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ram street art lisbon portugal In Bairro Padre Cruz: Miguel RAM, Borondo, TelmoMiel, Mr Dheo, Spok Brillor, André NADA, Daniel Eime and 2CarryOn

A fantastical wonderland, Bairro Padre Cruz is testament to the power of urban art to transform and beautify an everyday neighborhood. This past spring, the Muro Urban Art Festival, organized in partnership with Galeria de Arte Urbana, graced the district with dozens of huge magical murals, along with smaller artworks, by both local and international artists. Pictured above is by Miguel RAM. Here are several more images I captured:

Borondo

borondo street art lisbon In Bairro Padre Cruz: Miguel RAM, Borondo, TelmoMiel, Mr Dheo, Spok Brillor, André NADA, Daniel Eime and 2CarryOn

TelmoMiel

telmomiel street art lisbon In Bairro Padre Cruz: Miguel RAM, Borondo, TelmoMiel, Mr Dheo, Spok Brillor, André NADA, Daniel Eime and 2CarryOn

Mr Dheo

Mr Dheo street art mural lisbon In Bairro Padre Cruz: Miguel RAM, Borondo, TelmoMiel, Mr Dheo, Spok Brillor, André NADA, Daniel Eime and 2CarryOn

Spok Brillor

spok brillor In Bairro Padre Cruz: Miguel RAM, Borondo, TelmoMiel, Mr Dheo, Spok Brillor, André NADA, Daniel Eime and 2CarryOn

André NADA

andre nada street art portugal In Bairro Padre Cruz: Miguel RAM, Borondo, TelmoMiel, Mr Dheo, Spok Brillor, André NADA, Daniel Eime and 2CarryOn

Daniel Eime

eime street art lisbon In Bairro Padre Cruz: Miguel RAM, Borondo, TelmoMiel, Mr Dheo, Spok Brillor, André NADA, Daniel Eime and 2CarryOn

2CarryOn

2CarryOn mural art Lisbon In Bairro Padre Cruz: Miguel RAM, Borondo, TelmoMiel, Mr Dheo, Spok Brillor, André NADA, Daniel Eime and 2CarryOn

 Photos by Lois Stavsky

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en play badge 2 In Bairro Padre Cruz: Miguel RAM, Borondo, TelmoMiel, Mr Dheo, Spok Brillor, André NADA, Daniel Eime and 2CarryOn

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cheikrew street art porto Portos Playfully Alluring Street Art: Chei Krew, Hazul, Costah, Hugo Sousa, Godmess, David Pintor and Justin Phame with Bella Amaral

A charming, vibrant coastal city north of Lisbon, Porto boasts a dizzying array of enchanting street art, including many relatively small-scale works. Pictured above is by Porto-based duo Chei Krew. Here are several more:

Hazul

hazul street art portugal porto Portos Playfully Alluring Street Art: Chei Krew, Hazul, Costah, Hugo Sousa, Godmess, David Pintor and Justin Phame with Bella Amaral

Costah

costah street art porta portugal Portos Playfully Alluring Street Art: Chei Krew, Hazul, Costah, Hugo Sousa, Godmess, David Pintor and Justin Phame with Bella Amaral

 Hugo Sousa

alien street art porto portugal Portos Playfully Alluring Street Art: Chei Krew, Hazul, Costah, Hugo Sousa, Godmess, David Pintor and Justin Phame with Bella Amaral

Godmess

godmess street art porto portugal Portos Playfully Alluring Street Art: Chei Krew, Hazul, Costah, Hugo Sousa, Godmess, David Pintor and Justin Phame with Bella Amaral

David Pintor

David Pintor street art porto portugal Portos Playfully Alluring Street Art: Chei Krew, Hazul, Costah, Hugo Sousa, Godmess, David Pintor and Justin Phame with Bella Amaral

Brooklyn native Justin Phame & Rio de Janeiro native Bella Amaral, currently based in Porto

Justin phame and Bella Amaral street art porto portugal Portos Playfully Alluring Street Art: Chei Krew, Hazul, Costah, Hugo Sousa, Godmess, David Pintor and Justin Phame with Bella Amaral

Photo credits: 1-6 Lois Stavsky, 7 courtesy Justin Phame

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en play badge 2 Portos Playfully Alluring Street Art: Chei Krew, Hazul, Costah, Hugo Sousa, Godmess, David Pintor and Justin Phame with Bella Amaral

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17matrix street art portugal In Quinta do Mocho with L7m, Odeith, Vhils, Nomen, Ricardo Romero, Oze Arv and Violant

