Mexican street artist Curiot highlights the important lessons of folklore in colourful murals

Mexican street artist Favio Martinez, aka Curiot, is bringing symbols and legends of Mexican folklore, mystical and mythical creatures to light to illustrate the important lessons of myths. From Aztec prints to sugar skulls, the artist creates vibrant mythical beasts blending human and animal forms while alluding to a number of Mexican traditions including tribal art, the Day of the Dead, and various geometric designs. … Continue reading Mexican street artist Curiot highlights the important lessons of folklore in colourful murals

French artist Saype unveils new grass graffiti in Swiss Alps to symbolise the “building of a world with more solidarity”

French artist Saype, known for his biodegradable paintings, has taken to the Swiss Alps to create a painting to symbolise “the building of a world with more solidarity”. Guillaume Legros, better known as French artist Saype, latest work is entitled Beyond Crisis and shows a girl looking out towards the horizon with a chain of stick figures holding hands. The artwork was created on a … Continue reading French artist Saype unveils new grass graffiti in Swiss Alps to symbolise the “building of a world with more solidarity”

Native Visions — Graffiti Lux Art & More

Found this in a small underpass. The colours are gorgeous. Here’s the east side. It is very different from any other native street art I have found. There are a lot of faces on the west side. The faces are in organic things, like tree trunks. I have turtle love. Pics taken by Resa – […] via Native Visions — Graffiti Lux Art & More Continue reading Native Visions — Graffiti Lux Art & More

Nick Sider: Artist with an affinity for big cats creates hyperrealistic paintings that stretch “beyond what a photograph could capture”

Canadian artist Nick Sider has been fascinated by big cats since he was a child and his meticulous attention to detail in depicting the cat family on canvas is certainly something else. The self-taught artist, now based in New York, has become known for his hyperrealistic paintings that “extend beyond what a photograph could ever capture”, capturing the minutest detail of his subject matter. While … Continue reading Nick Sider: Artist with an affinity for big cats creates hyperrealistic paintings that stretch “beyond what a photograph could capture”

Visual artist David Alabo teams up with streetwear label Daily Paper to create “Afro-surrealist” inspired Tarot Card Capsule Collection

Ghanaian-Moroccan visual artist David Alabo – who is known for his “Afro-surrealism” artworks – has created a series of T-shirts adorning tarot card designs, which is part of streetwear label Daily Paper’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection. The Tarot Card Capsule Collection from the Amsterdam-based Daily Paper features David Alabo’s interpretation of The Magician, The High Priestess, The Hierophant, The Empress and The Emperor tarot cards in … Continue reading Visual artist David Alabo teams up with streetwear label Daily Paper to create “Afro-surrealist” inspired Tarot Card Capsule Collection

Origamist Robert Lang brings nature’s creatures and mythical creatures to life through paper

NASA researcher turned origami artist Robert Lang quit his scientific career almost 20 years ago to pursue his origami artistry full-time, creating classic nature-inspired designs in intricate detail. Robert Lang’s origami designs have led to real-life folding patterns that fit satellite dishes and receiving arrays into cylindrical NASA rockets and made airbags in some car designs more compact, practical and safe. Now the California-based artist’s … Continue reading Origamist Robert Lang brings nature’s creatures and mythical creatures to life through paper

Savage Beauty: Light artist Kari Kola transforms Ireland’s Connemara mountains with stunning colour and light display

Savage Beauty, an online art experience created by Finnish light artist Kari Kola, has transformed Ireland’s Connemara mountains in a spectacular display of colour and light. Kari Kola’s installation of 1,000 lights transforms a 5 kilometre-stretch of the mountain range in County Galway in a wash of vibrant pulsating colours, in what has been heralded by exhibition organisers, Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, as … Continue reading Savage Beauty: Light artist Kari Kola transforms Ireland’s Connemara mountains with stunning colour and light display

The Plastic Bag Store: Environmentally-conscious art installation creates replica foodstuffs from single-use plastics in New York

Single-use plastics have been used to create replica foodstuffs including sushi rolls, tomatoes, and bananas as part of a public art installation and immersive theatre show in New York’s Times Square. The public art installation by artist Robin Frohardt is known as The Plastic Bag Store. Coinciding with New York’s plastic bag ban which came into effect on 1 March, The Plastic Bag Store aims … Continue reading The Plastic Bag Store: Environmentally-conscious art installation creates replica foodstuffs from single-use plastics in New York

WOM Inspired Street Art Festival in Camberwell — Inspiring City

A street art festival from the Wom Collective took place over the weekend in Camberwell. Called WOM Inspired it combined an art exhibition with live painting and community workshops. The all female collective took over a space on Denmark Hill in Camberwell with the event also coinciding with International women’s day. We last featured the… via WOM Inspired Street Art Festival in Camberwell — Inspiring City Continue reading WOM Inspired Street Art Festival in Camberwell — Inspiring City

North Africa’s only tattoo academy teaching a centuries old tradition in Tunisia

National School Tunisia Tattoo, the only tattoo school of its kind in North Africa, is teaching contemporary tattooing in a country where the tradition has been practiced for centuries by indigenous Berbers or Amazigh peoples. The Tunis-based tattoo academy was founded by former engineer Fawez Zahmoul who began to learn tattooing in 2006 as a way to earn extra cash whilst living in Morocco. Over … Continue reading North Africa’s only tattoo academy teaching a centuries old tradition in Tunisia