Posts Tagged ‘graffiti artist’

Artist of the moment………..Luis Seven Martin


Luis Seven Martins is a Brazilian street artist renown for his spectacular images of birds.  The artist also goes by the name of LM7.

LM7 was born in São Paulo, Brazil in the year 1988.The artist has been working with street art and graffiti since he was thirteen years of age.

Most works are a mix of spray paint and acrylics.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

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In this clip a great selection of works by Luis Seven Martins:

LM7’s style can be described as John James Audubon with a modernist touch. LM7’s art is a wonderful blend of abstraction and color that show birds in constant motion. Another artist working with the same subject matter in a similar style is the painter Frank Gonzales.




Artist of the moment……..Street Artist Kesa






Kesa hails from Montpelier, France. Kesa was born in the year 1980.

One of the artist’s best known series involved using vinyl records as his main medium. He turned the records in various shapes representing birds, cats, and bats fleeing from the circular shape of the record.

The artist began writing graffiti in 1996.

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The work of Kesa seems ideally made for one specific time of year, Halloween! Especially the works featuring black cats!



Artist of the moment……Street Artist Tasso


Tasso is a wonderful street artist from Meerane,  Germany.

The artist creates murals with spray paint but also works with traditional works on canvas.

The artist executed his first street art piece in 1991.

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The artist formed a collective called Ma’claim.

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Artist of the moment. Tilt


Tilt is a graffiti artist from Toulouse, France born in the year 1972. Tilt made his first tag in 1988. Since then his style has evolved into a throw back style that has echoes of the very beginning of tagging.

What I enjoy most about his style, the layered affect and his use of bold color. Many times graffiti can’t even be read. With Tilt even though the tag may be illegible, one can easily recognize the subject he is painting.

The term for this type of graffiti art is “throw up.”

Tilt has published books of his work.
In this clip a brief interview with Tilt as he prepares for a show:

Price range information: No price available other than auction prices which can reach as high as $20,000 for a large piece. Tilt works with mainly with acrylics and spray paint.

What a wonderful style of tagging!


Artist of the moment…..Dalek

Dalek is an American street artist born in New London, Connecticut in the year 1968. Dalek’s government name is James Marshall.

In this clip we view a time lapse of the artist’s work:

For his collegiate education Dalek first earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Virginia. Dalek also earned a B.F.A.  from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Dalek found inspiration for what he wanted the end result of his artwork to look like by seeing the work of Takashi Murakami. Dalek would go on to serve as an apprentice to Murakami in his New York City studio.

In this clip we visit a show featuring the work of Dalek. The clip is in English with French subtitles. A main focus of this exhibition is the more colorful work more so than his work which is more along the line of Takasha Murikami:

In this clip Dalek talks about his character works:

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For mediums the artist works mainly with acrylics on wood.

Its great to see that this artist is so smart and works very hard. The artist is well schooled in Eastern and Western methods and ideas of painting and artistic expression.


Artist of the moment…….MearOne

MearOne is an American graffiti artist born in Santa Cruz, California in the year 1971. The artist is based out of Los Angeles, California. His government name is Kalen Ockerman.

MearOne is part of the collaborative CBS (Can’t Be Stopped- City Bomb Squad)

The artist has worked in the Los Angeles area for more than 2 decades.

MearOne has also created album covers for groups including Limp Bizk it.

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In this clip we view a mural painting done by MearOne in 2010:

In this clip we see the artist MearOne working on a mural in London, England via timelapse that he painted in 2013:

Its great to see these artists who create album covers diversify into so many different mediums.

Artist of the moment…….Street artist Nunca

Francsico Rodrigues de Silva is a street artist hailing from Brazil that also goes by the name Nunca.

“Nunca” means “never” in the artist’s native language of Portuguese.

The artist began spraying paint and making graffiti when he was 12 years old.

Nunca enjoys comparing the past Brazil with what see now and what will happen in the future.

The artist has worked with many other well known artists from Brazil.One such collaboration was with the twin street artists brothers, Os Gemeos.

Nunca is based out of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Nunca has shown his art at the Tate Modern located in London, England and the Brazilian Museum of Modern Art.

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Here we see Nunca at work on a very large work:

In this clip we view Nunca and other street artists at the Tate Modern Show:

What a wonderful street artist success story!


Artist of the moment……Gajin Fujita

Gajin Fujita takes two of my favorite forms  of art, street art and japanese woodblock prints to make some spectacular designs. Gajin Fujita was born in East Los Angeles, California in  the year 1972. His works use many mediums and are quite vast in size.

In this clip we visit a gallery show that took place in 2011:

The artist uses many mediums to complete one piece of artwork. Pencil, spray paint, gold and silver leaf, and felt tip markers. This gives the surface a wonderful paint quality. My favorite artist who works with many mediums at a time is the great Robert Kushner. I have written about Kushner many times, the artist makes floral designs and uses many mediums to complete a work including a final coat of resin that helps the glitter he uses on most works even more play of light.

Fujita is based out of Los Angeles and works with some graffiti crews in the area.

In this clip a montage of works by Gajin Fujita:

For his artistic education Fujita attended the Otis College of Art and Design in California earning a BFA. For his MFA the artist attended the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Fujita has shown his work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

In this clip a behind the scenes look at Gajin Fujita in action!:

Its great to see such high quality street art!


Artist of the moment…..Street artist Faunographic

Faunographic is a female street artist renown for her work with birds and plants. The artist is based out of Sheffield, South Yorkshire England. Faunographic has an extensive background in graphic design. For her collegiate studies she attended Calderdale College in Halifax, England.

With a business partner named Rocket01, the duo run their own design and even take on commissions. The pair has worked with such industry giants as the Converse shoe company.

In 2011 Faunographic painted the largest ever mural in the city of Manchester, England. We get a time lapse view of the project that was sponsored by Converse:

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In this clip the artist gives us a brief background of what inspires her to create:

A great interview with the artist talking about her favorite birds to paint and the colour she uses:

What a wonderful and unique style of street art!


Artist of the moment….Street artist Saber

Saber is an American street artist from Los Angeles, California born in the year 1976. He is renown for his style of using abstract shapes that a mix of calligraphic and street art graffiti styles.

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A quick biography on the artist:

A link to the website of the artist Saber:

The artist received some critics when he did some work with an American flag image, and then he painted on top of the image.  Some people thought he was destroying the flag. His explanation was he was making us aware the flag is a living and breathing organism.

Here we visit a gallery show from 2011. I enjoyed this clip the most because the artist talked about wanting people to see the struggle of whats happening. The struggle underneath the flag. It reminded me of Jasper Johns flag when I saw it in person I had no idea how many layers of collage went into the end product. The old art books I had with black and white imagery that smelt like very old grandmothers didn’t do it justice!

Saber  was using this example in regards to health care. Saber suffers from epilepsy and has been without health care coverage most of his adult life.

In this clip we visit a Museum exhibition featuring the artist.

Started painted and tagging in the public domain since the 1990s.

Renown for creating the worlds largest graffiti piece ever. This was done in 1997 and used 97 gallons of paint and 35 nights over the course of 365 days  from start to finish. The piece was done in close proximity to the Los Angeles River. The work lasted until 2009 when it was painted over by a new contractor.

Below we revisit this piece with Saber himself. Youtube is just great!



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