Roman painter and muralist, Hitnes, is embarking on an epic three-month journey that will channel the artistic works of ornithologist, painter and explorer, John James Audubon.
Inspired by Audubon’s legacy, from late July to late October 2015, Hitnes, The Image Hunter, accompanied by filmmaker Giacomo Agnetti of the Magic Mind Corporation, will travel along Audubon’s 1830s exploratory paths to retrace and rediscover the nation that he traversed in the making of his famous book, “The Birds of America.”
The MuralGoes Festival is kicking off with a brilliant new piece which was just completed by Super-A on the streets of Goes. The 32 meter piece was created ahead of the festival’s start which will be taking place from the 1st to 10th of July.
Stefan Thelen aka Super-A brought to life this impressive artwork which is showing a vibrant and oversized pigeon.
Croatian artist Lonac recently took advantage of a sunny dry weather in his hometown of Zagreb to paint a mural. Mixing his impressive skills for producing photo realistic work along with surrealist imagery and distinctive imagination, the work featured his trademark “gun bird”.
The piece shows a colorful and confused hummingbird facing a barrel of a gun which is actually the head of a massive black crow-like bird. “Ambush” cleverly incorporates the ivy bush and the brick wall texture into the whole image, providing a natural element for the piece.
In an effort to highlight the plight of the planet, Wild Asia and M&C Saatchi created the world’s first non-human flash mob where a flock of birds converged to spell out the words HELP in front of an unsuspecting crowd in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
By pouring birdseed in a public walkway in front of Batu Caves, a 113-year old temple, curious onlookers were treated to a spectacular display that formed right before their eyes. This initiative used entirely eco-friendly and biodegradable materials.
The JustKids eurotour continues with the art collective Bicicleta Sem Freio, which translates in English as Bicycle Without Brakes, who have just completed this new piece on the streets of Gaeta, Italy as part of the Just Kids Eurotour.
The Brazilian muralists were in the town for the excellent Memorie Urbane Festival, and painted this super vibrant artwork for the local residents to enjoy. As usual with BSF, this piece features their bold colors and tropical vibes.
Street artist Lonac recently painted a new piece entitled Nest on the streets of his home town of Zagreb, Croatia.
The piece was created as a critique of teaching young people hate and bringing them up to be aggressive people. The mural shows two large birds with guns for their heads feeding their chicks bullets. Lonac incorporated the ivy that was growing over the wall, using it to build a nest inside which he painted the little gun chicks.
The WallCome Festival recently invited street artist Know Hope to Schmalkalden in Germany to paint a mural on the city’s former Jewish school.
The Israeli artist painted a flock of birds symbolising the longing to fill a vast space. Know Hope creates parallels between political situations and emotional conditions in his work, in an attempt to perceive the political process and dialogue as emotional mechanism, therefore making it a conduct that can be understood intuitively and not solely intellectually.
Croatian street artist Lonac recently took part in a local comic and street art festival, Ohohofest, in his hometown of Zagreb. The young painter created a striking mural based on one of his drawings, mixing his superb photo realistic skills along with his rich surrealistic imagination.
The artwork depicts 4 black and grey birds with guns for heads next to the corpses of two smaller birds that were “flying higher than the others, so they shot them down.”
Faith47 has finished a brand new piece of art in Cape Town. The piece entitled ‘Oh Diamond Sea Shore Drive Me From The Yard’ by the South African based artist features a group of swans painted in hints of grey and white.
DALeast recently stopped by Southern Spain to work on this brilliant new piece. Invited by Maus Malaga, the Chinese muralist brought his street art to Malaga for the first time. As usual with DAL, he dropped an amazing piece featuring a myriad of flying birds bursting out from a giant bird.
In 2008 Danish artist Thomas Winther, aka Dambo, spent two weeks building 250 bird houses out of free and recycled materials, painted them in bright colours and installed them across 4 cities throughout Denmark.
And so kicked off the Happy City Birds Project to give urban-dwelling birds more options in which to roost and shelter or bring up their chicks.
The project has since gone global with hundreds of bird boxes installed in cities throughout the world, including 150 in Beirut.
Dambo explained his use of recycled materials; “Birds are actually great at recycling and we need to appreciate this. They eat old food, fruits, berries, and nuts lying about. In that way, they help to clean and distribute seeds around our cities, so new plants can grow.”
Street artist Kesa transforms vinyl records into birds literally breaking free from the confines of the black plastic.
The Lyon, France-based creative, who began his career as a graffiti artist back in 1996, uses the old records by repurposing them as public art silhouettes of birds in flight. Each vinyl wall installation presents a different scene of escape and freedom against the hard concrete walls they’ve been displayed on.
Swedish artist Erik Berglin has been installing photos of birds on the streets of Europe since 2006. This summer he was in Brooklyn to brighten the hood with an avian air not seen since the great escape of wild parrots from JFK in the 60s.
More of a hobby than a statement, Erik uses existing photos of birds scanned from books and downloaded from the web, wheat-pasting them in unusual yet appropriate locations that catch your attention.