ÑEWMERICA: Birth of a Nation at Exit Room NY with LNY, Icy & Sot, ND’A, Mata Ruda and Sonni

April 14th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
LNY, El Prieto

LNY, El Prieto

Somewhat reminiscent of RAE’s remarkable recreation of an East Village bodega, Exit Room NY’s current exhibit, ÑEWMERICA: Birth of a Nation, focuses on the endangered bodega. In addition to a impressive installation recreating a bodega that is about to give way to a Bank of America, the exhibit features dozens of artworks by the members of the newly launched collective, ÑEWMERICA. Here’s a sampling:

Icy and Sot refashion bottles and cigarette boxes

Icy and Sot refashion bottles and cigarette boxes

Bodega exterior, collaborative installation

Bodega exterior, collaborative installation

NDA

ND’A

Mata Ruda, The Passage to Cosmos

Mata Ruda, The Passage to Cosmos

Sonni, El Tio Colorido

Sonni, El Tio Colorido

LNY, When he dies, Judith will bury him in the Gucci store

LNY, When he dies, Judith will bury him in the Gucci store

The exhibit continues through this week at 270 Meserole Street in Bushwick; check the Exit Room NY Facebook page for hours.

Photos by Lois Stavsky


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Track 1 at Bushwick’s Exit Room with Sonni, Marka 27, Chris RWK, Esteban del Valle and more

February 12th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
Marka 27, Sonni and Carlos Pinto

Marka 27, Sonni and Carlos Pinto

Exit Room, a wonderful new cultural space in Bushwick Brooklyn, is currently featuring Track 1, a collection of artworks painted directly on its walls, along with canvases, prints and zines by the participating artists. Conceived and curated by Dariel MTZ with Zoe, the exhibit continues through Friday.

Chris, RWK

Chris RWK

Viajero

Viajero

Esteban del Valle

Esteban del Valle

Jeff Henriquez -- on canvas

Jeff Henriquez — on canvas

Photos by Lois Stavsky


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Street artists transform abandoned East Village building into dynamic canvas

January 13th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments »
Hanksy

Hanksy. Photo by Dani Reyes Mozeson.

Over three dozen artists were busy last week transforming an abandoned East Village building into an explosively expressive canvas. Conceived and coordinated by Hansky, the venture culminated in a one-night showing, “Surplus Candy,” that rivaled the best gallery exhibits in town.  Here are a few more images:

LNY (huge fragment on left) and Icy and Sot

LNY (huge fragment on left) and Icy and Sot

Alice Mizrachi

Alice Mizrachi. Photo by Dani Reyes Mozeson.

Magda Love

Magda Love and Edapt +

Hanksy and Mata Ruda

Hanksy and Mata Ruda. Photo by Dani Reyes Mozeson.

Col with Enzo Nio on extreme right

Col with Enzo Nio to the right. Photo by Lois Stavsky.

And a message from Gilf!

And a message from Gilf!. Photo by Dani Reyes Mozeson.

Photos by Dani Reyes Mozeson, City-as-School intern Eduardo Dibono and Lois Stavsky


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In Tel Aviv: Klone, Dede, Latzi, Mr. DiMaggio, Zero Cents, Foma and DALeast

December 29th, 2013 | By | No Comments »
Klone

Klone

There’s a raw idiosyncratic beauty to the street art that surfaces on the streets of Tel Aviv that continues to mesmerize me. Here’s a small sampling of what I saw on my recent trip:

Dede and Latzi

Dede and Latzi

Mr. DiMaggio

Mr. DiMaggio

Zero Cents, close-up

Zero Cents, close-up

Klone, Foma, Know Hope -- remnants of a long-running larger piece

Klone, Foma, Know Hope — remnants of a long-running larger piece

DALeast, closer up

DALeast, who visited in 2012

Photos by Lois Stavsky


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Street art in Jerusalem: Tant, Broken Fingaz, Jack tml, Signer and more

December 16th, 2013 | By | 2 Comments »
Tant of the Broken Fingaz Crew

Tant of the Broken Fingaz Crew

When I first started documenting West Jerusalem’s street art scene a number of years back, it consisted – for the most part – of rather simple stencils, often religiously or politically fraught. These days it is visually richer, presenting an intriguing array of characters and more. Here’s a sampling:

Broken Fingaz, close-up

Broken Fingaz, close-up

Jack tml and Signer

Jack tml and Signer

Jack tml

Jack tml

Itmar Palogue

Itmar Paloge

Celja

Celja

Photos by Dani Reyes Mozeson and Lois Stavsky


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Stik’s first NYC solo exhibit at Dorian Grey Gallery

December 11th, 2013 | By | 9 Comments »

stik-set

Earlier this fall, a 50-foot-high mural — depicting a stick figure posed with a triumphant salute — surfaced on the corner of Avenue A and 9th Street, directly across from Tompkins Square Park. The work of UK-based international street artist Stik, it is a fitting tribute to the neighborhood and the free-spirited folks who have inhabited it for so long. Stik is now back in town for his first NYC solo exhibit at the Dorian Grey Gallery with canvas work, drawings, sculptural works, and a range of printed materials, including his print release ‘Liberty’ and the political journal ‘The Bottled Wasp Pocket Diary 2014’ which features STIK’s art.

