Artist Interview: Blek Le Rat

Blek Le Rat (born Xavier Prou) has been painting on walls longer than most reading this article have been alive. He’s influenced generations of graffiti writers, street/urban artists, and vandals all around the world. He studied fine art and architecture at Beaux-Arts in Paris, but the the confines of a studio or classroom couldn’t contain

Artist Interview: Kobra

Brazil’s Eduardo Kobra continues to put up fantastic works all over the world. Using bright colors filled with different textures, lines, and shading, Kobra’s works are striking in the city settings where they are often found. Kobra uses methodical grid planning, masterful shading and swirling effects to complete massively-scaled portraits that are typically done on

“Kiss Of Death”, a piece by E. LEE in Chicago

E.LEE‘s work challenges the way we define our popular culture. His current Superhero Series captures our childhood heroes during their most vulnerable moments. Stripping the context from iconic comic book scenes, each superhero’s story is reduced down to a raw emotion painted on the streets. After a few hours of work, the talented artist finished

OAKOAK creates new works in Chicago, USA

French artist OAKOAK is in Chicago for his debut US solo show “Let’s Play”, which runs October 3rd-31st at Vertical Gallery. OAKOAK transforms mundane objects using cleverly placed, humorous drawings. He has an eye for details that most ignore, and creates innovative scenes with his street art interventions. Here’s some of what he’s been up

Hebru Brantley creates something new for Murals In The Market in Detroit

Chicago’s Hebru Brantley has had a busy summer and just finished this piece for “Murals In The Market”. In Detroit’s Eastern Market neighborhood, this massive work is 60×28 and on the corner of Adelade and Russell.It features Hebru’s signature Flyboy alongside a background of line art of historic Detroit sights and sonds.Murals in the Market

Ben Eine creates “Harmony”, his latest mural in Chicago

Ben Eine has been in Chicago this past week to open his show, “The Great Western” with Sickboy and Word To Mother. While in town he’s been busy, getting up a giant mural in the city’s Wabash Arts Corridor’ while also finding time to do a few shutters.For the massive mural on East Congress Street

Pizza In The Rain’s “White Wood Project” in Chicago

Early in 2015 Chicago’s own Pizza in the Rain spearheaded an exciting new project around the city.He asked other artists to create black and white panels, and he installed them around town. Since the pieces were put up without permission, most were removed almost immediately. For the fifth and final installation, 4 over-sized wood panels

“Almost Full”, a new mural by 2501 in Chicago, Illinois

Globe-trotting muralist 2501 has now reached the shores of Chicago, Illinois where he spent the last few days working on a super-sized piece.Organized by Vertical Gallery and the Wabash Arts Corridor which is Chicago’s “living urban canvas”, the Italian muralist created this signature piece showing some of his abstract black and white imagery against a