Votan Henriquez: Street artist educating people about Native history through art

Native American street artist Votan Henriquez believes art is needed to educate our kids on indigenous peoples, their heritage and legacy of which has otherwise been omitted from history books used in schools. The Los Angeles native, who is of Mayan and Nahua roots, blends his knowledge of his ancestry, his experience of graphic design and art, and awareness of the issues facing native people … Continue reading Votan Henriquez: Street artist educating people about Native history through art

ATM talks to Inspiring City about his giant bird mural in Walthamstow

ATM has become well known for his giant classic paintings of birds. They’ve popped up all over London and indeed in spots around the rest of the country for the past few years and instantly attract attention wherever they are painted. This isn’t your more traditional street art, there are no spray cans, instead ATM […] via ATM talks about his giant bird mural on Coppermill … Continue reading ATM talks to Inspiring City about his giant bird mural in Walthamstow

Street artist ATM raises awareness of birds threatened with extinction

Street artist ATM is raising awareness of birds threatened with extinction with his spectacular murals of our winged friends on concrete walls in cities across London, Bristol and Madrid to name but a few. Around 1,439 bird species are now in serious decline across the world, including 67 species in Britain. For the London-based ATM, the contrast between nature and the urban environment is something that … Continue reading Street artist ATM raises awareness of birds threatened with extinction

Louis Masai’s Sixth Extinction exhibition explores endangered species in the US

London-based artist Louis Masai is spreading the message about endangered species through his brilliant, bold and colourful pieces of art. Whether that message is “downloaded” to viewers via Louis Masai’s murals of endangered species – such as bees, polar bear, blue whale, curlew, tiger, hummingbird, Sumatran Orangutan and Boeseman’s Rainbowfish – on walls across streets in New York, London and California, or his paintings in … Continue reading Louis Masai’s Sixth Extinction exhibition explores endangered species in the US

The Nomadic Community Gardens, London’s hidden artistic oasis

It’s been a year since we last featured the ever evolving feast that is the Nomadic community gardens which as its name suggests is a community project which can be found nestling behind Brick Lane on a patch of scrubland in between two railway lines. The resulting development of this space over the past few years […] via The Nomadic Community Gardens, London’s hidden artistic oasis … Continue reading The Nomadic Community Gardens, London’s hidden artistic oasis

Strook: Street artist embraces reclaimed wood to create wood graffiti murals

Street artist and graphic designer Strook has taken his affinity with reclaimed wood to new found heights with a stunning 30-ft high portrait of a female figure made entirely from the material. The gigantic mural, which now sits on the side of a high-rise building in Ostend, Belgium, is part of a collection of outdoor art created by various artists for the Crystal Ship Arts … Continue reading Strook: Street artist embraces reclaimed wood to create wood graffiti murals