This video documents the making of an art project commissioned by the ATLAS Experiment at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The three story tall mural was painted by international artist Josef Kristofoletti on the side of the ATLAS control room directly above the detector, near the Swiss-French border outside of Geneva. This project was inspired by the same questions that the physicists at CERN are trying to answer; where did we come from, what does it mean to be human, and what is our place in the universe. The artist worked closely on location with physicists at CERN over the course of a year to create the mural. It depicts the artist’s interpretation of what the Higgs boson might look like.
Mundano is a self-described ARTivist. He created a project called Pimp My Carroça, inspired by MTV’s Pimp My Ride, for which he paints designs with a message on street collectors’ wooden carts to raise funds for them.
This video bellow shows Mundano, the creator of the project, explaining the hole idea… and the photos are from the Rio de Janeiro´s edition from last couple of weeks with local graffiti artists such as Denne, MDGA, Bobi, Villas, Rafo, Kajaman, Preas, Swk, Meton and more.
Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada new piece honoring Nicola, from Barcelona. Once again, Jorge going to the point where it really matters..
Mural created at the Swab Art Fair in Barcelona, May 2012.
Jorge says: “Nicola Tanno lost his eye from the impact of a rubber bullet fired by a Mosso d’Esquadra (Catalan police officer) in this city. Since 1990, and only due to the use of rubber bullets, 23 people have lost an eye in Spain. Since the beginning of the year the Mossos of Barcelona have added the two latest victims.
Art fairs have a way of becoming an oasis set aside from the reality that is being lived. I present this piece in an attempt to transcend the banality, the playful complacency and the baseless shock.”
We just received this email from Above, explaining his latest project : “I lied and hijacked this wall from the owners, right underneath their own eyes and painted this 100+ metre long wall..”
Read the text to understand:
Africa has had a devastating history of blood diamond wars. Blood diamond refers to a diamond mined in a war zone and then sold to finance an invading army’s war efforts, usually in Africa where more than two-thirds of the worlds diamonds are extracted. This site specific social / political word play was painted on the exterior wall of Johannesburg’s largest diamond trader Jewel City. Jewel City is a six-block mega-precinct that serves as a base for some 300 diamond traders as well as South Africa’s Diamond Board and State Traders Association. Jewel City is the largest diamond exporter in the southern hemisphere with over R7-Billion worth of Diamonds being exported every year.
I was able to get away with this diamond wall heist because I told the owners I would paint in big letters “Diamonds are a woman’s best friend” on the exterior of their building. The owners loved the idea and all quickly agreed. The next day I had started painting but what the owners didn’t know is that I lied to them and was hijacking their wall. Like any premeditated robbery, situations are not what they seem and shit can flip from best friends to worst enemies in a few moments.
I assume the owners were too busy trading diamonds inside the mega centre they never took the time to come out and see I was painting a controversial word play about the diamond trade and how it’s fueled so much bloodshed in wars making it one of man’s worst enemies.
Evan Roth is an artist and researcher based in Paris who explores the intersection of free culture and popular culture, making work simultaneously for the contemporary art world and the “bored at work” network. His notable pieces include L.A.S.E.R. Tag and LED Throwies (Graffiti Research Lab), White Glove Tracking, EyeWriter, Graffiti Analysis and much more.
“Propulsion Paintings” is a new series for his upcoming Welcome to Detroit exhibition, which opens this Wednesday.
MrPete is a fun experiment, a non-profit project started in March 2012 in London´s subways.
During one month, 2000 MrPetes will be commuting to The city with you.
The idea is to use magnets as a playful way of commenting on the routine of London commuters. The aim is to bring some humour to our boring journey without damaging the space.
Peter Peterson, aka MrPete, is the character that embodies the stereotype of an ordinary commuter, someone who finds himself in the most silly, mundane situations. He falls asleep on someone’s shoulder, fights for seats and sometimes can’t avoid peering onto other people’s newspapers.
You are invited to participate in this story and give a unique voice to MrPete’s journey. Get part, you just have to find one of those adoravle creatures at the subway, take a picture and uploada it at the Mr Pete web!
“I took a trip to Argentina to be with my wife´s family to spread my father in law’s ashes near the Sierra de la Ventana (one of his favorite places). He was an impressive man who loved culture. I enjoyed the way he looked at the world and the way he transmitted to those around him wisdom, simplicity and hope with his gaze.
Viajé a Argentina junto a la familia de mi esposa para esparcir las cenizas de mi suegro cerca de Sierra de la Ventana (uno de sus sitios favoritos). Él fue un hombre impresionante y un amante de la cultura. Me gustaba la forma en la que veía el mundo y a todos los de su alrededor transmitiendo sabiduría, sencillez y esperanza en su mirada.”
The amazing work of Meritxell Duran, from Barcelona, always transports me to a special and unique place. A parallel universe full of those complex characters, with is both cute and intriguing..
She is now needing our vote in here . Thanks for helping!
Artist Statment – Meritxell Duran
My art is accessible to everybody because my raw material are emotions. It’s in the sculpture where I can express myself more comfortably, moving these emotions to a phisic plane, visible to everyone. I live art as a safety valve and I understand it as a path to discover things about oneself. I try to make discover new things from themselves to my audience. Thins that maybe they don’t even know or remember. Sculpture is the crystallization of a thought, it has something lyric, like a frozen poem, but even though, I don’t reject its more recreational side.
When I create, I previously work with drawings, but even then I think the images always in 3D. Drawings are potential sculptures, still in 2D, and you can see that in the way I compose the illustrations, always thinking about the space, even in paper. I use the usual techniques in sculpture, but I like to research new materials to work with, for fun but also to push the limits. This innovation in the materials has led me to approach my art to all kind of different budgets, creating sculptures with affordable prices. I believe that everybody should be able to access to art, not only in an intellectual level, but also economic.
I work a lot by intuition, following my instinct, not knowing where I’m going, exactly. I usually have an idea but is in the process where I finally end discovering the right path to follow. My work is divided in two general parts: my more artistic works and my more industrial productions, following this idea that art is everywhere and everyone must be able to access it. I also work as a professor in several Art Schools where I teach this way of understanding art and life.