Belgian muralist, ROA along side Defo, Jen Zie, Martin Ron, and Pichi & Avo have recently finished an unusual stack of murals in Belgium set up by the North West Walls Festival curated by Belgian artist Arne Quinze . Giant cargo containers were stacked together to for the artists to paint on in all directions.
The powerful finished piece by ROA towers over the viewer showing caged animals and themes of confinement on both sides of the stacked containers:
Pichi and Avo of Valencia,Spain also finished an impressive stack featuring Menelaus and Achilles, exploring greek mythological characters.
Martin Ron also worked along side ROA and Pichi & Avo:
And finally, DEFO:
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Nuart Festival is just around the corner, opening this weekend in Stavanger, Norway. Photographer Henrik Haven will be making his way through the festival, helping us keep up with some of the fresh murals poppin off the walls and street corners. Here’s ROA’s new whale:
Last week, Mexico City celebrated the public art festival, All City Canvas, featuring major murals on multi-storied buildings from Aryz, Vhils, Herakut, Escif, Saner, Sego, Interesni Kazki, El Mac, and Roa. Here are some of the final looks at the completed murals, and thank you to everyone at FIFTY24MX and their friends who helped us on the ground during the festival.
FIFTY24MX Gallery is one of the sponsors of this mega-street-art event going down in Mexico City this week, with Aryz, El Mac, Escif, Roa, Vhils, Saner, Herakut, and Interesni Kazki amongst others. Really good, going down this week… we will be down there too… pictures to come…
Some recent work by ROA, Sego & Saner in Mexico is looking really nice. ROA has an installation currently at Black Rats Projects pop-up project center. He is making really solid work, it is good to see him so busy.
Yesterday we wrote something about the concept of “can’t stop won’t stop” and perhaps this should be used with Italian artists Ericailcane and Blu at the moment, two major players in the European street/mural art scene. We have mentioned this before that their is a great movement occurring overseas in terms of big street art, taking entire villages and applying street art sensibility. The past few years have been great for many art observers to see where street art was going, and with this being a result on one side of the globe, it is a very strong statement.
For Nuart 201o in Norway, the two went big again. They will be joined by Vhils, ROA, Dolk, Evol, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Sten & Lex, M-City, and Dotmasters. Thanks to Arrested Motion for this images.
And when we called this art crappy yesterday, we are comparing to art like this. Art that has feeling, emotion. Not that abstract art doesn’t have it, but that particular art was lacking…..