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Australian street artist RONE is back in London for his first UK solo exhibition entitled 'Wallflower' at London’s StolenSpace Gallery opening today. We managed to stop by to bring you this exclusive preview. Best known for his unique depiction of beauty through his portraits of women, Rone’s show includes a stunning range of new works that he especially created for the show. The exhibition features a mix of paintings on canvas with some using wooden shipping crates as a backdrop. The transparency of the paintings based on a female muse surrounded by flowers reminds us of the short-lived nature of what we conventionally consider beautiful, sometimes blooming and dying in just a day. Continue reading for more images and make sure you stop by East London, the show runs until Early May at StolenSpace, 17 Osborn Street.

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very nearly almost StolenSpace Gallery presents ‘Rise and Fall’ a satirical solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Meggs. Following his residency and sold-out show at Inner State Gallery in Detroit last September, where he painted his largest mural to date at over 6,000 square feet, Meggs continues his perpetual fascination with dualism, urban decay, and finding beauty in tragedy. ‘Rise and Fall’ toys with current fractures in the social fabric of urban society, such as imploding over-indulgence, fallen idols, and the detriments of pop culture. “Through all of the manufacturing and consumerism, we have moved away from more genuine, simple ideals such as community… and perhaps things that are better for us,” Meggs explains. “You begin to realize the discontinuity of certain childhood idealisms when you become an adult.”

street art Montreal artist Roadsworth (previously) continues to make his mark on the streets of Montreal by introducing elements of wildlife and humor onto an asphalt canvas. In his latest pieces we see flocks of geese swooping down tree-lined streets and schools of sardines move with the flow of pedestrian traffic (or end up wedged inside a tin can), unexpected symbols against an urban backdrop. This year marks a decade since Roadsworth was charged with 53 counts of public mischief, after which he received considerable public support and was let go with a slap on the wrist. Since then the artist has created artwork for municipalities, exhibitions, and arts festivals around the world. You can see much more on his website, and he also has a book.

Street artist Malarky hits wall on Redchurch Street. Street Art London Redchurch Street (near Brick Lane) became a lot more colourful this weekend as street artist Malarky hit up a long wall behind Rich Mix with some of his trademark characters. We caught up with him over the two days that it took him to paint the wall. On a bit of a roll, Malarky also hit up some shutters and walls in the Brick Lane area which we’ll be featuring soon. If you’d like a little more background on Malarky, be sure to check out the great interview that Street Art London did with him back in May this year here: Malarky Interview. Here are some progress shots so you can see how the wall developed.Day 1 Day 2

JR canvasses paris' pantheon with portraits from around the globe jun 04, 2014 JR canvasses paris' pantheon with portraits from around the globe JR canvasses paris’ pantheon with portraits from around the globeall images courtesy of le centre des monuments nationaux french artist JR has completed an installation on an epic scale, canvassing the interior and exterior architectural elements of paris’ renowned pantheon building during its renovation. commissioned by the centre des monuments nationaux, ‘au pantheon’ derives from the artist’s ongoing ‘inside out project’, an international participatory program that asks people to take their picture and paste it in their community, to support an idea and spread a message.

Citi Culinary Beats: Toronto Meets L.A. When Celeb Chef and Quirky Band Get Together! "I got some freakin' pipes, I just haven't gotten my record deal yet!" So says gregarious celeb chef Eric Greenspan, who's based in Los Angeles and serves up his versions of classic dishes at the Roof on Wilshire. On a more serious note, he explains his reasoning for going into the culinary arts.

Pichi&Avo: Graffiti Art x Greek Mythology Share on: 0 total shares Classical art lives on, even in graffiti. That might be a bit of a surprise, but characters from Greek Mythology are softly shaded with spray paints and traditional tagging added here and there to compose various murals. We declare the world as our canvas More info. More info. More Banksy on Street Art Utopia. Great Street Art : Vol 22 More Great Street Art : 22 Here’s the latest collection of great street art from some of the world’s best urban artists. Collecting incredible work from street artists such as Faith47, Zilda, ROA, Banksy, Axel Void and many more. See more amazing urban art & great street art in Mr Pilgrim’s street art blog or catch up with the very latest urban art posts on Mr Pilgrim’s street art page. Above the Influence Sao Paulo, Brazil by Sliks

Blu’s Massive New Mural in Rome Turns 48 Windows into Faces View full detail Italian street artist Blu (previously) just wrapped up work on this giant mural that wraps around two sides of a building in Rome. The pieces utilizes nearly 50 windows to create the mouths and eyes of some 27 bizarre faces all vying for attention. You can see some more views of the piece on his blog and explore it in detail on Google Street View.

Toilet Paper Roll Faces: The Creepiest Use Of A Toilet Paper Roll Ever Everyone knows that when the toilet paper is out, danger is approaching. Well, let’s just say that we all know we would rather have a spare toilet paper roll at home than realize it’s out when it’s too late. I remember when I was in preschool, and we were asked to bring empty toilet paper rolls to school. An Interview with Moroccan artist Rocko Fusing ancient Arabic scripts with modern Western strokes, Moroccan native Rocko has fashioned a distinct aesthetic that has been increasingly making its way onto NYC walls. We were delighted to have the chance to meet up with him this past weekend. When did you first get up? Back in Morocco in 1997. Street Art Utopia's Best of 2011 I couldn’t help but direct everyone to fellow public art loving blog Street Art Utopia as they have compiled a pretty decent list of the best street art of 2011. If you are just getting into the wonderful world of pasting, spraying or making the streets a more creative place, this list is a great place to start (short of Wall and Piece). One of the best things about this genre is it’s diversity – you can decided what you find gimmicky/twee or meaningful and awe-inspiring. Street art has always been the public’s voice, and the art world has yielded success to those with great ideas and a call for change.

El Mac // Great Urban Artists // Street Art Online // Mr Pilgrim El Mac // Great Urban Artists When you are looking at more classically inspired urban artists there aren’t many with the mind blowing skills to actually pull it off. Of course there are some and one you will undoubtedly come across is El Mac. A New Series of Water-Activated Illustrations and Games on Seattle Sidewalks that Only Appear When It Rains Famous for its notoriously rainy weather, Seattle is the perfect home for this new series of water-activated interactive artworks, illustrations, and hidden messages that only appear when wet. Titled Rainworks, the invisible pieces by Seattle-based artist Peregrine Church started popping up last year. Each installation is made from an environmentally safe, water-repellant coating that lasts anywhere from 4 months to year. You can see more here. (via Vandalog, Metafilter)

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