Situated in Sacavém, Loures, Quinta do Mocho is home to an urban social project from the municipality of Loures. This project started with the festival o bairro I o munro and has since graced dozens of stark buildings with stunning murals by both local and international artists. Pictured above is the work of Brazilian artist L7m. Here are several more images captured:

Odeith

odeith street art portugal In Quinta do Mocho with L7m, Odeith, Vhils, Nomen, Ricardo Romero, Oze Arv and Violant

Vhils

vhils street art portugal In Quinta do Mocho with L7m, Odeith, Vhils, Nomen, Ricardo Romero, Oze Arv and Violant

Nomen

nomen street art portugal In Quinta do Mocho with L7m, Odeith, Vhils, Nomen, Ricardo Romero, Oze Arv and Violant

Ricardo Romero

Ricardo romero aka chip street art portugal In Quinta do Mocho with L7m, Odeith, Vhils, Nomen, Ricardo Romero, Oze Arv and Violant

Oze Arv

ozearv street art portugal In Quinta do Mocho with L7m, Odeith, Vhils, Nomen, Ricardo Romero, Oze Arv and Violant

Violant

violant street art portugal In Quinta do Mocho with L7m, Odeith, Vhils, Nomen, Ricardo Romero, Oze Arv and Violant

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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en play badge 2 In Quinta do Mocho with L7m, Odeith, Vhils, Nomen, Ricardo Romero, Oze Arv and Violant

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drawing jesus faces on the wall street art lisbon portugal In Lisbon, Portugal: Faces on the Blue Wall with Drawing Jesus, Francisco Camilo, Trafic, Ayako, Robo and Vanessa Rosa

Facilitated by the Galeria de Arte Urbana, or Gallery of Urban Art, a long wall surrounding Lisbon’s Julio de Matos Psychiatric Hospital has evolved into an intriguing open-air gallery, showcasing a range of expressive faces.  Pictured above is by Portugese artist Drawing Jesus. Here are several more images captured from this wall that stretches over half a mile:

Also by Drawing Jesus

drawing jesus street art mural art In Lisbon, Portugal: Faces on the Blue Wall with Drawing Jesus, Francisco Camilo, Trafic, Ayako, Robo and Vanessa Rosa

Francisco Camilo

francisco camilo street art mural lisbon portugal In Lisbon, Portugal: Faces on the Blue Wall with Drawing Jesus, Francisco Camilo, Trafic, Ayako, Robo and Vanessa Rosa

 Trafic

trafic street art lisbon portugal In Lisbon, Portugal: Faces on the Blue Wall with Drawing Jesus, Francisco Camilo, Trafic, Ayako, Robo and Vanessa Rosa

 Ayako

Ayako street art lisbon portugal In Lisbon, Portugal: Faces on the Blue Wall with Drawing Jesus, Francisco Camilo, Trafic, Ayako, Robo and Vanessa Rosa

Robo

robo street art lisbon portugal In Lisbon, Portugal: Faces on the Blue Wall with Drawing Jesus, Francisco Camilo, Trafic, Ayako, Robo and Vanessa Rosa

Brazilian artist Vanessa Rosa

Vanessa rosa street art lisbon portugal In Lisbon, Portugal: Faces on the Blue Wall with Drawing Jesus, Francisco Camilo, Trafic, Ayako, Robo and Vanessa Rosa

Photo credits: 1 – 4, 6 & 7 Lois Stavsky; 5 Sara C Mozeson

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bordalo2 street art lisbon portugal At Lisbons LX Factory with Bordalo II, Miguel RAM,  Noty & Aroz, Mário Belém, Mariana Dias Coutinho and MaisMenos

A renovated industrial complex that how houses some of Lisbon’s coolest shops, design firms and restaurants, the FX Factory is also home to an eclectic collection of first-rate street art. Pictured above is a bee fashioned by Bordalo II from discarded objects. Bordalo II has the following to say about his work: …I belong to a generation that is extremely consumerist, materialist and greedy. With the production of things at its highest, the production of “waste” and unused objects is also at its highest. “Waste” is quoted because of its abstract definition: “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.  I create, recreate, assemble and develop ideas with end-of-life material and try to relate it to sustainability, ecological and social awareness.

