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Category Archive: Street art

Guilin tree art

Guilin tree art. Green lizard crawling on a tree trunk

Guilin tree art – Green lizard crawling on a tree trunk

Guilin tree art
Chinese street art which has recently appeared in the city of Guilin, south China, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, would be better called tree graffiti. On the trunks of local tress appeared realistic animals, which look like living creatures – crawling, climbing, and simply resting on the tree trunks and branches. Nature and animals have become the main inspiration for unknown street artists in the Chinese city of Guilin. Besides, each painting is a unique composition constructed in accordance with the form of trunks, with great sensitivity to their shape, texture, and growths. More than 20 trunks got their own animals, and strolling through the park you can find Lifelike tigers, zebras, lizards, giraffes, and so on. Some animals and insects painted of a larger size to be seen by passers-by.
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NeSpoon Lace Street Art

Bunker Festival. Turin Italy 2012

Bunker Festival. Turin Italy 2012. NeSpoon Lace Street Art

NeSpoon Lace Street Art

Creative Polish artist, known as NeSpoon, adorns buildings with intricate lace patterns. Noteworthy, for drawing patterns on the wall she uses special stencils. Meanwhile, the works are part of the author’s series called “public jewelry”. According to the artist, laces have a certain cultural code, characteristic to every nation. Besides, lace contains a special symmetry, order and harmony. And of course, the beauty which in our life is often not enough, and we seek for it instinctively. One of her statements – “I would like to make positive art and to deal with positive emotions. Sometimes, I also comment in my art social and political issues that I consider important. Why street art? Because it gives freedom”.
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Private Moon installation by Leonid Tishkov

Private Moon installation by Leonid Tishkov

New Zealand, at Rangitoto Island volcano, 2010. Private Moon installation by Leonid Tishkov

Private Moon installation by Leonid Tishkov
In our childhood many of us dreamed to reach out and touch the moon. And many of us watched movies in which the hero gives or promises to give a star to his beloved. Besides, many of us believe in magic and make a wish at a falling star. What would be your reaction if you were given the opportunity to get the real moon from the sky and touch it? Meanwhile, Russian artist Leonid Tishkov can make your dream come true. His project “Private Moon” is an installation inspired by the most romantic thoughts and fantasies. Thus, Private Moon tells the story of a man who met the Moon and stayed with it for the rest of his life. In a series of intimate photographs, the Moon helps the artist to overcome loneliness in the universe. Interestingly, Tishkov and his illuminated moon have traveled the world for more than ten years, from Austria to Arctic. However, no one knows where it will be the next time, on the roof of Parisian house, or with you under a blanket.
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Dali by other artists

Dali by other artists. Dali on the Rocky Steps

Portrait of Dali on the Rocky Steps. Dali by other artists

Dali by other artists
Noteworthy, prominent Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali has become the real inspiration for other artists. And his works still influence generations of artists, sculptors, illustrators, designers, and photographers. So it was, is and will be. For example, this staircase decorated with an iconic image of Salvador Dali decorates the way to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. By the way, the Dali on the Rocky Steps installation appeared ten years ago for the Salvador Dali art exhibition.
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Realistic 3D street painting by Nikolaj Arndt

The Bear and the Rottweiler. Realistic 3D street painting by Nikolaj Arndt

The Bear and the Rottweiler. Realistic 3D street painting by Nikolaj Arndt

Realistic 3D street painting by Nikolaj Arndt

Russian street artist Nikolaj Arndt was born in a small town of Gavrilov Posad of Ivanovo region. He graduated from art and graphics department of Yuriev-Polsky pedagogical college. After graduation, he lived and worked in Ivanovo for 10 years, developing his artistic skills. In 2006, Nikolaj Arndt moved to Germany. Since 2009, he has been engaged in three-dimensional street art painting. Nikolaj is a permanent participant and a winner of several street art festivals.
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Antigua Guatemala street art Alfombras

Antigua Guatemala street art Alfombras

Beautiful sand carpet. Antigua Guatemala street art Alfombras

Antigua Guatemala street art Alfombras – Carpets made for Holy Week Semana Santa in Antigua. These beautiful carpets made of sand and sawdust, decorate the cobblestone streets of Antigua. Traditionally, the creation of these carpets (Alfombras) begins on the last Sunday before Easter, when the street artists cover the old Guatemala city with a layer of sand. Just the time to create nice patterns on a plane sandy base. The themes of these paintings are various – from Mayan tradition to Christian religion and nature. For the work craftsmen use carefully-carved wooden stencils. Meanwhile, some of these stencils are passed on from generation to generation, though the new ones are added every year. However, the design of the alfombras is always unique.
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Wes Whaley Light painting

Wes Whaley Light painting

Waving lights in the dark. Wes Whaley Light painting

Wes Whaley Light painting
American self-taught photographer and artist Wes Whaley is the author of these beautiful art installations. He uses the fluorescent tubes and other tools to create his light paintings – long exposure, and a paint roller. Wes Whaley – a sales rep for an electrical supply company in Alabama, US – devised the homemade kit himself. Wes Whaley admits that he has been light painting for 1.5 years. “I love light painting the most because it’s all in your imagination, and also if you were to ask anyone to draw or paint a picture it would take days or weeks. I can set up and shoot a photo in about 10 minutes that is sweet!”
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