Art in Vitry-sur-Seine, Paris.

Vitry-sur-Seine-street-art-12To the naked eye Vitry-sur-Seine is just another suburb of Paris.
But the town of 86,000 has a little known secret.
It is home to over 100 of the top street artists in the world.
London was in the news this summer for putting a strict ban on this form of art but Vitry-sur-Seine actually ENCOURAGES their creative spirit allowing the artists to use the city as a canvas and bringing them in as faculty to teach workshops in the public schools.
Embracing art like a boss. Well done Vitry-sur-Seine’
See more Images via The Amazing Street Art of Vitry-sur-Seine, France [21 High Quality Photos] | The Roosevelts.

Project Five Street Art.


Alex Lehours in his Northmead garage-slash-studio. Photo: Gene Ramirez.
Alex will participate in Project Five, an annual urban art event which started in 2009.
“Street art invites a wider audience, it becomes more than just your work. It becomes something the public can appreciate and enjoy. – Alex Lehours”
‘‘I’ve been really excited to be involved in Project Five this year,’’ said the British born Lehours, who was raised at Ryde.
‘‘Each year they’ve got these four cube structures which artists get to paint. I’m painting the panels in my garage now.’’
Picture: Alex Lehours.
via Street artist Alex Lehours in Project Five | Parramatta Sun.

The Work of the Artist THOMS.

mr-thoms-street-art-2 A new selection of funny and twisted street art creations by the Italian artist Mr. THOMS, including his last two pieces, dedicated to selfies and addiction to Facebook.
We already talked about his work with
“One Man Band – The Street Art by Mister Thoms“.
via 21 new street art creations by Mr. THOMS |

Creative Art in the Community Streets.


Nowadays you don’t have to go to a art gallery to see creative art, in this collection we’ve gathered examples of Street Art, which showcase how important street art is to the community.
Imagine turning the ordinary fence, wall or column into something creative by adding in street art. Not only can it brighten up an otherwise dull area, but it can attract visitors to the location.
Bringing smiles to peoples faces and even raising eyebrows, street art can help bring life to a city.
The opposite to street art is usually known as graffiti, this can have a devastating impact on a community.
Attacking abandoned buildings and run down communities, bad street art can lead to neighborhoods uninviting leading to vandalism.
via 100 Creative Examples of Street Art | Design BumpDesign Bump.

Artist lights up Image over Barcelona.

French photographer and street artist Philippe Echaroux projects a portrait onto trees above the streets of Barcelona, Spain, on 24 April, 2017.
Image Credit: Photograph by Philippe Echaroux / Getty.
Source: Photos of the Week: 4/22–4/28 – The Atlantic

Jersey Fresh Jam Art, New York.

-cd00488cb1453bbfby Bridget Clerkin/The Times of Trenton
TRENTON — It might be called Jersey Fresh, but it came out of a can — a spray can.
Graffiti artists from around the country flocked to Trenton Saturday for the ninth annual Jersey Fresh Jam, a festival highlighting graffiti, street art, music and community held at the Terracycle headquarters on New York Ave.
“This is a celebration of hip-hop, of art and graffiti and music,” said local graffiti writer Leon Rainbow — like most of the artists there, he goes by a pseudonym — a co-organizer of the event. “We want to bring the community an understanding, get them to know what we do and start a dialogue.”
That conversation includes the discussion on the importance of graffiti as both art and a cultural movement, Rainbow said.
To illustrate his point — literally — he invited around 50 artists from across the country to transform the dull warehouse into a functioning canvass of steel, brick and wood.
As a faint smell of aerosol filled the air, gray walls filled up with colors.
Industrial barrels behind the warehouse “watched” with painted purple eyes as Marilyn Monroe and a smattering of skulls, aliens or imagined cartoon characters slowly took shape along the company’s outside walls.
In other areas, elaborate artist tags — stylized graffiti signatures — created a patchwork mural in a kaleidoscope of colors.
“Everything we’re doing here is with the permission of Terracycle — it can’t be questioned, so it’s an opportunity to let the art shine,” Rainbow said.
“We want to broaden what people’s ideas of graffiti are, and what it can do to a place. And we not only have a lot of artists here, but the best artists from around the country.”
One of the visiting painters was a New Yorker who goes by the name Part.
He’s been tagging walls since 1974 and is well-known in the graffiti community as one of the original artists from the city.
via Jersey Fresh Jam highlights graffiti, street art, music and community |

Colla and De Young’s Street Creations.


Eddie Colla. Thailand. 2014. (photo © Eddie Colla)
In the descriptive text accompanying these images about their year-end excursion and touristing, they paint an apocalyptic scene – references to sex and prostitution and corruption and citywide celebrations at temples as they say they spread their large format wheat-pastes across Bangkok, Pattaya and Koh Samet.
Here are the images they contributed to the Thai streetscape and various abandoned lots.
One can only imagine what the children and workers and families walking in these neighborhoods think when they see these images.
For their part, the artists returned to their homes and studios in Oakland and San Francisco to create more work.
Eddie Colla. Thailand. 2014. (photo © Eddie Colla)
Eddie Colla. Thailand. 2014. (photo © Eddie Colla)
Read more via D Young V and Eddie Colla in Thailand – Brooklyn Street Art.

Classical Art meets the Street in Kiev.

classical-painting-in-modern-world-8In line with when classical paintings meet street art, here are the creations of the Ukrainian art director Alexey Kondakov, who inserts the characters from the masterpieces of classical painting in the streets of Kiev, from Caravaggio to Nicolas Regnier through Francesco Furini…
See more Images via The characters of classical painting invite themselves in our modern world |

The Rainbow House created from an 1840s Home.

kat-o-sullivan-house-beforeThe artist Kat O’ Sullivan has been creating upcycled sweaters and clothing for over 20 years. “It seems like anything within my grasp ends up painted a million colors,” she says.
And this statement certainly held true when the artist decided to purchase a home in upstate New York that had been built in 1840. “I just thought it was cute,” explains Sullivan, but “it was the kind of house you would drive by and never notice.”
But once in the hands of the artist and her “creative mayhem” the home quickly began to change.
After a trip to the local paint shop – “give me one of everything!” – Sullivan spent countless hours painting and renovating until the home looked like a psychedelic rainbow complete with oddly shaped windows, eyes and a big mouth.
But “Calico,” as Sullivan calls her home, is an eternal work in progress. “It will only get weirder.”
You can keep up with Sullivan and her psychedelic home on Facebook or on Etsy, where she sells sweaters and tutorials on how to make her sweaters. (via Designboom)
via Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House | Colossal.

Mural by Adnate the tallest in Southern Hemisphere.

by Richard Willingham
The 20-storey public housing tower and its mural dominates the Collingwood skyline. Image Credit: ABC News
The 20-storey mural is the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere.
Artist Matt Adnate hopes the artwork brings pride to residents of the housing flats
The work follows widespread success of silo art across Australia
The grade one student’s face is hard to miss as it stares out towards the city, painted across multiple levels of the Collingwood public housing block where he lives.
The 20-storey mural is the tallest ever painted on a building in the Southern Hemisphere, and once completed, will feature the faces of four residents who hail from three continents.

Photo: Looking down from above Arden is Badria Abdo, an Oromo woman from Ethiopia, who arrived in Australia in 2006 after more than seven years in a Kenyan refugee camp.“When I saw my picture here I was very excited, I’m very happy,” she said.