Meet Aakash Nihalani

Aakash Nihalani is a New York City based artist who uses coloured tape to create his unique art. He is visually creating 3D images on two-dimensional surfaces.

“The repetition of isometric squares and rectangles becomes visually pleasing to the eye, conveying complexities such as movement and space by something so simple as the placement of a line.

"Landline" by Aakash Nihalani

~ By Aakash Nihalani ~ Photo: eyescreamsunday.com

Initially, your focus is drawn to the use of repetition and varying patterns, yet Nihalani has taken it one step further. For example, by incorporating a live model, Nihalani successfully delivers an additional element to his art, transforming the viewer’s immediate thoughts into what he intended to convey for that specific piece. Nihalani’s art is clearly meant to captivate the viewer’s attention.”*
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By Sasha Korban

An ex-miner and a well-known Ukrainian artist Sasha Korban created a huge dual mural in Kyiv, Ukraine. Each wall has 50 metres in height (2 walls of 16-floors building).

Korban says that his mural conveys the relationship between a man and a woman, their friendship, love and simply the relations between two humans. Korban does not specify the plot deliberately: he doesn’t say what exactly is the couple doing – possibly dancing. “The viewer needs to have the opportunity to see his own script. Maybe to remember something or to dream about something”, adds the artist. 

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~ By Sasha Korban ~ Kyiv, Ukraine – Photo: Maksim Belousov

Sasha Korban was born on March 12, 1987 in Kirovske of Donetsk Region, Ukraine. In 2006-2011 he worked as a miner at “Komsomolets Donbasu”. He tried street art far back in 2002, but his career as urban artist has started in 2009.  His artworks are representing characters and portraits. His pieces are characterized with different techniques and styles like photorealism, pop art, expressive conceptualism, etc.

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~ By Sasha Korban ~ Kyiv, Ukraine – Photo: Maksim Belousov

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Andiy Kalkov in Kyiv

Ukrainian street artist Andriy Kalkov has decorated Kyiv’s secondary school #314 (Knyazhiy Zaton Str., 7-a) with an abstract mural as a part of the Mural Social Club Festival.

Kalkov’s new piece is an artwork of the series called “The Cycle”. The main core of the series is a spiral pattern that is encrypted in “8-bit” and “op-art” languages. The artist says that his mural is a symbol of knowledge, development and cyclical process of the Universe.

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~ By Andriy Kalkov ~ Photo: Maksim Belousov

Andriy Kalkov was born in Lutsk, where he lives and works now. In 2012 he earned a degree in monumental painting of Lviv National Academy of Arts. Kalkov took part in many urban festivals and more than 30 collective exhibitions all over the world.

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~ By Andriy Kalkov ~ Photo: Maksim Belousov

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Meet Ana María

Anna María is a wonderful Puerto Rican artist. Her works depict alien-like creatures that combine human, animal and mechanical forms. Her creations often suggest that humans are at war with everything around them.

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~ By Ana María ~ Bricklane, London, UK – Photo: behance.net/anamarietta

“I believe Peace is possible, I believe in common sense, I believe in Human Intelligence.

Human Being is in constant war with everything; nature, machines, time and himself.
In my work, I try to put the pieces together, so that every part of my surroundings can find peace. I empower my creatures with the ability to fix, change, or retract actions of war, pain, and conflicts that would change the history of a nation, an extinct form of living or a simple human being’s life.”

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~ By Ana María ~ Bricklane, London, UK – Photo: behance.net/anamarietta

“I believe changes comprehend a specie’s environment as much as the specie inside.
I want to play with the act of abstinence in my work, creating beasts that can deprive of live at the minimal or inexistent provocation but they choose to stay still, they choose peace.
In my imagination, different dimensions of life and time collide to create characters with mixed phenotypes, animal, mechanical and human, functioning parallel to a story that I feel every second I spend on the process but only the spectator can tell.”
– Ana Maria; anamarietta on Behance

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Bordalo II in Aruba

A few days ago Bordalo II finished this large mural for the Aruba Art Fair on the streets of San Nicolas in Aruba.
As usual, the talented Portuguese street artist created another incredible 3D sculpture only using trash and found materials.

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~ By Bordalo II ~ Photo: streetartnews.net

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~ By Bordalo II ~ Photo: streetartnews.net

Click here for more info about Bordalo II and his installations!


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Who Is Nme?

Nme is a self taught urban artist, currently living in the SouthWest UK. Having been brought up in an urban area, Nme was exposed to street art from a very young age.
His work is often confronting politics and social issues.

“I just put pencil to paper, knife to card, and hand to can, and try to let the magic happen. It’s my labour of love & way of life. I live by… the paint & will probably die by the fumes, Its just what i do.”
– Nme

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~ By Nme ~ Dawlish, UK – Photo: @nme on Facebook

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“Escape” ~ By Nme ~ Dawlish, UK – Photo: @nme on Facebook

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