French pair Ella & Pitr once again tackle a topical social issue in their latest major mural. At more than 150 feet high, “Le Naufrage de Bienvenu (The Sinking of Welcome)” tells of a refugee seeking passage between the mountains on either side of Piney’s dam in the Valley of the Gier in Loire. Ella & Pitr were last featured on HiFructose.com when they created the world’s largest mural.
From small canvases to enormous walls, the works of Adele Renault often contain one of two things: pigeons or people. In vibrant, vivid detail, these beings are captured and isolated on every scale. The artist was raised on the Belgian Ardennes and is based in Amsterdam, but her works appear on structures around the globe.
Colombian artist GLeo covers walls across the world with her vibrant murals, with figures often adorned with masks and other surreal embellishments. She emerged as a popular muralist in her native South America, but she now brings these homegrown influences to spots everywhere. Much of her mural work is accomplished with brushstrokes, offering absorbing textures.
Italian artist Millo creates enormous murals that often contain scenes of wonder with young subjects. (The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.) We recently asked the artist about his process and why he works with such large-scale canvases. Check out our Q&A below.
Mathieu Connery, the alias of Frederic Chabot, creates ground paintings across Canada that uses geometric forms and the natural textures of the space to create illusions. This vibrant works began as a project at the Montréal MURAL Festival on Boulevard Saint-Laurent. Connery’s been creating murals on walls for years, but has just recently become known specifically for his talents displayed on sidewalks, streets, and other walkable surfaces.
Etnik’s latest mural is a swirling collection of hues and geometric shapes, towering above an Italian street as part of the Without Frontiers Project. Etnik emerged as a graffiti-slinging street artist in the vibrant early ’90s, before integrating all facets of his into a versatile practices of canvas, sculpture, installations, and massive mural work into a holistic approach. The Italian-Swedish artist’s real name is Alessandro Battisti, and he’s currently based in Turin, Italy. The artist last appeared on HiFructose.com here.