New perspectives from printmaker and street artist Troy Lovegates

Troy Lovegates may be better known by the more anonymous name of “Other.” The artist stands as one of several prominent printmakers-turned-street artists such his more well-known contemporary Swoon as they and others merge techniques from both medias to execute unique stylistic and compositional changes that make their work prominent and recognizable. Lovegates does mural projects as…

Artist DAAS balances chaos and control

American-born artist DAAS, who is currently based in Kobe, Japan, works with line, shape, and color in a manner that constantly pulls at both chaos and organization in what develops into a microcosm of the natural world around us: Full of random pieces that come together to create a beautiful harmony of balance. The artist…

A search for understanding of the natural state by Zio Ziegler

San Francisco based artist Zio Ziegler’s work is one of self-understanding. His aim is to create an experience for the viewer that parallels his own search of creation. The bizarre colors and shapes within Ziegler’s familiar and highly repeated humanoid forms give the sense that there is something beautiful and strange and crazy within each…

Sweet Toof’s gums and teeth in streets and galleries

Sweet Toof is the pseudonymous name of the prolific United Kingdom street artist. He has worked extensively as a solo artist as well as a collaborative artist teaming up with other street artists like Cyclops, Tek 33, and Rowdy. Despite gaining popularity as a graffiti artist, Sweet Toof is equally disciplined in traditional painting and printmaking….

Banksy’s latest work speaks out against poor aid to refugees in France

Calais, France, has become the most recent recipient of Banksy’s famed stenciled graffiti pieces. Banksy and his crew entered an area of the city known as “The Jungle”, an outskirt filled with makeshift tent shelters made by struggling migrants, and created several pieces of art and used parts of Banksy’s last show, “Dismaland”, to create…

Revok’s urban collages

For the last 25 years, Revok has been considered one of the most prolific graffiti writers in the world. However, in the late 2000’s he was arrested and incarcerated on three different occasions in three different countries. Aside from the traditional spray paint graffiti, Revok creates collages out of painted wood and other materials that…