Hookedblog hit Bristol to catch the Beau Staton ‘Tenebras Lux’ exhibition.
In between hanging out at the Crypt of Saint John the Baptist (the exhibition location) and sampling some of the cities ciders and beers (St Austel’s KOREV Cornish Lager was a new one for us), we managed to capture some classic street art pieces as well as a few new additions to the city from The Lost Souls and Mr Penfold on our visit.
Some of the older works still running included a number of pieces from See No Evil 2012 such as the ROA, Nick Walker & Sheone, Conor Harrington and Pixel Pancho works pictured below.
Photographer Elsa Bleda captures hazy moments that linger on the outskirts of the cities she visits in Eastern Europe and South Africa.
Bleda is drawn to nighttime scenes bathed in colored light, such as a flock of seagulls illuminated by pink neon, or a lone gas station emitting an eerie blue glow.
The images she chooses to shoot also have a limited human presence, which gives a dystopian feeling to the work’s empty streets and snow-covered buildings.
Previously, Bleda has presented exhibitions showcasing images she has taken in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Her upcoming solo exhibition with Red Bull will take a look at Durban, South Africa. You can view a preview of her exhibition alongside a list of songs the photographer chose to fit the mood of each work on Redbull’s website.
More of her night-based images of South Africa and Istanbul can be found on her Facebook, Instagram, and Behance. (via This Isn’t Happiness)
Being blatantly eyeballed in public can put anyone off their guard, but what if it’s a building that’s giving you looks?
The Wellcome Trust has set up two massive pairs of eyes in the windows of their London headquarters to watch over Euston Road and react to people passing by.
The artwork, ‘Eye Contact,’ by Peter Hudson is a video installation made from real footage taken from the eyes of 68 volunteers. The giant screens then recreate digital eye-scapes that consist of over 650 coloured pixels, lit by 16,000 LEDs.
These are programmed to change throughout the day — rolling, staring, flirting — before they close at sunset when the building goes to sleep.
And if that’s not weird enough, the eyes are set to pop open if anyone passes by at night.
Can a building get insomnia, we wonder — and next morning will it have cross eyes? Cool or creepy — we still aren’t sure.
‘Eye Contact’ is the second winning entry from a competition run by the Wellcome Trust in 2014 for students at the University of the Arts London.
Lisbon-based street artist Bordallo II (previously) recently completed work on two new bird installations, an owl and heron, created from painted trash and other objects affixed to a wall. You can see additional new works by following on Facebook.