Artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock transformed old bike parts into six spectacular chandeliers, and hung them in the underpass of Theo/Malone and IH-35 San Antonio, Texas. ‘Ballroom Luminoso’ chandeliers contain a custom-made LED light installation, which turned the space into a magnificent shadow theater and a new spot for people to enjoy some public art. The bike parts create intricate shadow patterns and make the underpass look truly surreal.
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You don’t have to be trained in arts to make creative urban interventions: French street artist OakoAk says he’s just a “pen pusher” by day, but his clever street works can be found all over St. Etienne and other cities in France. We’ve already shared some of his clever street art examples with you last year, but now he has lots of new works to share.
Meet Sluggo – a green semi-subterranean inhabitant of Ann Arbor, Michigan. This strange little creature first appeared back in 2008 on a sidewalk, and since then started peaking out of walls cracks, chilling on ledges or doing his daily routines all over the town. Turns out, it was drawn by a local graphic artist David Zinn, using simple colored chalks.
Who said that size doesn’t matter? “My Modern Met” recently asked if street art was getting bigger, and our answer is yes. In order to prove that, we even handpicked a list of 30 wonderful large scale street art murals from around the world. If you think we missed something awesome – feel free to post it in the comment section below the post.
One hundred completely useless or just vandalized booths in São Paulo, Brazil, were given to 100 talented artists who had free reign to turn them into anything they like. The result is spectacular! Photographers Mariane Borgomani and Wally Gobetz captured some of the beautifully redesigned booths and posted them online. These creative phone booths are part of an ongoing public art project “Call Parade” which is sponsored by Brazilian telecommunications company Vivo.
Artist Hillary Coe created these gorgeous flower bouquets using abandoned and discarded spray paint cans. She is a part of Can Love organization which aim is to take the graffiti and sculpture medium to a new level. Hillary says that each step of the process, from extracting paint to opening and disassembling the can, lends itself to a new form of art.
If you come to Águeda, a municipality in Portugal, during the month of July, you may see hundreds of colorful umbrellas floating above some streets.They are hung over promenades giving pedestrians a nice shade and something cool to look at. The street looks amazing, doesn’t it?
Fighting boredom isn’t an easy task, but a dose of creative street art can alleviate the symptoms! Inspired by Modern Met’s 10 Interactive Street Art Works That Rocked, we decided to add a couple of our own picks to the list. But before you start scrolling down the list, be sure to check out other street art posts we had earlier…
Just last month, we shared Banksy’s Artwork Recreated in Real Life by Nick Stern and yesterday Nick sent us 11 new pictures from his “You are not Banksy” series. British-born artist, who is now based in Los Angeles, spent months meticulously gathering and making props for this thought-provoking series of images in order to capture Banksy’s controversial art through film. Nick was kind enough to answer a few questions about his inspiration and process.
Photographer Nick Stern has recreated the work of the world’s most famous graffiti artist Banksy in real life. British-born Nick Stern, who is now based in Los Angeles, spent months meticulously gathering and making props for this thought-provoking series of images in order to capture Banksy’s controversial art through film. The images recreate eight of Banksy’s iconic images, including the gay kissing cops, Jesus with shopping bags and the Mona Lisa with an RPG.
French artist Sandrine Estrade Boulet takes pictures of everyday objects on the streets of Paris and then draws over them to give new meaning to ordinary things like street posts, puddles or even a broken umbrella. Her works remind me of Creative Street Art Ideas from OakoAk that we’ve featured earlier and I had to check them twice to make sure they’re not OakoAk’s works.