New Street Art Illusion in Brisbane

Brisbane-based street artist Fintan Magee (see previous work here) has just put up an arresting new piece in his hometown called Felix Backstroke. In what we believe to be a tribute to Felix Baumgartner’s daring skydive through space, the suited up figure is seen performing the backstroke in a puddle of water (or sky). Love the anamorphic nature of this. It really does seem like he’s floating.

Update: We got in touch with Fintan and asked him the meaning behind the recent work. “The piece is a picture of Felix Baumgartner swimming backstroke. It was intended as a humorous piece and I wanted to highlight that, although his jump was an amazing achievement, it was also kind of absurd. That being said I am definitely envious of Felix.

“It is painted on an abandoned old folks home in Brisbane so the site is also important, a lot of my work aims to highlight and draw people into to broken and forgotten places.”

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January 17, 2017

Former Industrialized Area in Belgium Transformed Into Futuristic Eco-Village

Belgian ecological designer Vincent Callebaut is a master of green sustainable architecture. With his new conceptual project, he creates yet another environmentally sensitive fantasy land, this time transforming Brussels’ historic Tour & Taxis. The resulting concept is a sleek, futuristic eco-village that any young professional would love to call home. As a former industrial site, Tour & Taxis was once a symbol of the golden age of Industrialization, and its approximately 100 acres (40 hectares)

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January 17, 2017

Liberating Portraits of Ballerinas Elegantly Dancing in the Streets of Cairo

Like many dance photographers, Mohamed Taher has a knack for beautifully capturing the body in motion. His interest in movement is evident in his Ballerinas of Cairo series, and the captivating collection of photos also serves a more poignant purpose: it helps women fight sexual harassment and reclaim the city’s streets. After learning about the Ballerina Project, an ongoing series that documents dancers in urban settings across the globe, Taher was inspired to carry out a similar undertaking in the Egyptian capital.

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