Artist Joshua Vides making real-life objects appear as simple, black and white sketches. His ongoing experiments in Op Art went crazy when you see Air Jordan 1s, basketball hoops, street signs embellished in white paint with black sharpie lines drawn by hand. For Joshua’s next illusion, he took over The Seventh Letter Gallery in Los Angeles, California last week to present his new exhibit titled “Reality to Idea.”
To present their recent fragrance for men YSL Beauté asked the renowned Russian calligraphy master Pokras Lampas to set a performance during their Moscow leg of the international Y campaign. The challenge was not new for Pokras - 2 Hours, 5 Meters "Y" letter and 1 Artist in made his own epic #calligrafuturism manner
"Trevor Wheatley and Cosmo Dean work together to create large installations based around phrases and logos that are part of the common lexicon. Casually used terms like “all good” and the shrug emoji take on larger-than-life dimensions in the duo’s three dimensional versions, which are suspended from cables, integrated into chain link fences, toted in truck beds, and painted alongside graffiti. Wheatley and Dean have partnered with music festivals, fashion brands, and the creative house Justkids to install their work. Up next, the artists will be embarking on a trip to Mexico to create new paintings in rural areas." via Colossal
Chubby Hearts Over London is a design project conceived by Anya Hindmarch as a love letter to London and supported by the Mayor of London, the British Fashion Council and the City of Westminster.
Starting on Valentine's Day and continuing throughout London Fashion Week, giant chubby heart balloons will be suspended over (and sometimes squashed within) London landmarks as a declaration of love to the city. The balloons will disappear each evening and appear again in a different location the next day.
P.s. This might remind "Red Ball" project by Kurt Perschke to some of you
Talented artist we follow for ages Matt W. Moore shared his latest project done later last year at Art Basel Miami 2017. It is a 1st Chapter of a special collaboration with Remi Martin that lead to basketball court design during the art fair at 'The W' South Beach Miami.
Perm-based Russian street artist Aleksey Ilkaev better known as ilkaif and was quite famous locally for his significant "sad face" graffiti he placed around the town since 2011. The story of his "sad faces" based on Ural's poetics and romanticised harshness of life in the region.
"For the last few months, New Yorkers have been treated to an unexpected sight during their daily commutes as random trash cans around the city have been converted into overflowing bouquets of colourful flowers. The temporary installations dubbed “Flower Flashes” are the idea of floral designer Lewis Miller Design who utilise a mixture of post-event flowers and fresh stock to create the displays on street corners or around statues, reminding us somewhat of Geoffroy Mottart’s installations in Brussels. You can see more of Lewis Miller’s work on Instagram. " via Colossal
Dmitri Aske, a multidisciplinary Russian artist, has had a large solo show in Moscow RuArts Gallery. The exhibition entitled Through The Mist, which lasted from November, 2 till December, 2, included 24 plywood relieves created in the artist’s unique technique and 4 middle-sized plywood sculptures. Dmitri had worked on the series for nine months.
According to the artist, the title of the show describes the life of modern people who try to find their own way wandering through the informational mist. The characters of all the artworks exist in the state of uncertainty, doubts, second thoughts, anxiety concerning past and future, which lies behind the white noise of our digital age.
Dmitri Aske is a versatile Moscow artist and one of the main figures behind the Russian urban contemporary art movement. He started his career in 2000 from writing graffiti, later moving to graphic design and illustration. In mid-2000s, Dmitri had collaborated with Nike, Reebok, PlayStation, and the like making different art objects and graphics. He also used to be an Edior-in-Chief of one of the first Russian graffiti magazines and a co-founder of a street wear brand. Since 2015, Aske has dedicated himself full-time to art, creating plywood tile relieves, sculptures, and painting murals. In 2016, according to the InArt research, he was named 4th by the sum of auction sales among the young Russian artists. Apart from working in the studio, Dmitri runs an online magazine vltramarine.ru, as well as gives lectures on graffiti and street art.
Photography: Denis Bychkovskiy / @denbych
France-based street artist Mantra has been unveiling a series of trompe l’oeil murals that convert the facades of commercial and residential buildings into larger-than-life butterfly display cases in Spain, Austria, France, and Bogota. Seen here are a few pieces from the last year, but you can explore a bit more on Facebook
Polish artist, BEZT (Etam Cru) has a show opening on Saturday in New York at SPOKE NYC, curated by Los Angeles-based gallery, Thinkspace. “Beautiful Mistakes” showcases BEZT ‘s melancholic storytelling through a series of paintings and drawings. He’s largely known for his massive murals painted with Sainer, the other half of the Etam Cru duo, so it’s only fitting that in addition to the exhibition, BEZT will be painting his first mural in New York City.
“Beautiful Mistakes” – a solo show by BEZT (Etam Cru)
Opening Reception: October 21st, 6 – 10 pm
On view: October 21st – November 5th, 2017
SPOKE NYC – 210 Rivington St. New York, NY 10002
Yekaterinburg based street art team Stenograffia ain't happy with abandoned Soviet cars left by their owners all around the city. Having no regrets but spray cans and spare hands they decided to "cut off" old clutters from the streets in the way every designer will approve.
"French design and photography agency Ill-Studio and fashion brand Pigalle have redesigned and repainted the Paris Duperré basketball court, with support from Nike. The court is squeezed between buildings in a Parisian suburb on Rue Duperré, and became internationally renowned in its previous guise, painted in graphical blocks of primary colours."
Mass is a site specific installation project by Carson Davis Brown about creating visual disruptions in places of mass (to date: big-box stores, super-centers, etcetera.). At an intersection between Street Art and Land Art, installations are made without permission, using found materials within the retail landscape.
The works are made, photographed, then left to be experienced by passersby and ultimately dissembled by location staff. Photo documentation of Mass works are initially exhibited in a consumer landscape. Printed, framed (in unsold frames) and exhibited in-stores; all without permission.
French artist David Mesguich has been pushing the boundaries between street art and fine art by creating monumental geometric sculptures that he puts within urban settings. For his most recent project, the artist created a ten meters high sculpture called ‘Lucie’ representing a little girl drawing a sun in the sky that has been installed in Poznan, Poland.