Handiedan was born in 1981 and lives in Amsterdam. She makes collages and cut ups and reveals a romantic world that is disappearing. Once things were warm, tactile and multilayered. Today it is cold outside and I feel a bit on a lonely planet. So, welcome Handiedan, see her art live at the Halle Saint Pierre museum at the HEY ! Modern Art & Pop Culture / Part II show, on her website and some more pics after the cut.
Microbo was born in the streets at the end of last millenium. You can spot her urban interventions all around the world, she developed a very personal style inspired by microbes conquering human civilized environment. Cities are not the same since the birth of Microbo. This piece is at the Subterranean Modern exhibition in Milan. Follow her here and here!
Xavier Delory was born in 1973, lives in Belgium and investigates human beings and urban beings and their relationship, often made of lack of communication between humans and agglomeration of bricks and misshaped buildings. It seems to me that Xavier points his lenses towards the inhuman way we live. is this the future of urban art? You can see his art live at the Istambul Museum of Modern Art ’till December 12th.
Vermibus is based in Berlin and he is an eraser. He takes advertisement posters from the streets and then brushes away logos and faces in a critical gesture against homologation. Our identity is stolen, brands give us specimen, we are marketing slaves and Guinea Pigs. How can have to stop this loop? Starting from the streets. More Vermibus here and after the cut.
Studiocromie is famous for its Fame Festival, one of the hypest street & urban art events in the world settled in the middle of nowhere in southern Italy (aka Grottaglie). Their new out of fashion project is Sangue (aka Blood), clothes inspired by walls and nature and everything can become an urban pattern for a lost in time and space outfit. Check out the intro video HERE and more pics after the cut.
Vhils (aka Alexandre Farto) was born in Portugal in 1987. He destroys and excavates to reveal the history of buildings’ facades and walls. He brings back the human faces that once were to reveal the new urban inhabitants. Just like an urban photoshop with layers made of dust, shadows, bricks, posters… His next solo show, Entropie, will be in Paris at Magda Danysz, opening on Saturday 23 June 2012 at 6PM.
[in collaboration with Christina Theisen]
Alexandros was born in Athens in 1980. He brings to life the forgotten objects we leave behind with his installations. There is life after rubbish. Urban spaces do not belong to humans anymore. Trashlings are the new ruling breed. Bye bye Earthlings! More after the cut and on his website!
I woke up this morning thinking about how much the “message” in urban art is not an optional. Or not? Maybe things are changing a bit after the long Obey / Banksy wave effect but I’ll be back on this theme later on, this is not the case: a stencil by Decycle, a german street artists, that needs no explanation. Follow him.
Ludo is one of my favourite urban jammers. He is always green as hope, sharp as a needle, keen as a stalactite and he plays with words with great style: the pic above is Nine inch snails (he did this double billboard in collaboration with OX). Perfect! A couple more images after the cut. Enjoy
Marcus (New York, 1974) is a storyteller. He collects the city rubble to build cases and simulacra and uses the little, but important, things we lose to put a soul inside it. Keys, watches, locks… cold metal that contrasts with the wood’s soothed vitality; gentleness and strength are fused together. The opposites that, as usual, attract and the secrets are explored and brought to new life.
son:DA is a duo (with son:DA little helpers in many of their projects) from Slovenia. They make a kind of hyper contemporary conceptual art, or at least that’s what it seems to me. The city is their playground and the wires and the byte their sand castles. Their next solo show will be at spazio Ultra in Udine, Italy, over.psd: stickers will cover the gallery wall and floor and buyers will have the chance to buy and print a limited number of times the files. Welcome to the digital collection world!
If you wanna put a spark in your life.. just look at Ryan‘s photos. He’s always surprising and I love his use of reflectors, flares, light blurs. It’s like his photos come from another planet. Or the last shot before the end of the world.
Ryan solo show at Alison Jacques Gallery will end in a few days > dec 22nd