Millie | 18-Jun-2013
Prolific artist Hyuro is back in Spain, quickly finishing a new absolutely stunning piece in Valencia. Executed in the well-known black and white colour style of the artist, the mural is full of philosophical and symbolic meaning and provokes various emotions. Exquisite drawings, combined with intense feelings and deep meaning- this new wall will not disappoint...
Millie | 17-Jun-2013
Spanish-based artist Hyuro, best known for her large street drawings in black and white adeptness, visited recently Denmark for a new solo show. For almost a month, Hyuro worked on what appears to be the largest mural in Copenhagen, (some 271 metre long wall). Named In/Between, the piece features the delicate but progressive transformation (battle of the opposites) of an elk, moving away from the light, into the dark, to the light again. To quote the artist: “In the battle of opposites, nobody wins and nobody loses. It’s just a cycle, just another one. A deer runs and disappears in the trees, the forest devouring it in its branches. You can’t win the race against time. The night will come first and bring its darkness, but Copenhagen can sleep peacefully. The sun will rise again in the morning and the deer will continue along his way...'' We are blown away by this piece. Have a look for yourself...
Millie | 16-Jun-2013
Leading off our summary of art on the streets this week is this new mural from D*Face in London. Utilizing references from Pop Art imagery, D*Face creates a signature a la Lichtenstein piece, named ''Guilty Pleasures''. Other notable walls come from Phlegm - Montreal, Canada, Blu and Ericalcane - Girona, Spain, Hyuro- Copenhagen, Denmark, Escif - Montreal, Canada, Alo- London, UK. Images via Stolen Space, Mural Festival, StreetArtNews
Carla Nizzola | 14-Jun-2013
Hang-Up meets with the artist Mark Powell in his Hackney Studio to chat about his Bic biro obsession, antique document collection and of course, his up coming show from 27 July to 1 Sept 2013
Millie | 13-Jun-2013
Capturing emotions, characters and simplified images of everyday objects on a large scale, is not something new or unusual. However, what makes Gary Hume's pop-influences images unique is the fact that they are boldly rendered in thick high gloss on aluminium panels. We visited the artist mid-career exhibition at the Tate Britain and were taken by Hume's almost institutional-looking colourful large scale depictions of birds, flowers, and figures; of the masterful balance between the figurative and almost pure abstract and the whole rich spectrum of emotions and nuances of feelings. Hume's glossy painted world is full of contradictions and dissonant combinations but it is a beautiful one. All images are © Gary Hume, courtesy of Tate Britain Below: Gary Hume, Young Mother and Child 2001. Cranford Collection. © Gary Hume
Millie | 11-Jun-2013
A master of transforming everyday often discarded objects, Brooklyn born artist RAE is well known for his three-dimensional installations in quirky placements and slightly naive and totem- looking, geometric ‘funny’ characters. The artist often uses shoe boxes, parts that fall off of cars found on the side of the road, hand- made signage. All that is crude, uneven and weathered is transformed into interactive pieces with playful attitude and wit. RAE's sculptures are often to be found on inaccessible places (e.g. atop lamp posts, etc). Installed more than 60, in NYC, and a few in London early this year, only a few survive and here are the newest and freshest of them. Brooklyn never looked that interactive ... All images are by RAE
Millie | 10-Jun-2013
It is always nice to see renowned Brazilian artists Os Gêmeos ( Portuguese for ''Twins'') put works on the streets. Their stunning distinctive collaborative style works both in the streets and on the white gallery walls and strikes with the intensity of colours (especially the yellow); the dreamy lyrical portraits and sardonic political images. Their new street works in Sao Paulo feature signature cynical colourful looters, spraying challenging politically charged messages such as '' Brazil show your face'' and ''“Erase art is to erase culture, erase culture is to disrespect the people''. See for yourself. Images © Os Gemeos
Millie | 10-Jun-2013
This week's review of art on the streets is led off by the newest ROA mural in Austrian town Linz. Painted for the Bubble Days Festival, the artist rendered a giant bird of prey sitting next to a skillfully depicted body of a wild goat, cut in half, all in signature monochrome shades. Other notable walls this week come from: DALeast in Bristol, as part of the Upfest Festival, Os Gemeos- Sao Paulo, Brazil, ZED1- Tuscany, Italy, Alice Pasquini- Weil am Rhein, Germany, Faith47- Vienna, Austria, Kislow- Vyksa, Russia.
Lucy Robinson | 09-Jun-2013
Joe Webb launches solo exhibition Pulp Friction.
Millie | 03-Jun-2013
French artist Seth, renowned for his impressive, distinctively colourful and a little na��ve characters is back in Paris, where he completes a series of large scale murals. The artist's new body of work features signature figures of children, interacting with the urban environment.
