Roa’s Massive Street Art Animals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Street artist Roa keeps things large and in charge with his massive animals. Whether it’s dead gators, or skinned rabbits Roa brings the carnage of the wild into the urban streets for all of us to enjoy.

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Graffiti Ain’t Half As Bad When It’s In A Hotel

 

 

 

Welcome to the hotel Au Vieux Panier in Marseille, France where graffiti artist Tilt has literally painted graffiti on half of the room. Covering every square inch of exactly half of the room with a mix of tags, throw ups, and more drips than your last DIY paint project,  I cant help but think that Tilt’s room is a metaphor for the double lives that most graffiti artists lead. By day they are a minimalist going to work and paying your taxes and by night you are busy climbing billboards and vandalizing everything in sight.  (images big addict, via my modern met)

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Gina Dawson’s Weed Graffiti

 

Most people think of graffiti as a plague similar to weeds popping up all over your pristine yard. NYC artist Gina Dawson ran with this concept creating sculptures of dandelions and other assortments of weeds out of colored paper and installing them all over the city.Dawson’s take on graffiti is an interesting one with her works embracing the idea of graffiti as a plague and creating an unexpected and beautiful approach to one of our favorite urban blights.

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Delta- From Graffiti To Architecture

It’s always interesting to see what graffiti writers do in the fine art world. Some keep rehashing the same work on canvas, losing all of the power that energized the work by having it in the streets. However some artists such as the legendary Dutch graffiti artist Delta take what they’ve learned through their years of painting letterforms and create amazing new works that re-imagine architecture, space, installation and painting. Wondering what Delta’s graffiti looked like back in the day? Click the read more button and check out the last image.

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Christian Stearry

Christian Stearry is great example of what happens when one spends their entire youth skateboarding- it begins to permeate every aspect of your life.  His illustrations are focused on the tongue-in-cheek jokes found in growing up “bad,” whether it’s through graffiti, drinking, or being that guy that brings his bong everywhere. Lucky for us, it works.

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A1One’s Street Calligraphy

A1One (aka Tanha) has claimed his influences to be as diverse as Australian Aboriginal art to Mayan narrative hieroglyphics, but what stands out most in his recent works is his strong connection to his Persian heritage and his Iranian homeland. A1One has been gaining recognition lately and rightfully so. His colorful, intricate scrawls on Tehran’s walls and canvases artfully blend Arabic calligraphy with current street culture, as well as address social issues around the globe.

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Andreas von Chrzanowski

German graffiti artist Andreas von Chrzanowski (A.K.A Case) has to be one of the better hyperrealist painters using spray paint. Check out some more of his sprayed wizardry after the jump.

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McDonalds X Graffiti- A One Sided Collaboration

Apparently McDonalds is embracing graffiti with full force and using it as part of their greasy interior decoration. This is only happening in France and Japan so far but  if we’re lucky we’ll have some graffiti wallpaper in the Boise Idaho stores in no time. What’s worse than graffiti in the crappiest fast food spot on earth you ask? Graffiti in the crappiest fast food spot on earth being used without the artists permission or compensation. Sure the graffiti writers didn’t ask for permission to paint your city streets but something about this just doesn’t feel right. Next thing you know we’re going to be eating  a McBansky or a Space Invader fries. What do you think? Should the artists get compensated or can Mcdees do as they please?

Read more background info about McDonalds graffiti campaign after the jump.

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