Secret Message

New collaborative mural by Mexican artist Said Dokins and French artist Monkey Bird titled “Le message secret” in Bordeaux, France organized by Pole Magnetic Street Art Bordeaux.

The artists said that this work creates a relationship between geometry and text as a poetic knowledge.

‘On one hand, Monkey Bird with their stencils, allude to the ancient ‘platonic solids’ and create a series of unfinished characters like ‘guardians of knowledge’. On the other hand is Said Dokins who uses his own calligraphy style and medieval letters to talk about the idea of eternal return, inscribing texts that refer to the possibilities and limitations of philosophy and the importance of the text as a legacy of the consciousness through time.

These reminiscences of the old antique prints of Wenzel Jamnitzer, Renaissance statuary and medieval forms of calligraphy and the appearance of unfinished buildings or in ruins, creates several reflections about our human condition, where the awareness and knowledge are in a state of permanent construction.’*


Some of the texts that can be read on the wall are fragments of the philosopher Walter Benjamin:

“Knowledge comes only in lightning flashes. The text is the long roll of thunder that follows”

“Like ultraviolet rays memory shows to each man in the book of life a script that invisibly and prophetically glosses the text”

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Magic Does Exist

Recent mural by German street art duo HERAKUT in Paris, France.
The mural is dedicated to kids and is painted on the corner of an elementary school and very close from a high school, so that it could directly address children on their way to school.

“This message goes out to the kids: even though these times make it hard to see, magic does exist (we have seen it)”
– Herakut

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~ By HERAKUT ~ Photo: Yannick Touarin

“They created this wall to support above all the children who have witnessed the terror attacks of Paris, as a reminder that humans (no matter what age) can spread magic around them. They just have to believe in magic and they will see it. The colors blue, white and red, symbol of France, reinforce Herakut’s support to French kids after the attacks. The mural is located 24 rue Goscinny in the 13th district of Paris, home of Paris street art.”
– StreetArtUnitedStates.com

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~ By HERAKUT ~ Photo: Yannick Touarin

Click here for more info about HERAKUT.


Have a peaceful day!

Said Dokins in Europe

Mexico City based artist Said Dokins is visiting various cities across Europe and he is creating some amazing pieces on his way.
In Germany Said did some interventions of the series “The Hidden Text” in the context of IBUG Festival, in Limbach, Oberfrona and at OpenSpaceGallery in Halle.
Now he is in Bordeaux to present an Exhibition in Cox Gallery.

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~ By Said Dokins ~ ‘Die verborgene Schrift’, 2016. IBUg Street Art Festival, Limbach Germany. – Photo: Patrick Richter

This year, IBUg Festival took place in a small textile factory in Limbach,  abandoned just after the  fall of the Berlin Wall. The project “The Hidden Text”, attempts to elaborate a reflection on history and the marks that certain events leave behind. In Germany, the former division remains there in a different way, it’s visible through architecture, people’s life style, economy, or even social control and politics.

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~ By Said Dokins ~ Sun/Moon ‘Die verborgene Schrift’, 2016. Freiraumgaleriel, Halle, Germany. – Photo: Leonardo Luna

In Halle, another connotation is added to the project. It is an abandoned neighborhood, that is going through a recovery process. OpenSpaceGallery has created a recovery program through art, creating murals among other strategies of neighborhood improvement, which favor dialogue with the community, and also elaborate participative prognosis, where the inhabitants share their needs and inquiries.

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Tag Clouds

French artist Mathieu Tremblin started a project called “Tag Clouds” to pay homage to the local street art scene in Rennes, France, while recontextualizing traditional graffiti styles as readable internet fonts. He basically ‘rewrites’ local artists’ tags as standardized letterforms that would ordinarily appear on computer screens.

 

 

 

“The principle of Tag Clouds is to replace the all-over graffiti calligraphy with readable translations like the clouds of keywords which can be found on the internet.” Tremblin says. “It shows the analogy between the physical tag and the virtual tag, both in form (tagged wall compositions look the same as tag clouds), and in substance (like keywords which are markers of net surfing, graffiti are markers of urban drifting).”

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Meet HONET

HONET is a graffiti artist and illustrator from Paris, France. He started graffiti in 1988, painting some walls along the lines tracks and on trains beginning of the 90′, in Paris, then across all Europe from London to Bucharest, from Helsinki to Athens and far away in cities such as Moscow, Beijing or Tokyo.
He is known mostly for his playful vibrant murals with clean lines.

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~ By HONET ~ Cité de la Viotte, Besançon – Photo: HoNeT on Facebook

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Trojan Horse

Recent mural by Parisian artist HONET for the Rose Beton Festival in Toulouse, France depicting a trojan horse with his signature characters.

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~ By HONET ~ Photo: streetartnews.net

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~ By HONET ~ Photo: streetartnews.net

More info about HONET and his work tomorrow!


Have a nice start into the week!

Who Is Zoulette?

Zoulette is a talented women graffiti artist who is known for her paste-ups that include her cute signature black-and-white characters.
Having grown up in a neighborhood of the city of Lyon, France she was surrounded by tags, graffiti, posters and murals. As a teenager she started to tag walls here and there, to this day she is more focused on the world of graffiti and she is passionate about street art from the early 90’s.

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~ By Zoulette ~ Photo: Zoulette Street Art on Facebook

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~ By Zoulette ~ Photo: Zoulette Street Art on Facebook

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