Street Art

April 4, 2021

Vibrant Birds Spread Their Wings in Murals That Engulf the Sides of Buildings

Even when it's cloudy, residents of Buenos Aires can find a piece of the blue sky in Fio Silva‘s colorful murals. The Argentian artist decorates building facades with exquisite depictions of birds soaring through windy skies and leafy foliage. “I have always liked painting organic and moving figures,” Silva tells My Modern Met. “They represent a search for meaning that I was experiencing.

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December 30, 2020

Giant Tiger Mural Roars a Colorful Bouquet of Flowers and Glistening Gems

Mixed-media artist Naomi Haverland merges realistic portraiture with surrealist whimsy in her latest project. The Florida-based painter was commissioned by a business in Tampa to create a mural that would convey “diversity and empowerment.” After a few brainstorming sessions, Haverland proposed a magnificent tiger whose roar released a waterfall of flowers and sequins.

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October 28, 2020

Artist Transforms Abandoned Tanks in Kabul Into Colorful Works of Art

In Afghanistan, there are a number of deserted war tanks, stationed as a constant reminder of combat and violent conflicts. Luckily, Iranian artist Neda Taiyebi has stepped in and is finding another use for them. She has reimagined the abandoned vessels in Kabul, Afghanistan by adorning them with colorful motifs including fruits and flowers, as well as swirling geometric designs.

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October 5, 2020

Graffiti Artist “Drapes” Beautiful Lace Patterned Mural Across a Fashion Museum

Polish street artist NeSpoon is known for using lace to inspire her artwork. Her most recent mural explores the traditional lace of Calais in a grand painting splashed across the facade of the city's fashion and lace museum. Located in northern France, Calais was once a hub of lace making. In the early 19th century, British lacemakers escaping economic unrest and harsh patent taxes settled there.

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