Brooklyn based painter Brian Willmont‘s paintings today share a graphic and theatrical quality with his references, citing obscure movies and novels, such as Suspiria and Blood and Guts in High School, among his inspirations.
Beginning as multiple variations of digital compositions, the paintings in this series are transferred to canvas via stencils prepared with masking tape, allowing a crisp definition of color and lines in the tradition of Michael English and other airbrushing artists of the 1970s and 80s.
Adam 5100 Fiebelman finished last month an epic new stencil of a San Francisco map. After 62 days of work and countless hours, this new piece talks for itself.
His awareness of the structures we use every day but often overlook has become the subject of his current work: the buildings, doorways, fenced trees, discarded buses and chipped alley walls that fill our cities and map our lives. Through an intricate process of hand-cut stencils and enamel painting, he explores the relationship between our perceptions of the temporary and the eternal, uncovering the stories we have transcribed on an urban landscape filled with utilitarian objects.
The world famous artist, Banksy is apparently setting up a mysterious show titled ‘Dismaland’ in a sleepy seaside town of Weston-super-Mare. What locals initially assumed was movie production being set up at the former Tropicana lido is actually an art show about to open this week. The local Weston Post received a photo of what looks like an invitation to the show which has an angry smurf with quote ” I hate Streetart!”. According to the Bristol Post, the invite-only reception will be this Friday and the show opens Saturday for the public. Fans are already flocking over to the city looking for clues as to whether the set up is really by the infamous Banksy. Stencil works of “Dismaland” with sarcastic statements such as “Life isn’t always a Fairytale” are emerging on social media around the town.
Here’s an aerial shot of the theme park area which is supposed to be a twist on Disneyland posted today by Upfest Urban Arts:
Have you ever heard of people falling asleep on the stencil they have been cutting for the past three days? Vhils aka Alexandre Farto (Juxtapoz #103 ) is hard at work in Italy, preparing his street pieces for this year’s FAME Fest.