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Meme, from Few and Far (the group of talented street artist women), just sent over the newly released video of their road trip back in April of this year. The group of women traveled to 5 different cities across the West to spread their talent to the good people of Sacramento, SF, LA ,San Diego and Tijuana Mexico. Read my interview with Meme earlier this year.

Few & Far X Ironlak Road Trip Tour 2012 from Lea Bruno on Vimeo.

Few and Far connects women by creating social and artistic exchange, by showcasing art on the streets, on walls and in other high profile venues.

Posted by on September 10th, 2012 at 6:27 PM | Comments (0)

Thanks to a couple of friends (who are lucky enough to just be finishing a year long continental trip around South, Central and North America) I bring you these pretty unique and beautifully primitive pieces of graffiti art from Brazil. I would love to cut any of these out of the wall and place it in my home.

"Tacubaya Viaja", Olinda, Brazil, graffiti

"Tacubaya Viaja", Olinda, Brazil, graffiti

"Tacubaya Viaja", Olinda, Brazil, graffiti

"Tacubaya Viaja", Olinda, Brazil, graffiti

via. Tacubaya Viaja

Posted by on August 28th, 2012 at 5:11 PM | Comments (0)

For those of you who love street art, here are three opportunities not to miss (via Arrested Motion).

Os Gemeos
On the 1st of August, the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art will continue its innovative and pioneering programing with the opening of Brazilian street muralists Os Gemeos first ever solo museum exhibition in the United States. The identical twins, Otávio and Gustavo Pandolfo, are Brazilian born street-artists, famous for their often surreal murals populated by whimsical characters.

See more of their work here.
"Os Gemeos" "Sao Paulo" graffiti artists twins

"Os Gemeos" "Sao Paulo" graffiti artists twins
Photo // 12oz.Project

Barry McGee
Second, but not in stature, is a solo show of Bay-area legend Barry McGee through BAM/PFA. Fusing together found and invented imagery, Barry McGee draws on a range of influences including the Mexican muralists, tramp art, the graffiti artists of the 70’s and 80’s and the San Francisco Beat poets to create a unique visual language. The show will begin at the end of August (August 24th) through BAM/PFA
For more info on the show go here.

"Barry McGee" "Bay-Area" street art
Photo // BAM/PFA

Brian Barneclo
And Third on the solo-show circuit, is another Bay-area personal favorite, Brian Barneclo. We recently featured his new-ish mural in the Mission Bay district of SF. His style for his murals and paintings are very reminiscent of cubism and yet are bold and modern and relevant to today’s culture.

His work, “Tight, but Loose” is on showcase through August 20th at 3318 22nd Street in San Francisco, CA. The show does feature his street art, but rather a new and amazing collection of paintings.

"Brian Barneclo"

Posted by on July 27th, 2012 at 5:23 PM | Comments (0)

On my trip down to LA I passed by a beautiful wall piece on Abbot Kinney. This wasn’t your average wall graffiti. The design looked like someone had plastered the wall and carved out a sketch back to the brick that lay beneath. I quickly ran home to figure out who was behind this. The person was Portuguese street artist VHILS (Alexandre Farto). Using construction tools, VHILS exposes and confronts architectural surfaces. He etches with acid and bleach to de-construct the walls and finishes with the use of hammers, chisels and drills sculpting the stenciled pieces to create texture, dimension and layers. This type of subtractive work is only a piece of the talented pool of techniques he uses to create breathtaking visuals. He’s one artist to keep watching. Watch the video on the making of this work via Arrested Motion filmmaker, Carlos Gonzalez!

VHILS "Abbot Kinney" Venice wall art

VHILS "Abbot Kinney" venice art wall

LS artist VHILS Portugal "Abbot Kinney" Venice

Photos and Video // Carlos Gonzalez with Arrested Motion

Posted by on June 29th, 2012 at 4:22 PM | Comments (0)