Calligraffiti artist eL Seed bridging the gap between communities, challenging perceptions, and promoting peace and unity

French-Tunisian street artist eL Seed is bridging the gap between communities, challenging stereotypes, and promoting messages of peace and unity with “calligraffiti”. Calligraffiti, a style of street art that fuses graffiti with Arabic calligraphy, has become eL Seed’s chosen medium to get messages out there into the public domain. Using calligraphy as a tool to build bridges all over the world, whenever el Seed works … Continue reading Calligraffiti artist eL Seed bridging the gap between communities, challenging perceptions, and promoting peace and unity

Murals in Madrid by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada focus on the Amazon — Inspiring City

Two new murals from Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada have appeared in Madrid. The new pieces feature themes of climate change and the fight of indigenous people to save their lands. Gerada choosing once again to use his art in order to draw attention to social issues and the rights of minorities. The murals have in part been… via Murals in Madrid by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada focus on the Amazon … Continue reading Murals in Madrid by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada focus on the Amazon — Inspiring City

Meltdown: Exhibition emphasises the changing global climate and the importance of glaciers

A series of artworks emphasising the changing global climate and the importance of glaciers is currently on display at London’s Horniman Museum. The temporary exhibition, entitled Meltdown, aims to emphasise the importance of glaciers in a scientific, illustrative and dramatic way. The show features work from every relevant continent, leading the viewer on a journey in three chapters – The Importance of Glaciers, Current Issues … Continue reading Meltdown: Exhibition emphasises the changing global climate and the importance of glaciers

Morocco’s first artisan-run store to open in Fes in 2020 — Anou Blog

We launched Anou many years ago in order to rethink how the craft economy in Morocco should work. What has become increasingly clear since those early days is that to create a craft economy that works for all artisans we would eventually have to rethink the role of retail as well. Now after a year […] via The Artisan’s Store — Anou Blog Continue reading Morocco’s first artisan-run store to open in Fes in 2020 — Anou Blog

South African urban artist Sonny’s life-like paintings and murals capturing the true essence of the animal kingdom

Urban artist Sonny – known for his giant murals of endangered species adorned on walls worldwide – has created a new series of animal paintings which seek to explore themes of tribal connection and ancient wisdoms. Putting tigers, a lion and an ape within the context of their natural environment, the Johannesburg-based artist has a deep interest in ancient traditions, tribal relics and heritage where … Continue reading South African urban artist Sonny’s life-like paintings and murals capturing the true essence of the animal kingdom

Sculptor Brian Mock creates life-size animal sculptures from recycled metals

Self-proclaimed “metal evolutionist” Brian Mock is turning scrap metal into beautiful and intricate sculptures of animals, musical instruments, people, and even a deity. The Aloha-based sculptor spent his young life drawing, and much of his adult life painting and wood carving, before his creative passions turned to sculpting with recycled metal in the 1990s. Brian Mock then taught himself how to weld, and he has … Continue reading Sculptor Brian Mock creates life-size animal sculptures from recycled metals

Best Christmas graffiti and street art murals  — Street art and graffiti magazine

Christmas graffiti and street art murals. We’ve selected some of the coolest Christmas walls from around the World. Enjoy, share and spread the love! The post Best Christmas graffiti and street art murals appeared first on Street art and graffiti magazine. via Best Christmas graffiti and street art murals  — Street art and graffiti magazine Continue reading Best Christmas graffiti and street art murals  — Street art and graffiti magazine

Exhibition Review: Buddhism, The British Library, London

The British Library’s new exhibition, Buddhism, sees the “world’s most comprehensive research collection” delve into its own vaults to provide a visual account of the Buddha and his teachings. What visitors are treated to is a collection of rare and colourful scrolls, painted wall hangings, embellished folding books and gold plates from Thailand, Nepal, Burma, China, Japan, and India. Exhibited in a room decorated in … Continue reading Exhibition Review: Buddhism, The British Library, London

Eva Bracamontes: Female street artist empowering women in her native Mexico through symbolic murals

Mexican artist Eva Bracamontes creates eye-catching murals of women and young girls – who know exactly who they are and are proud of who they are – powerfully rich in colour, symbology, nature, wildlife and divine feminine energy. The graphic designer and street artist’s colourful artworks sees characters of native Mexican, African, Caribbean, Indian and Mixed-race descent in their element among the elements, nature and … Continue reading Eva Bracamontes: Female street artist empowering women in her native Mexico through symbolic murals

Ackroyd & Harvey: British art duo developing portraits with grass

British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey create art with the environment in mind and use materials found in nature, most notably grass. The art duo create unique grass portraits, which are created by exposing plots of seedling grass to light through a custom-made negative, making the grass grow in different shades, from yellow to green. Where the light falls the grass produces the green pigment … Continue reading Ackroyd & Harvey: British art duo developing portraits with grass