Ciudad Juarez he painted an “Juarense y Poderosa”, based on photos of a young woman who lost her mother to kidnapping. And in El Paso he created “Ánimo Sin Fronteras”, based on photos of a man whose son was disappeared by corrupt police. In artist’s eyes both of these individuals represent countless others who’ve lost and suffered in recent years.
John ‘CRASH’ Matos has been working on this project for a little while now… And here it is, a spray-painted Ferrari F430 in his trademark style.
Aussie artist, SMC3 has just dropped a new video of his latest mural at Sydney’s rad Marlowe’s Way bar, we’re loving the Suicidal Tendencies soundtrack.
See more of his work HERE
Bristol bad boys, Weapon of Choice, present Nikill’s solo show at Red Bull studios, London.
For a young’un, this young gun’s been painting free-flowing pieces that explore the depths of the cosmos, unconscious or stripped back-to-basics rhythm and flow.
This new body of work marks a change of direction for Nikill, with a more rigid, graphic angle, combining a sense of freedom with order. Laser-cut lines contrast sharply with freeform colours in these fresh pieces.
The show runs until Wednesday 10th April at Red Bull Studio, London
155-171 Tooley St, SE1 2JP.
Our favourite bearded Bristolian, 45RPM has been let loose on an aeroplane.
We’re not quite sure how this happened, but it did.
More of his work here:
Bad boy Alex Fakso snaps stuff that most people never even see.
Our man DSCREET made this video about him, it’s proper good.
He’s made books and everything:
Vexta is one of the most interesting artists to come out of Australia. She was picked up by some guy called Banksy to feature in his ‘Cans’ Festival and subsequent film, Exit Through The Gift Shop. Recently, while every other wannabe was shamelessly networking at Miami Basel, Vexta was over on the other side of the world, working hard at India’s first Contemporary Art Biennale. Despite some near catastrophic events and a very temperamental internet connection, we managed to connect with her for a few words while she painted…
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All that lovely paint…
Days is one of the sickest artists out there with a spraycan; wildstyle is in his blood, along with a healthy dose of irreverence, a love for hip hop, original graffiti culture and classic cars. We managed to pull in an interview with him as he prepares for his entry into the upcoming Sidewayz show…
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Northern paint monkey, Chu, has decided, in some small part of his aerosole-addled brain, that painting the worlds first 3d graff piece, by hand, would be fucking awesome.
We have to agree and can’t wait to check this shit out tonight.
Check out the private view tonight at Cordy House (Curtain Rd, in that there trendy Shoreditch) and every Saturday and Sunday til 24th November.