Who Is Peeta?

Manuel Di Rita aka Peeta is a talented Italian graffiti writer, painter and sculptor who currently lives and works in Venice, Italy.
He is a member of the EAD crew (Padova, Italy), FX and RWK crews (New York City) and has participated, over the years, in jams, festivals and art shows all around the world.
Peeta is known for is incredible 3D art and abstract shapes. Using a variety of shading, gradients and shadows, his work often appears to be hovering just off the surface on which it is painted.

peeta-4

~ By Peeta ~ Photo: thisiscolossal.com

jidar_festival_rabat_marocco_2016

~ By Peeta ~ Photo: peeta.net

Read More

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.

ana-maria-bricklane-london

~ 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.”

ana-maria-sketch

~ 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

Read More

Elian in Ukraine

Argentinian artist Elian Chali, aka Elian, decorated Kyiv’s secondary school #219 with his mural. The art piece named “Slight Presence of Transparency“ is situated on Obolonskiy Avenue, 2-B.

“Unlike my recent work, I haven’t used transparency effect of the primary colors for this piece, only a slight presence in gray. My search is developed on the behavior of pure colors and overlapping. The white background is almost non-existent, the wall is saturated with figures that respond to a central point. None basic geometric element is present, but the hardness of the transverse lines give a sense of geometry. This piece establishes the debate about the importance of empty spaces (air) in a composition”, explains Elian.

Elian2_photo by Elian

~ By Elian ~ Photo: Elian

ElianFB_photo by Elian

~ By Elian ~ Photo: Elian

Read More

By RONE

Australian artist RONE just finished the tallest mural in Sweden located in the city of Gothenburg. The piece is titled “Emma” and it is a beautiful portrait of a local young chef.

Rone-Emma

~ By RONE ~ Photo: streetartnews.net

Rone-Emma-2

~ By RONE ~ Photo: streetartnews.net

More info about RONE tomorrow!


Thank you for visiting Street Art Rat!

Who Is Borondo?

Gonzalo Borondo is a Spanish street artist and gratuate in fine arts. He started doing graffiti while studying in Madrid, Spain. At the beggining he did tags all around the city as well as the classic bombing on trains, however, he soon started experimenting with new techniques and new ways of expression.

On his Facebook page @borondoofficial he shared:
It ‘s easier to find me in the streets rather than online. I live in a dimension of “here and now” that enables me to have a more sincere approach, something that couldn’t be mediated by the screen.

I communicate through my art in a straightforward way, usually helped by the public nature of the great walls that host my work, directly involving me in the stories and in the surrounding space. I physically live what I do.
However, I can recognize a good means of communication even if it doesn’t suit me, neither by nature nor by method; I can see how useful it could be to share and, from experience, how dangerous it would be to let someone else use it in my place.

Borondo Lagos Portugal

~ By Borondo ~ Lagos, Portugal – Photo: Borondo on Facebook

Read More