Who Is BK Foxx?

BK Foxx is a New York-based artist who likes to create large-scale murals, working freehand with spray paint. Her murals can be found mostly throughout New York City.
BK Foxx also focuses on social awareness of animals which is why she often depicts them in her murals.

Here is a little bit of what she shared in an interview for Animal New York:

How did you get your name?
My initials are BK. And my little icon is a fox. With an extra “X” because “BKFox” was taken on Instagram (no joke.) My given name is allegedly from an ’80s sitcom.

Why do what you do?
Because I can. Because I speak better visually than verbally. And because nothing beats the feeling of standing next to people admiring the wall you painted while they have no idea you painted it.

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~ By BK Foxx ~ Brownsville, Brooklyn – Photo by Audrey Connolly

Do you bring your smart phone into the bathroom with you? Why?
No. I try to leave my phone alone as much possible. Notifications can turn you into a lab rat on cocaine pawing at your screen.

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~ By BK Foxx ~ JMZ Walls in Bushwick, NY – Photo: widewalls.ch

Drugs or natural highs?
Mostly sugar.
(*Full interview here.)

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~ By BK Foxx ~ “80 ft peregrine falcon at Palmyra Cove Sanctuary in NJ” – Photo: widewalls.ch

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~ By BK Foxx ~ Self Portrait – Photo: widewalls.ch


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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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Meet Issa Abou-Issa

Issa Abou-Issa is a painter, sculptor, and mixed-media artist who works in a variety of styles and mediums. Born and raised in New York City, Issa studied painting, ceramics/Sculpting in New Orleans, New York and California. The artist made the move from the “Big Apple” to the “Big Easy” in 1996 with her husband, which she now calls home.

Issa herself explains her journey and work in this video:

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~ By Issa Abou-Issa ~ Photo: womenstreetartists.com

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Who Is BToy?

Andrea Michaelsson is a Spanish multi-faceted artist better known by her street artist name Btoy.
Her stencils often portray the importance of women, and sometimes incorporate famous portraits. Most of these women are female icons from the 1950’s, often depicted through powerful brush strokes combined with fine stencil lines.
Btoy prefers to place street art and posters in old places. These places may include rust on a door and old textured walls.

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~ By BTOY ~ Photo: BTOY on Flickr

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~ By BTOY ~ Photo: BTOY on Flickr

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Meet AFI

AFI is street artist based “somewhere in Europe”, she is known for her stencils and amusing street art.

“Art has to be shared. Art has to be everywhere; democratized and easily accessible by everyone. Those were some random thoughts I had and then AFI was born. I love passing the message no matter that it might be gone in a few hours. That is the charm of street art. My technique is mainly stencil and my concepts are inspired from the male world. My signature is colorful. You might see my work out in the streets or inside creating on a commission basis.
My base is in Europe, wherever I can find a canvas made of bricks.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.”
– AFI Street Art, Facebook

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~ By AFI ~ Photo: womenstreetartists.com

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~ By AFI ~ Thessaloniki, Greece – Photo: AFI Street Art on Facebook


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Bollywood Sugar

Elaborate wheatpaste mural titled “Bollywood Sugar” by Dutch artist Handiedan located on 820 S. Clinton Ave at the corner of Meigs St. in Rochester, NY.
Handiedan used paper on brickstone and look-through stickers on glass for this project. The mural has been co-curated by Urban Nation and created for WALL\THERAPY 2015.

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~ By Handiedan ~ Rochester, NY – Photo: handiedan.com

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