French artist Thomas Lamadieu, also know as Roots Art, must really love looking at the sky, but for different reasons than you might think. Every time he looks up, Thomas sees a potential canvas where the building rooftops frame the sky. He photographs it and uses the odd sky shapes to create whimsical line drawings.
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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.
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.
This huge collection of creative street art will show you that city is probably the best canvas! Every wall, fence or column could be turned into an art piece. It brings smiles and raises eyebrows. It is closer to people than the best painting or installation shown in a art gallery. Now take a look at these 70 creative examples of street art. How can something so beautiful and creative be a crime?
Russian street artist Nikita Nomerz travels around various cities in his homeland to find abandoned structures and bring them back to life. By adding eyes and facial features he makes old buildings laugh, smile, scream or just look at the passersby with their big window eyes.
German street artist EVOL transforms banal urban surfaces into miniature lifelike buildings. He is like an urban planner, but unlike the others, he creates a city within the city.The artist uses complicated stencils to quickly transform powerboxes, and other worn urban surfaces into miniature apartment buildings or other structures.
Using abandoned and depleted buildings as his canvas, Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto creates fascinating large scale portraits by carefully scratching and chipping plasters out of walls.