Can you feel? Do you feel when the energy of nature and the beauty of colors inside Dinho Bento’s artworks penetrate your eyes and free your mind from all evil that may exist? Can you feel your roots nurturing everything that is around you, opening your head and spreading the world in a spiral and infinite movement he said. Planting seeds and reaping fruits everywhere you go? Do you feel as part of an orbit that is always in motion, growing and changing? You are life! Then you can feel it!
GLIL is a collage and street artist living in London, UK, who is best known for the intricate reconstructions of famous images using thousands of pieces of paper. “What you see is NOT what you get. You look closer and it’s always something else, always something new. it should give a strange feeling of a beautifully organized anarchy, like an imminent explosion.” Glil is recomposing some of the most famous images and iconic portraits in our society with materials that lose their value and relevance very quickly, like newspapers, magazines and flyers. The “Recycled Celebrity” series is about the metamorphosis of these dying objects into an integral part of the expression of beauty, genius, celebrity and immortality. “You can almost call it alchemy when you are transforming one person’s throwaways into other people’s treasures.”
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Among the most authentic contemporary street art renegades, Thrashbird uses both humor and subversion to dramatize significant issues that plague our society: obsessional interest in celebrity, our own self-image and over-reliance on technology. Thrashbird has turned concrete block into famous fashion brand bags. While Thrashbird’s own identity remains incognito, his art tackles universal themes that we can all relate to and see ourselves perpetuating—whether we want to admit it or not.
Stinkfish is a Colombian street artists who uses found photographs to recreate the images on street art murals. These walls are recreated with inventions of psychedelic themes and elements. Stinkfish was born in Mexico; however, he spent his childhood in Colombia once his parents migrated there. Initially, he began wondering around the streets of Bogotá as a child, curious about the surroundings and the variety of people. His course was never fixed, and this often presented him an opportunity to meet different people, locations, and images. When he least expected it, he had joined a group of individuals with similar interests. This group of people was interested in painting the streets illegally by using a variety of street art tools.
Alegria del Prado is a collaboration of two artists – Octavio Alegria from Mexico and Esther del Prado from Spain. They’ve been working together since 2010. In their work they mostly create dream worlds, calling for harmony between nature and modern world. Alegria del Prado paints murals, so that the art can be more directly integrated into everyday life.
It’s been fun following all the rumors and maybes surrounding Banksy‘s new NYC street pieces after he completed the iconic Houston-Bowery Wall. That mural, was a major political statement highlighting the imprisonment of Turkish artist, Zehra Dogan, who in March 2017 was sentenced by a court in Turkey to two years and nine months in prison for merely painting a picture. But in less than a week, the Banksy rat at 14th Street and Sixth Avenue has been taken down and rumors suggest it will be sold.