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Only few weeks after finishing his latest mural in Bosnia, Croatian artist Lonac just revealed another photo realistic beauty in his hometown of Zagreb. Organized as a part of Nuit Blanche event, a closing party of Rendez-Vous festival of France, the piece took about one week to be finished.
Working on an old, crumbling brick wall building, the artist took a bit conceptual approach to this work. Stepping away from his figurative works “Xenophora” is showing 3 large carrier snails or carrier shells scattered around the surface. The idea for this piece comes from the fact that Xenophoras attach pieces of rock to its own shell at regular intervals as they grow. Working on a rough, almost rocky surface the artist felt like experimenting with this concept and placing marine animals on the facade. The unusual placement of the imagery as well as the contrast between the derelict wall and the sharp, clean structure and form of the shells is what completes this unique piece.
Check out some process photos of this wall after the jump and stay tuned for more news from Lonac coming very soon.

Rom Levy

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Rom is the founder & editor in chief of StreetArtNews. In 2009, he launched the ‘StreetArtNews’ website to promote underground art, which widened his scope to work with a larger roster of street artists on events and exhibitions. He is noted as one of the latest figures to help popularize street art and as an authority on the latest trends in urban contemporary art.