Luca Ledda in Brazil

Italian artist Luca Ledda just finished working on his two new murals created for a project called “Latinta Mural”, which is an art residency developed inside the favelas of ”Serra Dourada” and “Inhanguetà” in the city of Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil.

Luca stated that the goal of the project is to involve the people of the district to approach art in a different way. “Both of this favelas gave me the inspiration to create a wall project, first mural theme is ‘Sleepy city’ and the second one is ‘Power of the nature’.”

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~ By Luca Ledda ~ Photo via streetartnews.net

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~ By Luca Ledda ~ Photo via streetartnews.net

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~ By Luca Ledda ~ Photo via streetartnews.net

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~ By Luca Ledda ~ Photo via streetartnews.net

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~ By Luca Ledda ~ Photo via streetartnews.net


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Copenhagen Street Art

Amazing mural by Conor Harrington seen on Tullinsgade street in Copenhagen. His mural is depicting two men fighting one another, their clothes suggest they belong to the Renaissance period.



I am currently here in Copenhagen, more street art from this beautiful city is coming soon, as well as more regular posts.

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Interview w/ KAS

KAS is a talented Portuguese street artist born in Porto who currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. His passion for art began at a young age. His father – also a painter – had big influence on him. KAS started painting classic graffiti lettering in the streets of Porto in 1999, he is a self-made artist, but he has learned informally from some of the greatest graffiti artists in Portugal.
KAS kindly agreed to answer my questions (not only) regarding his work.
Enjoy the interview!

Allegedly, you first got into graffiti by tagging all over the streets and then gradually progressed into street art and photorealism. How do you view tagging now? Do you see it as vandalism?
Yes, I started with classic graffiti and tags but evolution is a part of life so I developed my work in a different direction. But nowadays, I still look at tags in the same way as 15 years ago…The same message, the same style, the same adrenaline and sometimes I do the same. 😉
Of course I hate tags on monuments!

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~ By KAS ~ The Final Sunset – Bali, Indonesia

Do your murals have a hidden meaning or do you mostly create them for enjoyment?
I always have a meaning in my murals. I believe that street art is a power media and I use it to pass a message or an idea.

What or who inspires you?
All around me is a reason to be inspired. In the last 2 years I’ve started to mix photorealism with puzzle patterns and I like to play with the pieces and create some 3D effects.

Do you have any favourite street artists?
Yes a lot of them. It is difficult to choose the favorite artists because nowadays the list is quite large.

What would you like to achieve in the future/what are you currently working on?
I just want to continue my work and be better than yesterday. At the moment I have a couple of different projects on the way all around the world.

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~ By KAS ~ Smiles don’t use skin colors – Brussels, Belgium

Have you ever been caught by the police while painting?
Yes I’ve been caught and I ran away from the cops a lot of times.
Normally I say: if you never run from the cops you don’t know what graffiti is!

Do you have a motto or anything that you would like to share?
Do what you love and you will be happy forever…

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~ By KAS ~ Dubai, UAE

Finally, here are a few quick questions.

What do you see in front of you?
A wall that needs to be painted 😉
What did you have for lunch today?
Spray paint!
Most recent travel destination?
I was in Dubai painting for Dubai canvas 3D art Festival.
Your dream job?
I already have a dream job.
What superpower would you like to have?
I would like to have the power to stop the hunger in the world and the suffering of children in the war.

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Check out KAS’s work on his website and Facebook.

Thank you again for the inteview KAS!


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Brothers in Buenos Aires

Argentinean street artist Ever Siempre just finished working on his latest large scale mural titled “Brothers” in the La Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aires.

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~ By Ever Siempre ~ Photo via streetartnews.net

On his Facebook page, Ever shared the story behind his mural:

“The neighborhood of “La boca” is born in the margin of Riachuelo, Buenos Aires. This neighborhood has the highest percentage of poverty of the city, also “La Boca” is the neighborhood with the highest percentage of renters in the Capital Federal, due to these social conditions there are also several community kitchens in the neighborhood where grandmothers and mothers takes care of children of other fathers and mothers.

More than 20 children eat in the community dining room ‘Comedor Communication pancita llena corazòn contento de la boca’, these children are called among them “brothers” are a big family that take care of each other.
Brian and Araceli are from different families but they take care one of each other. On the right you can see a graphic representation that compares the number of people who rents contrasted with the amount of owners.
This is a tribute to the present of the neighborhood and the future of “La boca”, an uncertain future conditioned by the gentrification of it.
If you want to contribute with the Shelter “Pancitas llenas corazon contento” follow this link, they need our help!”
– Eversiempre on Facebook

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~ By Ever Siempre ~ Photo via streetartnews.net

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~ By Ever Siempre ~ Photo via streetartnews.net


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NILS & Joachim Collab

Amazing collaborative piece in the Merksem neighborhood of Antwerp, Belgium by Belgian artist Joachim and Richmond (CA) based artist NILS.

The newly formed duo brainstormed for a couple days in order to come up with a concept that would blend their styles and techniques. In the end, they both managed to convey their asthetics and feelings in as equal a way as possible, without diluting the other.
NILS painted his signature black-and-white realistic portrait while Joachim came up with the unique mask painted in his characteristic style.

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~ By NILS and Joachim ~ Info and photo via streetartnews.net

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~ By NILS and Joachim ~ Info and photo via streetartnews.net


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Alex Senna in São Paulo

Murals by São Paulo-based artist and illustrator Alex Senna featuring his signature innocent characters that bring some sort of softness to the streets of São Paulo.

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~ By Alex Senna ~ Photo: alexsenna.com

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~ By Alex Senna ~ Photo: alexsenna.com

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~ By Alex Senna ~ Photo: alexsenna.com

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~ By Alex Senna ~ Photo: alexsenna.com


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