Here are several other artworks I saw last week while visiting the FX Factory:

Miguel RAM

Ram street art lisbon portugal At Lisbons LX Factory with Bordalo II, Miguel RAM,  Noty & Aroz, Mário Belém, Mariana Dias Coutinho and MaisMenos

French artists Noty & Aroz

Noty and Aroz street art lisbon portugal At Lisbons LX Factory with Bordalo II, Miguel RAM,  Noty & Aroz, Mário Belém, Mariana Dias Coutinho and MaisMenos

Mário Belém, close-up from huge mural

mario belem street art lisbon portugal At Lisbons LX Factory with Bordalo II, Miguel RAM,  Noty & Aroz, Mário Belém, Mariana Dias Coutinho and MaisMenos

Mariana Dias Coutinho, close-up

Mariana Dias Coutinho close up street art portugal At Lisbons LX Factory with Bordalo II, Miguel RAM,  Noty & Aroz, Mário Belém, Mariana Dias Coutinho and MaisMenos

MaisMenos, one of his “streetments”

MaisMenos street art lisbon portugal1 At Lisbons LX Factory with Bordalo II, Miguel RAM,  Noty & Aroz, Mário Belém, Mariana Dias Coutinho and MaisMenos

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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santhori wuth youth mural art first green At First Street Green Art Park: Santhori with Community Members, Vedran Misic, Murrz, Peter Missing and Stuart Ringholt

Back in 2008, First Street Green converted a derelict building lot at 33 E. 1st Street in Manhattan’s Lower East Side into an open art space. In collaboration with NYC Parks and Partnership For Parks, it has successfully incorporated the lot into First Park.

These days, First Street Green provides a wide range of cultural activities and programs in First Park by engaging with artists, architects, cultural groups and community members. It has also become a favorite destination for us street art aficionados, as it has evolved into an intriguing outdoor gallery featuring some of our favorite artists and introducing us to others. Pictured above is a segment of a collaborative mural created during #WeSpyNY, a community workshop conducted by Swiss pop artist Santhori. Here is a small sampling of other works that were seen earlier this month:

Bosnian artist Vedran Misic

Vedran Misic mural art nyc  At First Street Green Art Park: Santhori with Community Members, Vedran Misic, Murrz, Peter Missing and Stuart Ringholt

Murrz

murrz street art nycJPG At First Street Green Art Park: Santhori with Community Members, Vedran Misic, Murrz, Peter Missing and Stuart Ringholt

Bronx-born, Copenhagen-based artist, musician and activist Peter Missing, close-up of huge mural

Peter missing mural art nyc At First Street Green Art Park: Santhori with Community Members, Vedran Misic, Murrz, Peter Missing and Stuart Ringholt

Melbourne-based artist Stuart Ringholt

Stuart Ringholt sculpture first street green park  At First Street Green Art Park: Santhori with Community Members, Vedran Misic, Murrz, Peter Missing and Stuart Ringholt

 Photo credits:1-4 Lois Stavsky & 5 Tara Murray

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Nether410 No Frontiers artwork Baltimore Based Nether 410 Brings his Vision to Chicago    in <em>Lets Talk About It</em> at Galerie F and with Pablo Machioli on the Streets of Pilsen

Earlier this summer, Baltimore-based Nether 410 shared his talents and vision with us up in the Bronx with the TAG Public Arts Project. More recently his particular socially-conscious aesthetic made its way to Galerie F’s current show Let’s Talk About It  and to the streets of Pilsen with Pablo Machioli. Pictured above is No Frontiers. Here are several more images with commentary by Nether:

Rising and Raising of the Super Block, close-up, Ink on paper canvas, 30″x22″

Between 1950 and 1969, Chicago’s housing authority built 11 enormous high rise projects for public housing, which isolated most of the extreme poor in “super-blocks.” Cabrini–Green, Henry Horner and Harold Ickes are some of these housing developments.  As the economy suffered, crime rose. Many of the projects in this arguably failed ‘master-plan’ became derelict and were eventually demolished.  This piece clashes an archival photo of the mayor and developers hovering over an architectural model of a super-block, with an image of the demolition one of their planned developments.

nether410 Rising and Raising of the super block Baltimore Based Nether 410 Brings his Vision to Chicago    in <em>Lets Talk About It</em> at Galerie F and with Pablo Machioli on the Streets of Pilsen

Baptized into the Movement, close-up, Digital print, 11″x17″

A young kid pouring a bottle of water over his face following being tear-gassed in Ferguson.

Nether410 Baptized Into The Movement artwork Baltimore Based Nether 410 Brings his Vision to Chicago    in <em>Lets Talk About It</em> at Galerie F and with Pablo Machioli on the Streets of Pilsen

Candlelight Protest, Digital print, 17″X11″

From a photo I took during the first Freddie Gray candle light vigil protest. Three generations of Baltimoreans witnessing the beauty of the struggle. That evening changed the entire trajectory of the movement.

