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Kitt Bennett’s stirring, graphical murals have a particular resonance on paved parking lots, sprawling across urban spaces. The sheer size of these works gives viewers the chance to examine the details of his murals on an intimate level. For the past few years, the Melbourne-based artist has built a reputation in both illustration and public art (and he held a a solo show in a public toilet in 2015).

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The work of Pakistan-born, Australia-based artist Khadim Ali explores history, traditional art practices, and the artist’s own identity. Much of his work has been influenced by the 10th-century epic poem “Shahnama/The Book of Kings,” and is often expressed in classical miniatures, murals and calligraphy.

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Muralist Eron crafts enormous works that bring both atypical textures and historical context to the structures. One recent piece by the artist (below) “is dedicated to the history of the village and to the destructive fire that was deliberately set in retaliation for italian partisan activities on 3 July, 1944,” the artist shared on Instagram. “The fire destroyed most of the houses.”

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After three years, Pat Perry has finished a series that represents another major shift for the painter. With the upcoming exhibition “National Lilypond Songs” at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Michigan, he shows this new body of work that offers both reflective and piercing moments against quiet landscapes. Perry was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 35, in a feature that talks about the artist’s journalist-like approach to his work.

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Nevercrew, comprised of Pablo Togni and Christian Rebecch, is known for murals gracing public walls across the world. Yet, in the gallery work of the duo, seen recently in the show “Incidence” at GCA Gallery in Paris, offers a more intimate view of their socially and globally conscious work. The paintings and sculptures in “Incidence” offer a look at destruction waged against the environment.

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Whether on his murals or in his acrylic paintings, Venezuelan artist Koz Dos implements several approaches into each of his portraits, including geometric abstractions, classical realism, and otherworldly distortions. The artist emerged out of the graffiti scene in Caracas, the country’s largest city. His portraits on massive structures carry fine detailing, packed into the ornamental and natural elements of his pieces.