Renowned Brazilian street artist twins, OsGemeos have lent their signature ‘Giants’ to a series of six huge silos for the Vancouver Biennale. Located on Granville Island, the 70-foot tall towers perfectly match the duo’s work, even including small legs at the bottom.
Although they are familiar with large scale work (painting plenty of tall walls and even a Boeing 737 for the World Cup) this is easily the pair’s largest piece to date, and covers a staggering 23,500 square feet. It’s also their first piece in Canada. Working without pay, they spent one month on the project, but were able to recoup more than twice their fundraising goal on a very successful Indigogo campaign. Well done.
If you’re trying to find the globe-trotting Spanish street artist Aryz, you’ll have to look up. Because in whatever city he happens to be in, the prominent artist will typically be hoisted 100ft above street level converting large building facades into public canvases. And buildings aren’t the only thing he’s climbed. At just 25 years of age, Aryz (pronounced “Areez”) has risen to be amongst the top ranks of world-renowned street artists like Banksy and ROA.
Aryz was born in Palo Alto but moved back to Spain when he was just three. He began painting (in the form of graffiti) as a teenager, and his style evolved – in part, from his art studies in college – to what it is today. Bones are a recurring motif in the artist’s work, and so are skin-like muted colors. “I feel it’s really aggressive when you paint in a public space, so I don’t really want to play with bright colors,” said Aryz. “It would be too much.”
Have a look at some of his latest pieces, which includes the artist’s most latest: “Overprotection,” painted in late March, on a large industrial building in Linz, Austria. You can follow the artist on Facebook or Instagram.
In the whimsical street art project “Street Eraser”, artists Guus ter Beek and Tayfun Sarier add the eraser tool and checkerboard background from Photoshop to graffiti, street signs, and other visual features of the streets of London.
Art collective “Low Bros” is formed by brothers Qbrk and Nerd from Hamburg, Germany. When they were kids, they enjoyed drawing and inventing fantasy worlds as they played in the backyard or in the countryside. Having spent much time outdoors, their connection to nature has been present in their graffiti art—i.e. by including animals, organic patterns, and more. “The brothers have always painted together, but it took a while before they began to create their characters together, and develop a common geometric style.”  In addition, the duo are co-founders of graf crew “The Weird,” and you can view some of their fantastic work on Facebook.
Italian graffiti writer, painter and sculptor Manuel Di Rita (aka Peeta) lives and works in Venice where since 2000 he has risen to international fame for his unique 3D graffiti style. Using a variety of shading, gradients and shadows his work often appears to be hovering just off the surface on which it is painted. Peeta not only creates work in public spaces but also creates similar figures with paint on cavas as well as sculptures. Above is a mixture of artworks both old and new, and you can see much more over on Flickr and at Ayden Gallery.
Shriiimp™, the reference website of “Graffiti on Girls” offers a ‘best-of’ book of its finest pictures. Since 2005, shriiimp.com has showcased the work of artists doing graffiti on the female body. Far from being a joke or an epiphenomenon, Shriiimp™ now rallies a community of more than 30,000 fans and features over 10,000 photos that have been individually approved for publishing (only a fraction of the total images that have been submitted). As the ‘world reference’ of this form of body art, the site has reached peaks of over a million page views per month and the phenomenon is so widespread that the word “Shriimped” has passed into common language of the worlds audience. Beyond the undeniable sexy and playful aspects of the art form, the artists featured in Holy Shriiimp, The Bible Vol. 1, have created truly elaborate productions with choice sets, make-up artists, photographers, not to mention that the work itself may take several hours to complete. First anecdote, the Shriiimp™ movement has taken a step to be recognized as an artistic outlet. The productions are gaining scale and work has left the amateur field to strengthen this innovative art movement. Artists are now from all around the world (Brazil, Russia, USA, Australia, France, Spain…).
shriiimp.bigcartel.com “Pocket” size (14,5 x 20 cm / 5.7 x 7.9 in), 112 pages + cover, Limited prints run 1500
When I started Shriiimp™ in 2005 I never imagined it would take off as it did, or that there would be such a craze for it. The basic concept is very simple: most graffiti artists, including myself, have already painted on their girlfriends. Hence my idea to launch shriimp.com the first, the one and only website totally dedicated to graffiti on girls. Over the years the site has grown in popularity to a current community of over 60,000 fans and more than 10,000 photos posted (and just as many not approved) by members from all over the world. With peaks of one million web pages viewed per month! The present book contains a selection of the best works from some of the most active artists.
Vince Prawns, Owner