Swiss street artists Pablo Togni and Christian Rebecchi aka NEVERCREW (featured on our blog) is well known for their giant, playful murals exploring the relationship between man and nature. Most depict realistic-looking animals, lots of whales, polar bears, and giant squids, which become figments of fantasy when painted on real world structures. The duo has been painting nonstop this year, and recently took a moment to send us photos from their busy summer traveling around the world.
Yis Goodwin, aka Nosego, offers a particularly colorful and celestial vision of the world in his illustrations of nature. Featured on our blog, in his latest paintings and murals, he depicts imaginary creatures and animals morphing into beautifully rendered landscapes. Nosego will next make his debut in Italy at Galleria Varsi with his latest offering, “Electric Breeze”, opening on November 27th.
Barry McGee (Hi-Fructose Vol. 16 and 25) brings the chaos and grit of the street into the energy of his art. He is well known for his multi-media work that borrows from 1940s and 50s advertisements, cartoons, tags and lettering from his graffiti days. His style is so eclectic, in fact, that McGee has chosen to exhibit under his various monikers like Twist and Lydia Fong, as in his 2008 exhibition at Ratio 3 in San Francisco. For his latest exhibition at Ratio 3, “China Boo”, McGee remixes his most recognizable motifs.
French street artist Arthur-Louis Ignoré, aka ALI, has found a unique way to embellish his surroundings. Using resilient materials that can last for a few months, he paints mandalas and ornaments on walls, streets, sidewalks, buildings and just about anywhere else he can reach. ALI is not interested in making sketches, and prefers to let his subconscious take over during the creative process. To him, randomness is key. The end result is a spontaneous and meticulous body of work that explores pattern making through ornamentation.
Barcelona based multi-disciplinary artist Suso33 is constantly seeking different ways to express himself. His explorations have taken him from beginnings in the graffiti scene, to painting and performing arts, and he has become one of Spain’s most established live-painters. When he paints murals, he doesn’t think in terms of labels, whether it be “street art” or “graffiti”. To him, what’s most important is the communication of an idea, and his come in many forms and visual styles. His most recent mural in Bilbao, Spain borders on the surreal and supernatural.
Street artist and painter Franco Fasoli, aka JAZ, began his career in the late ’90s, and has always been experimenting with new materials and media. He is primarily known for his large scale murals, featured here on our blog, which led him to finding new opportunities all over the world. JAZ credits his travels for his style of work, which is like a fusion of visual aesthetics and cultures. “My inspiration comes from Latin American cultures, and chaotic history, with images that overlap or confront different cultures,” he says. His latest exhibition, “REMAINS”, which opened last night at Elsi del Rio in Argentina, is a culmination of all of his recent experiences that inspire him for different reasons.