Nether410 Candlelight Protest graphic art Baltimore Based Nether 410 Brings his Vision to Chicago    in <em>Lets Talk About It</em> at Galerie F and with Pablo Machioli on the Streets of Pilsen

And on the streets of Pilsen with Pablo Machioli:

The Taming of the Bull

As part of a collaboration with Pablo Machioli.  Painted from ground with mini rollers, a statue of Hercules wrestling a Bull in Pilsen, a South Side-neighborhood  being redeveloped. The figure taming the bull is blinded by gold while the bull is being pierced by an arrow — shot through the Robert Taylor Homes — into his throat. Between 1950 and 1969, Chicago’s Housing Authority built 11 enormous high rise projects for public housing, which isolated most of the extreme poor in “super-blocks”. Many of the projects in this failed ‘master-plan’ were almost intentionally underfunded, became derelict, were demolished, and now, of course, the surrounding neighborhoods are being redeveloped for a different population

Nether410 and pablo machioli street art chicago  Baltimore Based Nether 410 Brings his Vision to Chicago    in <em>Lets Talk About It</em> at Galerie F and with Pablo Machioli on the Streets of Pilsen

Close-up

Nether taming the bull close up Baltimore Based Nether 410 Brings his Vision to Chicago    in <em>Lets Talk About It</em> at Galerie F and with Pablo Machioli on the Streets of Pilsen

Let’s Talk About It continues through September 18th at Galerie F. Located at 2381 N Milwaukee Ave, it is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11AM – 6PM

Images of artworks courtesy Galerie F

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Mag magrela street art Noted Brazilian Artist Mag Magrela on NYC Streets and at <em>Galeria</em> on Manhattans Lower East Side

Noted Brazilian artist Mag Magrela recently spent a month in New York City. In partnership with AnnexB — a company focused on promoting Brazilian art in NYC — Mag Magrela painted several murals in different neighborhoods and presented her first NYC solo exhibit, Pindorama in Flames, at Galeria, a delightful gallery/cafe located at 43 Clinton Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Pictured above is Sem mais. The broken boat: eu tenho sue o pedaço que agora é meu in Long Island City. Here are several more outdoor murals:

“Pequenos atos de contra ataque,” Astoria, Queens with the Welling Court Mural Project

Mag magrela street art welling court nyc Noted Brazilian Artist Mag Magrela on NYC Streets and at <em>Galeria</em> on Manhattans Lower East Side

“Dá a cara à tapa,” Bushwick

Mag Magrela street art Bushwick NYC Noted Brazilian Artist Mag Magrela on NYC Streets and at <em>Galeria</em> on Manhattans Lower East Side

“A paixão das ancas,” Brooklyn Brush X Mural Project

Mag Magrela Brooklyn Bush X Mural Project Noted Brazilian Artist Mag Magrela on NYC Streets and at <em>Galeria</em> on Manhattans Lower East Side

And from her exhibit Pindorama in Flames, at Galeria featuring works created during her NYC residency:

Linha de frente

mag magrela portrait galeria Noted Brazilian Artist Mag Magrela on NYC Streets and at <em>Galeria</em> on Manhattans Lower East Side

“Suadade de sertão encantado” —  with figure painted live to the right

Mag Magrela galeria nyc  Noted Brazilian Artist Mag Magrela on NYC Streets and at <em>Galeria</em> on Manhattans Lower East Side

“Meu murk” – the artist’s signature performance-installation at Brooklyn Brush, Brooklyn, New York

Mag Magrela performane installation Noted Brazilian Artist Mag Magrela on NYC Streets and at <em>Galeria</em> on Manhattans Lower East Side

The exhibit at Galeria – featuring a range of works that address the dichotomy between the ideal Utopian world and the bitter real one — continues through September 15th.

Note: Mag Magrela is a featured artist in Alexandra Henry‘s documentary film Street Heroines

Photos: 1, 3, 4 & 7 courtesy AnnexB; 2, 5 & 6 Lois Stavsky

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pro176 graffiti nyc At the Graffiti Hall of Fame in East Harlem with Pro 176, PFunk, Rath, Quik, Scratch, Hops1, Poet and more

The 15th edition of the NYC Graffiti Hall of Fame, presented by Joey TDS and James Top, was launched this past weekend inside the famed East Harlem schoolyard on 106th Street and Park Avenue. Pictured above is by French graffiti artist Pro176. Here are several more artworks captured yesterday:

Rhode Island-based PFunk at work

pfunk paints graffiti characters nyc At the Graffiti Hall of Fame in East Harlem with Pro 176, PFunk, Rath, Quik, Scratch, Hops1, Poet and more

Local writer Rath

rath graffiti east harlem nyc At the Graffiti Hall of Fame in East Harlem with Pro 176, PFunk, Rath, Quik, Scratch, Hops1, Poet and more

New York City-based graffiti legend Quik

quik graffiti nyc At the Graffiti Hall of Fame in East Harlem with Pro 176, PFunk, Rath, Quik, Scratch, Hops1, Poet and more

NYC-based, Stockholm native Scratch, the sole female to paint this year!

