Posts Tagged ‘Faith 47’

Artist of the moment…….DALeast

DALeast is a wonderful street artist born in China. DALeast keeps his real identity hidden. The artist works in an easily recognizable style painting animals and other objects that look as if they are made out of thousands of pieces of metal that are in constant motion and action. Though I have posted many times about artists in other genres that are husband and wife, DALeast is also married to a world renowned street artist named Faith47. I have profiled her before as she is one of few women street artists working in South Africa. The couple spends part of the year in South Africa and the other half traveling the globe making wonderful art for us to enjoy.

The artist has been arrested one time. It was in Beijing just before the Olympics took place in 2008.

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In this clip we view DALeast and wife Faith 47 working on a mother and child work of art in New York City:

In this clip we view DALeast working on a very large piece of street art:

DALeast has brought new creativity to the street art scene with his unique style of painting! Its also great that we have an artist family that make street art ! AWESOME!


Street Artists the Wooster Collective

The Wooster Collective is a non profit organization dedicated to promoting street art on a world wide basis. In their shows are some of most prominent and well known  street artists including many profiled here such as JR, Faile, and Chris Stain. The website was started in 2003, and the group itself began in 2001. The group produces artwork and also books that include drawings of the collective.

Here is a facebook link to the Wooster Collective’s  homepage has a hilarious picture of a man with an Afro made of real tree leaves:

For those non New Yorkers like myself Wooster is a street located in the SoHo  district of New York City.

In this clip we view a project titled the ” Sheboygan Project.”

For a very successful show the Collective was asked to put on a show celebrating street art that existed in a well known building that was going to be refurbished into some condos. Many artists that participated are renown in their field such as Shepard Fairey, Swoon,  and Graffiti Research Lab. Famed artist Richard Hambleton even attended in person and made an installation.

A show is going on this year to celebrate 10 years of the Wooster Collective. See famous street legends from all over the world!

The Collective also has a youtube channel. This is one of my favorite clips from that site:

An example of a Brooklyn mural made by the group: