So, what happens when you allow 165 street artists to take over an entire building in Berlin? Described as part haunted house, part adult fun house, the result is a 5 floor maze of graffiti and art created by street artists from over 70 different countries! Once a former bank, the temporary gallery is set to be demolished in June in order to make way for new apartment buildings. However, for now, people are waiting in line for hours in order to explore the labyrinth of indoor street art while it lasts. The project is titled THE HAUS and was imagined by a trio of creators from the Berlin art scene. A range of invited international artists worked from January through March to create this insane explosion of temporary works. No fees to get in. No phones allowed. It’s all about the visceral urban street art experience…indoors. Want in on the action? You better book that flight to Berlin ASAP as THE HAUS is set to be destroyed at the beginning of June. For more info and a sneak peak at some of the artwork, head over to Creators now!
We love the way discarded and found objects — or fragments of them – are transformed into public art. Here’s a small sampling:
Ukrainian artist Pavel Vetrov has created a beautiful hotel room art concept that draws a stark contrast between the chaos and color of street art and cold, ordered, minimalist design.
Vetrov says he was inspired by French artist TILT’s Panic Room piece, which features a room similarly bisected by a boundary between street art/graffiti and cleanliness.
This Ukrainian designer has a talent for designing rooms – he works for a Ukrainian 3D visualization and design company named Archivizer, and his portfolio features countless room resigns. Check it out if you want to see more here!
Graffiti and street art have both often served to deepen the rift of misunderstanding between young and old, but there’s one art organization in Lisbon, Portugal that’s working to change that. LATA 65 works to destroy age stereotypes and turn senior citizens into street artists by providing them with spray paint cans, masks and gloves and finding them free spots in the city to tag up and paint! Read More
In an eclectic range of visual styles and themes, music makes it way to NYC walls. Now that spring has sprung go out and explore these silent symphonies. Here is a small sampling.
Follow the leaders is a perception-expanding installation from Isaac Cordal. His miniature work is a critical reflection on the path of capitalism and our inertia as a social mass. This project has endless possibilities and it seems that Isaac will explore many of them. You have a fan in Indie Street, Isaac. Explore Issac's exhibit website, Cement Eclipses.
French Artist, Alexandre Monteiro (Hopare), has utterly dope style with a visionary use of colors. We love it.
El Mac's mastery of spray paint is unparalleled in our opinion. His portraits exude genuine depth and sincerity; truly larger than life. Check El Mac's spraypaint gallery, and if you have a chance to see any of El Mac's artwork in person, Indie Street highly recommends it!!
Visit the Street Stories WebSite…. where Depaul UK helps young people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged. In the new project 'Street Stories', Rob Dabank of BBC and some famous Street artists depict the stories of some of the homeless youth. You can buy some amazing screen prints from the artists to help ensure that their stories don't end up on the street.