Not long ago, Alternative Fruit featured a selection of some of Argentina's best street artists. Something that's not so familiar in the UK is the depth and quality of murals found elsewhere. Once again, a fantastic array of talent exists over the horizon. This time we visit Poland to see how they do it there. Truly awe inspiring images made with such care and attention to detail really make us question the seemingly supernatural ability behind the works. Rather than feel envious or offended we can just appreciate and say thank you for not hiding your talent away. When an impressive image is done properly and with respect to the surroundings it can only increase the cultural value of the area.
This simple motif from Olek speaks volumes. We all do sometimes say what we hear and rather than think about it from all sides, just accept and repeat. What we all have in life is a unique perspective. Flavour your opinions with pictures of your point of view.
This cartoon character popping out of the wall by Mysza has turned a bland and lifeless scene into something that children will talk about. The bright pink background catches the eye as the expressive comic mouse sets a tone of playful atmosphere.
This curious amalgam from Swanski depicts an octopus tentacle or arm wrapping around a thorny rose. The fish and shark at the top facing a floral single eye perhaps symbolises something. Maybe the location of this mural can shed some light on the matter, however it does conjure some strange and weird element which is perhaps otherwise lost in the humdrum of everyday life.
This is a little more unusual in the world of street art. Pener has created several instalations and also works in animation. This piece uses abstract geometry and coloour flow to create an otherworldly perspective on the wall of a plain looking building. What kind of neuron interaction of human thought this work induces is for each passer by to decide. Maybe this constellation of pigment and triganometry will inspire something uniquely ingenious.
This futuristic face from Czarnobyl stares out as us from a sci-fi reality perhaps only a few decades away. Maybe she is a warning or a friendly sentinel when walking at night. Who-ever she is, the face is likely to remain in the imaginations of those who live nearby and see the image day to day.
It's taken over twenty years to achieve the confidence and ability to perfect these beautiful and thought provoking works. Proembrion has been creating pieces since the mid-nineties and it really shows with the efforts of today. With a mixture of natural colours and organic shapes flowing with a much more static and numerical form, the focus of the modern age of augmented reality, of which this blog is a part of, comes into play.
Whoever said that buildings are not designed to be drawn on hasn't met this next artist. An architect, designer, and street artist, Nawer is able to conjure vivid and eye-striking designs that inject a layer of personality into a public space. With simple bold colour and definitive shape designs, this work brightens and ingivourates the landmark.
Is this a reflection of the modern worker? Perhaps a distinctive type of disgruntled or drained occupant of a contract asking too much or maybe simply a new parent and still awake from the day before. Whoever he is, the face surely makes an impact on those who walk by. Does it offer a thought or does it warn against one? Illustrator, architect, and street artist Chazme seems to ask questions with this piece.
People who live and work near this mural are treated to a surreal escapism as the deep black absorbs the focus in which contrasting faces look out at us. The planet shape whisks us away to outerspace while the bird at the top perhaps represents our wings of imagination. Let's take off and fly for a while as we admire this work by Raspazjan.
We travel to Germany now to see work by 1010 who was born in Poland. This vivid mural points at colour and position with bold tones and aesthetic shapes. With a gradated feel merged along a dream-like matrix of subconscious relationships, passers by can be forgiven for gently daydreaming while they do so.
Natalia Rak is a truly capable artist. With vibrant and emotionally stimulating scenes that tell a story in one image the works are a clear gift top any neighbourhood. The fantastic picture shown can enrich a person with a sense of mystical empowerment and connection to something greater than the self. If also remarks the long-established culture that has existed in Europe for millennia.