C215, aka Christian Guémy, is a phenomenal stencil artist who can take any surface, in any city, and turn it into a masterpiece. But Guémy does more than just leave his mark on the streets. His stencils reflect the emotions and spirit of the people who live on them, from street orphans in Sao Paulo to tramps in Brooklyn. It’s easy to see just how much of an impression the streets have made on Guémy and his art.
Filed under: Projects, street art | Tags: Rough Cut Nation, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, street art
This week I visited the Scottish National Portrait Gallery to check out the Rough Cut Nation exhibition. The project gave Scottish artists the rare opportunity to paint, cut, paste, and project their work directly onto the walls of the grand neo-gothic gallery building. Inspired by street art and graffiti culture, the outcome is a modern day interpretation of the Gallery’s original mural painted in 1889-1898 by William Hole.
Nice Slacks has a lot to do with being nice and very little to do with trousers. Designers Nate VanderEnde and Brittany LaBarre joined forces to create a series of typographic posters carrying warm and fuzzy messages, which they put up in public places.
Filed under: Projects, street art | Tags: graffiti, Kelburn Castle, Sao Paulo Crew
Four Brazilian graffiti artists, known as the Sao Paulo Crew, were given 1500 cans of spray paint and an artistic license to embellish Kelburn Castle in their vivid and fanciful graffiti art. The project, which was complete in June 2007, is intended to fuse rural and urban realms and unite two very distinctive cultures.
The streets of Paris are rife with famous faces in the form of Jef Aérosol’s stencils. Aérosol has been stenciling the likes of Elvis, Hendrix, Drake, Hitchock, and Ghandi since the early 80s. He recently exhibited alongside 29 other graffiti artists including Banksy, Blek le Rat, Logan Hicks, and Eine at the Cans Festival, a street art exhibition held in a derelict tunnel in London.