Check out the photos below. The Parisian streets have never looked that colourful and optimistic...
Images via Wonder Brunette
Millie | 03-Jun-2013
With the week now over, it is time for another roundup of street art from around the world. Our featured mural this week comes from German artist 'case', well known for his skilful photorealistic large scale overblown portrait and images. We haven't seen much of talented Case recently, but his new mural in Mannheim, Germany is a nice surprise, and hopefully a sign of things heating up for the artist. The piece strikes with the surrealistic colourful aesthetics of its characters, which creates a very unique fascination for the beholder. We like it a lot. Image via Case.
Other notable works that caught our eye and you should check below are from: Seth- Paris, France, Elbow Toe- NYC, USA, Nunca- Chichester and Dulwich, UK, Swoon- NYC, USA, Skount - Essen, Germany, El Mac x RETNA in San Diego, USA.
Lucy Robinson | 02-Jun-2013
Artist Whitney McVeigh will present new work at three locations in Italy this summer, during the 55th Venice Biennale and the Icastica International Art Fair in Arezzo.
Carla Nizzola | 29-May-2013
Hang-Up Gallery showcases the work of one of the UK's most exciting new talents in 'Pulp Friction'. Exhibition opens 8 June - 21 July 2013.
Millie | 27-May-2013
After completing an impressive piece in Denmark, with the cheeky name '' Blondes Have More Fun'', Australian artist REKA One paid London a short visit and our ''On The Streets'' this week feature his return. The new work, called ''Fallen Angel'' strikes with its subtleness and meticulous details; the dynamics and plasticity of the surreal characters and the fine blending of the colour palette. The piece simply stands out. Other worthy walls come from: Interesni Kazki in Lisbon, Portugal, HUSH in LA, USA, DALeast in Gaeta, Italy, Pablo Delgado and Phlegm in London, JR in Marseille, France.
Millie | 25-May-2013
When we think of JR, words like monumental, massive important and creative come to mind. His ongoing project '' Unframed'' is not an exclusion. JR turns the streets and walls of Marseille in a huge open gallery, organically connected with its community. Suddenly, la Belle de Mai in Marseille is transformed into a massive collective memory 'box', where personal memories from the inhabitants' family albums and unheard, untold stories finally come out. We are in awe with the beauty of ''Unframed'' Marseille. Check below for more images.
Millie | 19-May-2013
Another week-end and it is time to summarise the plethora of art on the street for you. At the top of the list is the newest mural from Spanish artist Escif in Villarreal, Spain. Well-known for his clever commentaries on consumerism, politics and society, his work '' The Enlightened Vandalism'' speaks volumes. Other worthy walls come from: RAE and Abel Macias in Bushwick, NYC, Hush in LA, ROA in London, REKA in Denmark, Claudio Ethos in Sydney, Remi Rough, Jaybo Monk, Derm, LX One, Carlos Mare and Steve More collaboration in Marrakech, Pablo Delgado and Faith 47-both in London.
Millie | 18-May-2013
ROA has been working non-stop over the last two weeks and after completing huge murals in London and Chichester (covered here: http://www.hangupurban.com/blog-post/roa-back-in-london) , he is back in London again. Completing a new mural (located at the side of Victoria Pub in Dulwich) and a few additional ones for the Art House, all part of the Baroque The Streets Festival, ROA found time to bring to life the grey walls of the South Bank Centre with some signature wild life in monochrome shades.
The new intricate works, especially the one located in South Bank, are a great examples of the artist success to juxtapose nature and urban environment. Check the photos below and see for yourselves.
Millie | 16-May-2013
After taking part in the Dulwich Art Festival in London, Australian artist James Reka, aka Reka One is now on the road again, off to Denmark for a new exhibition. While in Danish Aalborg, he managed to complete this new wall, named ''Silver Skies''. The mural features the artist signature bold colours, strong steady lines, and abstracted figure.
All images via Reka
Millie | 15-May-2013
If you don't look down or rather close enough, you would probably miss the little wondrous world, created by Mexican artist Pablo Delgado. Miniaturized cut and pasted portraits of people and animals, always emphasised with their painted shadows, Delgado's bizarre characters look surprisingly realistic and intent in their own life. Here are his newest pieces, part of the ''Baroque the Streets'' Festival in Dulwich. We love them!
Millie | 14-May-2013
South African artist Faith47, known for her exquisite visual storytelling and fascination with the beauty of abandoned places, is on a visit in London. Despite the rain, she quickly completed a few new walls. Check out more photos of Faith47's visit below.