Scratch graffiti east harlem nyc At the Graffiti Hall of Fame in East Harlem with Pro 176, PFunk, Rath, Quik, Scratch, Hops1, Poet and more

NYC-based Hops1

Hops1 graffiti mural art NYC At the Graffiti Hall of Fame in East Harlem with Pro 176, PFunk, Rath, Quik, Scratch, Hops1, Poet and more

NYC-based Poet

Poet graffiti nyc At the Graffiti Hall of Fame in East Harlem with Pro 176, PFunk, Rath, Quik, Scratch, Hops1, Poet and more

Keep posted to our Facebook page for more images of new Graffiti Hall of Fame murals.

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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en play badge 2 At the Graffiti Hall of Fame in East Harlem with Pro 176, PFunk, Rath, Quik, Scratch, Hops1, Poet and more

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nether mural art tag project bronx nyc The TAG Public Arts Project in the Bronx with: Nether 410, Damien Mitchell, Barlo, Daze, TOZ & BR Flesh Beck Crew, Sole Rebel, Ralph Serrano and Mr. Prvrt with A Visual Bliss

Founded and curated by SinXero, the TAG Public Arts Project – a A 501(c)3 Not for Profit in NY State — continues to bring a wonderfully diverse range of public artworks to the South Central section of the Bronx. Pictured above is a mural recently painted by Baltimore-based artist Nether 410. Here are a few others — fashioned by local, national and international artists — that I came upon this past Friday while exploring the streets on and off Westchester Avenue along the 6 line.

Brooklyn-based Australian artist Damien Mitchell, close-up 

damien mitchell mural art Bronx nyc The TAG Public Arts Project in the Bronx with: Nether 410, Damien Mitchell, Barlo, Daze, TOZ & BR Flesh Beck Crew, Sole Rebel, Ralph Serrano and Mr. Prvrt with A Visual Bliss

Hong Kong-based Italian artist Barlo, close-up

barlo street art mural bronx nyc The TAG Public Arts Project in the Bronx with: Nether 410, Damien Mitchell, Barlo, Daze, TOZ & BR Flesh Beck Crew, Sole Rebel, Ralph Serrano and Mr. Prvrt with A Visual Bliss

The legendary NYC-based Daze

daze street art mural bronx nyc The TAG Public Arts Project in the Bronx with: Nether 410, Damien Mitchell, Barlo, Daze, TOZ & BR Flesh Beck Crew, Sole Rebel, Ralph Serrano and Mr. Prvrt with A Visual Bliss

With Brazilian artists TOZ & BR from the Flesh Beck Crew to his left, close-up

daze and fresh beck crew graffiti mural art Bronx NYC The TAG Public Arts Project in the Bronx with: Nether 410, Damien Mitchell, Barlo, Daze, TOZ & BR Flesh Beck Crew, Sole Rebel, Ralph Serrano and Mr. Prvrt with A Visual Bliss

 NYC-based Sole Rebel

sole rebel mural art bronx nyc The TAG Public Arts Project in the Bronx with: Nether 410, Damien Mitchell, Barlo, Daze, TOZ & BR Flesh Beck Crew, Sole Rebel, Ralph Serrano and Mr. Prvrt with A Visual Bliss

NYC-based Puerto Rican artist Ralph Serrano

serrano mural art bronx nyc The TAG Public Arts Project in the Bronx with: Nether 410, Damien Mitchell, Barlo, Daze, TOZ & BR Flesh Beck Crew, Sole Rebel, Ralph Serrano and Mr. Prvrt with A Visual Bliss

Rochester-based Mr. Prvrt and NYC-based A Visual Bliss, close-up

Mr prvrt visual bliss mural art bronx nyc The TAG Public Arts Project in the Bronx with: Nether 410, Damien Mitchell, Barlo, Daze, TOZ & BR Flesh Beck Crew, Sole Rebel, Ralph Serrano and Mr. Prvrt with A Visual Bliss

 Photo credits: 1 Courtesy SinXero; 2-8 Lois Stavsky

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