Monday, December 19, 2011

Best of Art Basel (Part 2)


Nervous.




I live candy.



Over Under is a New York based street surrealist.  The woman form above has a house for a head, headphones in her lungs, the body of a man on her lap, and the words Taketh and Giveh written on her hands. There must be countless ways to interpret this, what do you think Overunder had in mind when creating this piece?
Over Under




AIKO has been a name in street art since 2000, when the artist left the collaborative group FAILE to pursue a solo career.  Arriving to New York City from Tokyo in the mid 90's, Japanese influences can be noticed in her pop art style work.
AIKO



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                                                                                                                                                                             AIKO



AIKO




Argentinian street artist EVER is known for his large scale murals, usually showing a human face and his interpretation of what goes on inside the human brain, which is always very colorful.
Ever


Brick-nosed faces in Wynwood.




Their name means "interesting stories" in Ukrainian, and one look at their work is enough to know they don't disappoint. Living in Kiev, Ukraine, these two surrealests are gaining worldwide attention, having their first show in the U.S. earlier this year. They've made Kiev a more "interesting" place to sightsee.
Interesni Kazki




Interesni Kazki





Most of this artist's work is found in Italy. He stays true to his homeland in this mural for Art Basel by using Italia's red, white and green color combination. 
Zed1



This L.A. based artist paints his huge, scary, and strangely realistic,
 colorful shark murals all over the country. Just look at how pointy those teeth are.
Shark Toof

 

Shark Toof
Anthony Lister


Anthony Lister is an Australian born, Brooklyn based artist. He is a notable part of the lowbrow movement, which is an underground art movement stemming from comic art and punk. It's often referred to as Pop Surrealism. 
Anthony Lister


This artist who comes from South Bronx, New York via Minneapolis, Minnesota has made a huge name for himself in the NYC graffiti scene in the 1970's and 80's. He was so influential in the hip hop movement of New York, which included graffiti art, that rap songs from the 1980's from groups like KRS-1 reference him. He started out with bubble letter graffiti and has evolved into a more complex artist. 
P.H.A.S.E.2



Johnny Robles is a Miami based street artist in his 20's. 
His style is easy to recognize by the black and white contrasted with dripping colors.
Johnny Robles



Shot through the head.
Gaia, the New York based street artist, is only in his early 20's, yet he has be
come one of the most acclaimed street artists of this time. His art is most often black and white, and usually depicts either animals, hands, humans, or some cross between the three. The colorful touches on this mural is credited to his collaboration with artists C215 for Art Basel.
Gaia
C215

Gaia
C215



La Pandilla come straight from Puerto Rico to collaborate on this mural. They are responsible for the bearded face, and the open mouthed fish.
Jaz, a street artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina, contributes the men coming out of the fish and holding up their own masked faces.
Finally, Gaia brings it all together with his signature hand in the center.
La Pandilla
Gaia
Jaz


These brothers from The Bronx made their name by throwing cardboard cutouts shaped liked sneakers over power lines.  Usually, sneakers mean a drug dealer is in the territory. But if they're bright, or cardboard, you're probably in a hipster neighborhood, so proceed with caution.
Skewville




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Pixel Pancho is an Italian street artist from Turin with a fascination with robots. You can find his wild robot designs all over Italy. 
Pixel Pancho



Straight out of Ghent, Belgium, Roa has become one of the most recognizable names in street art. His M.O. is drawing large, incredibly lifelike, black and white portraits of animals. You can find his animals all over New York, London, Paris, and Germany.
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Outdoor aquarium.




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