Andrea Michaelsson & Ilia Mayer is the pair behind the street artist BTOY. This Barcelona-based duo has been inflicting their art on several walls, buildings, and vehicles. Both artists were born and raised in Barcelona, Spain. They started their project back in 2002, and they haven’t looked back since. The quality of their art has led the dynamic team to exhibit their work various art galleries. their currently showing off their work in the Stencil Bastards exhibition at Starkart, Zurich.
Alicia Martinis an up-and-coming Spanish artist whose book-based installations are becoming more and more popular in the web. One of her more recent works feature a cascade of books coming out of a second-story window and almost, but not quite, flooding the ground outside. Other works include: a giant book doughnut, books trying to burst out from a crack on the floor, and still more books trying to escape from the other side of the wall.
Awesome water experiments, by Ioana Vanessa B.
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People with vertigo or fear of heights shouldn’t go to Regina Silveira’s art exhibitions. Optical illusions like this aren’t easy to make. Even with a concept in mind, you have to have the right perspective. Regina’s work carefully tweaks with our perceptions of depth, height, and distance. This extraordinary artist lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.
Clet Abraham turns the ordinary into a statement. He lives and works in Florence, Italy where he has his own studio. According to him, his inspiration from his street signs art stem from a reflection upon our ‘common visual space’. Street signs are everywhere in Italy and he feels that some of them simply ‘verge on the absurd’. What’s an artist to do? Clet improves the signs by placing adhesive stickers that will make every motorist and pedestrian take a second look.
André Felicianois a gardener of art. His colorful installations can be mistaken for a real flower garden, at least from afar. The flowers are faithfully recreated using miniature, plastic cameras. This Brazilian artist proclaims that as a gardener of art, it is his duty to cultivate ideas.
Art is Alice Newberry’s passion. She is a freelance graphic designer with fifteen years worth of work under her belt. She is one of those infinitely lucky people whose love their job. Her work is usually described as digital paintings. The term is a bit misleading as there is no actual paint involved in the process, nor is canvas used. Yet the end result is, at times, even better than the real thing.
Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is the founder of the New York Culture Jamming movement. He like to challenge the controls imposed on public space, the role models designated, and the type of events that are guarded by the collective memory. He does this by replacing the faces of cultural icons chosen by advertisers with the faces of anonymous people. His large-scale murals avoid imposing a negative impact on the environment. They make the viewer take a long second look at a face that seems to be out of place on a wall, yet perfectly belong.
We’ve heard of blue grass, but blue trees? Konstantin Dimopoulos the artist behind these unusually blue trees, was hoping to make a statement. Trees are everywhere and most of the time and their presence is taken for granted. Konstantin feels that something so essential to our survival should never be taken for granted. Instead of hugging a tree, he painted the trunks with biologically safe pigmented water that will degrade over time. The eye catching effect will surely make anyone look twice.