The cover of The Bottled Wasp Pocket Diary

The cover of “The Bottled Wasp Pocket Diary, 2014″

On East 9th Street and Avenue A

On East 9th Street and Avenue A

The exhibit opens tomorrow, Thursday, December 12, at 5pm at 437 East 9th Street @ Ave A. with live painting by the artist. It continues through December 31.

Photos courtesy of the artist


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On the Separation Wall in Bethlehem: Seth, BrotloseKunst, How and Nosm, Banksy & more

December 1st, 2013 | By | 2 Comments »
On the Israeli-Palestinian Separation Wall -- as seen inside Bethlehem

On the Israeli-Palestinian Separation Wall — as seen inside Bethlehem

I had last visited Bethlehem in 2008. Few of the pieces I saw then on the Separation Wall or in the city itself remain. The wall and its surrounding environs continue, though, to serve as a canvas for a range of – largely political – art. Here’s a bit of what my son and I captured during our recent visit:

French artist Julien "Seth" Malland

French artist Julien “Seth” Malland

Julien "Seth" Malland

Julien “Seth” Malland’s poignant boy amidst the rubble

Germany's BrotloseKunst brings colorful writing to a dismal space

Germany’s BrotloseKunst brings colorful writing to a dismal space; close-up of a huge piece

Sam3 and Erica il Cane

Sam3 and Erica il Cane

How and Nosm

How and Nosm

And still there -- Banksy

And still there — Banksy

 Photos by Dani Reyes Mozeson and Lois Stavsky


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Street art & graff in Istanbul, Part II: Amose, Space Invader, Dome, Demo, Eskreyn & more

December 1st, 2013 | By | No Comments »
French artist Amose

French artist Amose

Whereas the authorities in Istanbul are quick to buff any political graffiti, they seem to be quite tolerant to other public art — both sanctioned and unsanctioned. Here are a few more examples of what currently can be seen in the city:

Space Invader

Space Invader

German artist Dome

German artist Dome

Portugese artist Demo

Portugese artist Demo

Local artist Eskreyn

Local artist Eskreyn

Both local and international writers here -- including Hure and Utah

Both local and international writers here — including Hure and Utah

Just about every shutter has become a canvas for bombs and throw-ups

Just about every shutter has become a canvas for bombs and throw-ups

Thanks, again, to Erbil Sivaslioglu for sharing his knowledge of his city’s street art scene with us.

Photos by Lois Stavsky & Dani Reyes Mozeson


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Street art & graff in Istanbul, Part I: Pixel Pancho, Hure, Hero, Kripo, Eskreyn and Various & Gould

November 28th, 2013 | By | No Comments »
Italian artist Pixel Pancho

Italian artist Pixel Pancho

Relatively new to Istanbul, the modern street art movement is beginning to make its mark and gain recognition as a legitimate contemporary art form. In our few days in Istanbul, we — my son and I — saw everything from tags and throw-ups by both local and international writers to huge murals by first-rate artists. We also discovered some local street artists whose aesthetics fuse the best of Eastern and Western sensibilities. Here’s a sampling:

Local artists Hure and Hero

Local artists Hure and Hero

Kripo's ever-present yellow hand

Kripo’s ever-present yellow hands

Unidentified artist

Unidentified artist

Local artist Eskreyn

Local artist Eskreyn

Berlin-based artists Various and Gould

Berlin-based artists Various and Gould

Special thanks to Erbil Sivaslioglu who shared with us his passion and knowledge of his city’s street art scene.

Photos by Lois Stavsky and Dani Reyes Mozeson


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Alex Hornest aka Onesto on the streets of Frankfurt, Germany

November 10th, 2013 | By | 1 Comment »

Onesto1

Featured earlier this fall in SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE’s Street Art Brazil, Sao Paulo-based artist Alex Hornest ask Onesto left his mark on the streets of Frankfurt, giving his signature characters a new home.

Onesto2

Photos courtesy of the Alex Hornest


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