Street Art

July 3, 2018

Street Artist Hand Paints Ancient Ornamental “Carpets” on City Sidewalks

A post shared by Ali (@arthur_louis_ignore) on Jul 2, 2017 at 9:37am PDT Interested in tracing the “evolution of ornaments across the history of art,” French street artist Arthur-Louis Ignoré—known also as Ali—inventively incorporates ancient motifs into his graffiti. In a recent series called Carpet, Ali covers overlooked pavements in France and Finland with patterned painted “rugs.

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June 20, 2018

Massive Graffiti Exhibition Examines Street Art By Bringing It Indoors

In 2011, MOCA's Art in the Streets broke attendance records for its exhibition filled with work by street art luminaries like Banksy and Os Gemeos. Seven years later, a new exhibition spread over more than 40,000 square feet is building on that legacy and exploring the world of graffiti and street art. Beyond the Streets, curated by graffiti historian and Exit Through the Gift Shop co-producer Roger Gastman, is a celebration of this dynamic modern art movement.

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May 18, 2018

Street Artist Creates Multi-Layered Typography Puzzles With Hidden Messages

British street artist Peter Preffington aka Pref plays with perception through his multi-layered, 3D graffiti. Using a range of modern and traditional typefaces, he visualizes popular sayings and expressions in his distinct overlapping style. While these typography murals might seem difficult to decipher at first, it’s this unique style that helps draw the viewer in.

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April 9, 2018

Busy City Street in Santiago Is Turned Into a Colorful Pedestrian Promenade

The city of Santiago, Chile has recently turned one of its most busiest streets into colorful urban art with a project titled Paseo Bandera. Opened on December 21, 2017 and designed by Chilean visual artist Dasic Fernández, the entire 35,500-square-foot floor mural sprawls across almost four blocks and three sections. Located next to the city’s government palace and main square, Bandera Street had been closed to traffic while the Santiago Metro was under construction.

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