Daniel Eime is Portuguese artist whose stencil artworks always try to escape the general technique with static painting and spray texture. Black and white faces are the central bases that he uses until today, always with paint brush. With the street as their best space to paint, he already integrated work into various initiatives such as spaces decorations, promotional events, solo and group exhibitions, urban interventions, street art festivals and publications in magazines and books. Eime was born 1986 and earned his degree in set design; even he has worked a couple of years in this area, since 2011 he lives almost exclusively for street art and paintings.read more
Graffiti duo from Poland known as Etam Cru creates large-scale murals able to transform dull cityscapes into a wonderland of colors and fantastic, fairytale elements. Two young muralists called Sainer and Bezt use the entire high-rise European buildings as their canvases. Their pieces are usually infused with hints of Eastern European folklore, such as mushrooms and forest creatures, even though it is known that these elements are also the important part of rave and psychedelic culture. The scenes that Etam Cru depicts are rarely static – on the contrary, they are action-packed, reminiscent of various graphic novels. Every aspect of their colorful murals seems to be in motion: animals and houses come to life and human characters gain abilities that defy the laws of physics. read more
Another interesting exhibition that occured during Art Basel Week was entitled Most Oddinism located at The Rotunda, just a block from a number of fairs such as Miami Projects, Art Miami & Context in Miami’s Downtown district. This group show featured the works by many familiar artists you’ve seen here at AM including Aaron De La Cruz, Christopher Derek Bruno, Ben Eine, Kenji Hirata Anthony Lister, Otto Zitko, Patrick Martinez (seen above), ESPO and Roid.read more
Lily Mixe is a graphic artist originating from Paris who has now based herself within the creative hot bed of London, UK. Lily’s artwork moves from paper and canvas, found objects and onto the surface of walls in the street. At the centre of the work is Nature and in particular the Ocean. The subjects are otherworldly, aliens from our own planet. Specimens that offer reminders of how beautiful and complex life on Earth can be and how much of our own planet is unknown and undiscovered.
Inspired by numerous diving expeditions, and hundreds of notebooks and studies of animals and plants, the work is both familiar and unusual. Lily states, “The work examines life under the surface, the incredible unseen, silent beings we take for granted. I want to give a visual voice to the natural world. I want to celebrate nature in the same way we value precious stones and rare artefacts, I place nature as the highest currency on planet earth”read more