Street artists across the globe are taking advantage of the sunny season to spray some walls. July just started but it already looks like this month is going to be graffiti-heavy. Felice Varini recently produced a grandiose piece in Hasselt, Belgium, painting the roofs and facades of 99 buildings to create three circular patterns. The dynamic piece is entitled: ‘Trois ellipses ouvertes en désordre,’ meaning “Three open ellipses in a mess.” Most viewers see the piece as fragments laying on a wall–they can only see the final result from a very particular vantage point. The average viewer is given the freedom to imagine what a random white stripe on a wall might signify or belong to, which becomes an experience in itself.
Using their distinctive styles and a color palette mixing warm and cold tones, the duo created an intricate piece conveying a haunting image of men in haz-mat suits, trapped in a geometric world where each wall bleeds onto the next one.
French artist Levalet has been working on several trompe-l’oeil on the streets of Paris. True to his playful aesthetic, Levalet uses the environment around him to build his piece. His life-sized wheat paste posters blend with the neighborhood they are plastered on.
ZED1 is currently in San Benedetto Del Tronto, Italy. He recently produced the piece above entitled, “”Doubts Of The Soul.” Zed1 seems captivated by the meaning of time. Using vibrant colors and the charming imagery of a bird, the Italian artist produces an image which at first glance appears adorable and endearing. However, if you look a little closer you will recognize “warning” symbols such as the red apple and the red snake seemingly taunting the bird and a red mask that looks like the devil reminding us that things are never quite what they seem.
Etam Cru was recently in Oslo, Norway where they produced a mural depicting the infinite imagination of a young boy while brushing his teeth. Thanks to its familiar setting the image captures the viewers attention, immediately drawing the eye to the boy and his surrealistic fantasies.
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