Sunday, 14 August 2011


Hawaiian photographer dubside records street art. Here he visits France:

Saturday, 13 August 2011

unstick / stick

Sam3 - Murcia  (Spain), 2010

Spanish artist Sam3 has an instantly recognisable style – using only black paint the artist is interested in the “naked idea”, which can be expressed simply with a silhouette. Much of his work is allegorical; his figures, commenting on society, human behaviour, and our desires and failings. Walls, buildings and more recently billboards act as backdrops for his shadow puppetry of images. This particular billboard exemplifies the artist’s ability to improvise with a given situation creating a narrative that turns the city into a stage set (text source here)

Swoon (USA) Santa’s Ghetto – Bethlehem, 2007

One of the most important aspects of street art is engagement – communicating with and involving the public in your work. Swoon is a New York-based artist whose art and actions exemplify this ethos as she takes part in many socially engaged projects. Having gained international recognition for her intricate wheat paste figures over a number of years, in 2007 she lent her support to the annual Banksy-organised art project known as Santa’s Ghetto. The main focus of this particular year was to create art on the 8m-high separation wall built by the Israeli military surrounding the Palestinian city of Bethlehem