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Lately there has been much buzz about a Spanish street artist by the name of Aryz. This young artist is slowly but surely becoming a household name. Aryz creates stunning, intricately detailed works using spray paint and paint rollers, and that’s not all—Aryz is also an illustrator. Aryz was born in Barcelona, Spain, but very little is actually known about his history as a street artist. The painter, who has drawn sporadically since childhood, began his career on a summer day with some friends. Aryz prefers to paint simply for the sake of painting; his passions for art and fun are his motivation. In fact, he is unsure of what to call his art. People often define it as graffiti, while others consider it street art. read more

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Interview at the Berlin Wall. Potsdamerplatz in Berlin with Christophe Bouchet. 13.08.1985

Thierry Noir Potsdamerplatz 1985 from Thierry Noir on Vimeo.

Thierry Noir was born in 1958 in Lyon, France, and came to Berlin in January 1982. In April 1984, Noir began to paint the Berlin Wall and is credited as being the first artist to do so.  Noir’s objective was to perform one real revolutionary act: To paint the Berlin wall, to transform it, to make it ridiculous, and to help destroy it prempting its ultimate fall in 1989. Noir covered the Berlin Wall, more than 3 metres high, with bright, vivid colours, aiming not to embellish the wall but to demystify it. Noir’s iconic, bright and seemingly innocent works painted on this deadly border symbolised a sole act of defiance and a lone voice of freedom. read more

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Thierry Noir x Street Art London from StreetArtLondon on Vimeo.

Thierry Noir was born in 1958 in Lyon, France, and came to Berlin in January 1982. In April 1984, Noir began to paint the Berlin Wall and is credited as being the first artist to do so.  Noir’s objective was to perform one real revolutionary act: To paint the Berlin wall, to transform it, to make it ridiculous, and to help destroy it prempting its ultimate fall in 1989. Noir covered the Berlin Wall, more than 3 metres high, with bright, vivid colours, aiming not to embellish the wall but to demystify it. Noir’s iconic, bright and seemingly innocent works painted on this deadly border symbolised a sole act of defiance and a lone voice of freedom. read more

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Stik is a British graffiti artist based in London.[1][2] He is known for painting large stick figures.

Stik paints stick figure-like people as street art.[3] He has worked in the northeast London area of Hackney, especially in Shoreditch.[2] He liaises at the Central Saint Martins Graffiti Dialogues and has been funded to run graffiti workshops.[4] He works with organizations including Amnesty International, British Waterways, the Mutoid Waste Company, Queeruption, and Reclaim the Streets. He paints unauthorised art as well as pieces that are authorised. read more

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SACRE COEUR | Philippe Baudelocque from Le Coeur de L’Homme on Vimeo.

Philippe Baudelocque is a French street artist whose work in chalk can be found on dark walls around Paris, Marseille and other cities, showing his intricate cosmic patterns, creating animals. Philippe Baudelocque was born in Villecresnes, France and graduated from the National Superior School of Decorative Arts in Paris. According to Philippe, college helped him to become an artist by teaching him how to work with the most open possible spirit and the graffiti practice has showed him how to paint on walls. read more

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Vhils’s art is poetic, complex, and ambitious. He penetrates through countless layers of posters, dirt, and plaster to set free the poetic images hidden beneath urban spaces. This is all done by drilling away old plaster relief forms. Alexandre Farto (Also known as Vhils) was born in 1987 in Portugal. He grew up in the outskirts of Lisbon. He studied at the University of the Arts in London, Central Saint Martins, and Byam Shaw Fine Art Skills and Practices. He was raised in Portugal, during a period that was deeply affected by the revolution at the time. It was then that he witnessed much destruction and the effects of the war on the walls. The Carnation Revolution of 1974 affected the outskirts of Lisbon and other parts of Portugal.

Vhils gained prominence when carved portrait was revealed alongside street artist Banksy at the Cans Festival in London in 2008. Later, Banksy’s agent, Steve Lazarides, gave him additional space to create his street art carvings. Soon after several of his works were published. One of Vhils most popular forms of media is his relief portrait. These portraits are chiseled into plaster and brick walls all over the world. He also creates by dissecting poster ads and excavating walls. Other forms of media include collage, wheat paste, wood, metal, installations, and more. Last but not least, Alexandre Farto is known for using etching acid, bleach, pneumatic drills, and other processes or street art tools to reveal a wall’s layers. read more

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