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Surreal murals by Croatian artist Lonac

Lonac is a Croatian street artist who paints surreal images based on his experiences growing up Zagreb. His new exhibition “Strange Tales” appears at the Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. The artist’s Croatian pseudonym translates loosely to ‘cooking pot,’ a nickname he hated as a child but went on to embrace while in search of […]

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Artist converts beach rock into a great white shark

When mixed media artist Jimmy Swift traveled to India in March 2015, he saw a jagged rock on the beach. He immediately knew what to do with it. “When I first saw this rock it looked like a perfect place for a great white. It’s truly amazing how mother nature can carve out such a […]

Banksy takes his art to Bethlehem

Banksy opened up The Walled Off Hotel earlier this year along the wall of the occupied West Bank with the “with the worst view in the world.” More recently, he teamed up with producer Danny Boyl to put together a film called ‘The Alternativity’ which features local children and their families singing Christmas carols ‘Jingle Bells‘ […]

Interview with Artist Christina Angelina (aka Starfighter)

Christina Angelina is an internationally renowned artist who spray paints murals. We spoke while she was putting the finishing touches on a project in Aspen, Colorado. How would you explain what you do? I do large-scale figurative murals, or public art. What are you currently working on? I’m currently working on a mural in Aspen, Colorado. […]

The paradox of commodifying art

It is cool to be a rebel, to rage against the machine, whether the machine is government or Fortune 500 companies. However, what happens when the artists that criticize mass consumption are the ones contributing to it? Hypebeast explores the contradiction of art and commerce through the works of artists KAWS, Ron English, and Shepard […]

‘City as Canvas’: an exhibition of New York graffiti art

It conveys the urgency of its creation; graffiti was, after all, a crime committed in haste, at night and under precarious conditions. The world is a canvass, as it is for advertisers. The only difference is that graffiti artists pay through rebellion. Right Bansky?