Furtherrr’s Psychedelic Mural in Denver.

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Furtherrr mural by Mars-1, Damon Soule, and Oliver Vernon on Cultivate, Denver.
The acclaimed artists initiative Furtherrr created a stunning, visceral, psychedelic mural on the East facing wall of Cultivate in Denver.
The talented trio works harmoniously to create an almost alien experience, disassociating people with their expectations of art and instead taking them on a journey of the minds-eye.
It will make you question your perception of reality like an acid trip.
A good one, depending on the lighting.
See more Images via The Best Denver Street-Art of The Season Part 2 – 303 Magazine.

Dark Angel, West London by Fin DAC & Eelus.

findaceelus1Street artists Fin DAC and Eelus recently connected in West London to complete a new mural that’s titled Dark Angel, Deadly Dragon.
Located somewhere on Scrubs Lane, the dramatic painting features a striking combination of red and black colors that are complemented with delicate, light-gray tones.
The two women are donning elaborate headdresses and alluringly gazing at viewers from over their shoulders.
It’s a captivating image, not only because of the ladies’ expressions, but the bold style that was used to create it.
A graphic black and red background immediately grabs your attention, while the soft gray shading adds a more realistic and even sensual feeling to the entire piece.
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Each character seems to display the two artists’ signature styles. Fin DAC, whom we’ve admired before, is known for painting women and adding a colored “mask” over their eyes.
We see his contribution on the right. Eelus cloaks his figures in extremely dark, hard-edged shadows, like the figure on the left.
Together, these two different approaches produce one stunning mural.
See more Images via Dark Angel, Deadly Dragon by Fin DAC and Eelus – My Modern Met.

3D Trick Art Murals, Philippines.

art-in-island-2[5]While museums around the world strictly disallow photography, this one in particular not only allow touching of exhibits and photography, they encourage it.
In fact, a trip to “Art in Island”, an interactive art museum located in suburban Quezon city north of Manila, in Philippines, would be useless without a camera.
The museum features over 50 trick art murals that were painted by a team of 18 Korean master painters who were specially flown in for the project.
art-in-island-1[5]These murals give the illusion of depth when viewed from a certain angle, and is designed to serve as a backdrop for photo opportunities.
Museum attendees are encouraged to climb into paintings and take photos of their interactions.
“Here, art paintings are not complete if you are not with them… if you don’t take pictures with them,” Blyth Cambaya, a museum employee explained to Mashable.
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See more Images via Art in Island: An Interactive 3D Art Museum In Philippines | Amusing Planet.

Stunning Street Art of Nychos.

Nychos-street-art-7I already talked about the street art creations of Nychos back in 2012, who reveals the anatomy of his characters into explosive and colorful compositions.
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This talented artist has since come a long way, and enjoys a growing and deserved reputation, and his work can now be found throughout the world in many street art festivals, galleries and exhibitions.
I propose you today a selection of his latest creations.
One of my favorite street artists!
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via Explosive Anatomy – A look back at the latest street art creations by Nychos | Ufunk.net.

Greek Gods – Pichi & Avo, Spain.

pichiavo-1Since first collaborating in 2007, Spanish street art duo Pichi & Avo (previously) have created an intriguing blend of traditional graffiti and renderings of mythological figures influenced by ancient Greek sculpture.
The precision, shading, and use of color is all that more impressive considering each piece is painted only with spray paint.
Pichi & Avo open their first exhibition in Italy titled Urban IconoMythology at  the Basement Project Room.
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You can see more of their work here. (via Illusion, Graff Crew, UrbaNNerding, I Support Street Art)
See more via Murals of Greek Gods Rendered Against a Chaotic Backdrop of Graffiti by Pichi & Avo | Colossal.

The Message by Ali Rafei, Lebanon.

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by Chirine Lahoud
The arteries of Lebanon are filled with graffiti and street art. Before it earned the respect and international recognition conferred by the art market, this art form was – and in many circles still is – considered to be vandalism.
Street art, in the words of Lebanese street artist Ali Rafei, “invaded private and public property.”
Like Yazan, Phat2, Zepha or Ashekman, Rafei is a recognized member of the country’s street art scene. Most of his work can be seen in the Ras Beirut neighborhood, and in the northern city of Tripoli.
He first began leaving his mark on urban fabric in 2010. Then in 2012 Rafei decided to enroll in the University of Leeds’s MA program in advertising.
He performed many maneuvers to stay in the U.K. but that didn’t work out. He’s been back in Lebanon since the beginning of the year.
Rafei’s street art veers from freehand portraiture to Arabic calligraphy to stencil work.
His most-recent stencil art can be seen off Hamra, on Abdel Aziz Street.
It portrays a man in a suit holding a balloon on which is written “Ana” (“Me” in Arabic). Next to the adult a child is straining to pop his balloon.
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As Rafei explained, this work is a reflection on egoism. “I did it in a risky place,” he said.
“There is a message and I wanted it to be exposed. I didn’t want it to be hidden.”
This piece captured the attention of a nearby security guard, who kept asking Rafei and his friend what the point of the gesture was and why they were doing it.
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via Ali Rafei’s message and street aesthetic | Arts & Ent , Culture  THE DAILY STAR.