Barcelona recently hosted a group of international artists for the Openwalls Conference, a street art festival featuring Alexis Diaz, Madsteez, M-city, Escif, Joao Lelo, Pastel, 310, Spogo and Kenor. While the above-mentioned artists created murals across the city’s historical architecture, artists such as Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada gave lectures and hosted workshops. The murals were diverse and included illustrative styles (such as Escif and Alexis Diaz’s pieces) as well as colorful abstraction (see Kenor and Joao Lelo’s work). Photographer Fernando Alcala captured the highlights of the event.
Uninspired by the lack of public art in their home town of Aalborg, a mid-sized Danish city, Lars Bonde and Mads Mulvad curated We AArt, the first art festival focused exclusively on murals in Denmark. The fest brought out many diverse talents from different corners of Europe. In our first update, you’ll find a large-scale mural by Aryz, who is known for expressing his illustrative style on monumental walls. Also hailing from Spain, Kenor created an abstract wall alive with neon colors and Escif painted a mural with neatly compartmentalized depictions of people and objects that evoke’s a traveler’s sketchbook. Stay tuned for more murals from Interesni Kazki, Alexis Diaz, Don John and Jaz, whose walls are still in progress as we speak.
Inside a run-down building off Berlin’s Nollendorfplatz, an area known historically for both its gay culture and punk community, 12 artists from eight countries (Fernando Chamarelli, João Ruas, Alexis Diaz (La Pandilla), NoseGo, Word to Mother, Curiot, Low Bros, Andrew Schoultz, Glenn Barr, C215, Dabs Myla, and JBAK) worked for two days to create original artworks for the facades and windows of the currently unused site (exciting news about the future of this space to come).
There was no escaping the madness that was Miami Art Week. While collectors and art fans alike were inside taking in all of the fairs and staying dry, more street artists than ever before descended upon the Wynwood area to leave their mark. Heavy rains and wind posed a challenge for most, but that could not keep artists like D*Face, Twoone, Nychos, Tristan Eaton, Boxhead, 1010, Caratoes, and countless others from killing several large-scale walls and collaborations. Take a look at our highlights from Wynwood after the jump!
Founded by Yasha Young of arts platform Urban Nation Berlin, Project M/ goes beyond the idea of a traditional gallery, utilizing the exterior walls, street-facing windows and building interior of the Berlin art space for murals, installations and studio artwork. For its latest incarnation, M/4, Urban Nation Berlin invited Andrew Hosner of LA gallery Thinkspace to curate the huge group show “LAX/TXL” featuring an extensive roster of big names and noteworthy up-and-comers in New Contemporary art, street art and beyond: Yoskay Yamamoto, Brett Amory, Amy Sol, Andrew Hem, Nosego and dozens more.