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Artist of the moment…..Street Artist Duo Sten Lex

Sten and Lex are two Italian born (b. 1982) street artists who are gaining critical acclaim on a world wide level. As I have tried to show art lovers everywhere, street art is the new Pop Art! We have seen street art now take on the sculpture world with the Danish artist Tejn. We have seen several examples including  famed street photographer JR  , that have to deal with taking photography to the street art level so that it is seen by the masses. Sten Lex have a very unique niche in the street art world as their style is a combination of Street Art and Op Art like you might expect to see from Victor Vasarely or Bridget Riley. Never seen this style of art on the streets before! Much more exciting to look at then a decaying old gray building!

Their have made art all over the world including Rome, London, Paris, and Barcelona. Though stencils have been a mainstay in American street artist, Sten Lex was among the first  to bring this concept to Italy.

A major leap in their career happened when they were invited by street legend Banksy to produce their art on the walls of South East London in 2008. 39 artists participated in the event.

In this clip we visit Sten Lex painting in Balitmore, Maryland.

Here we see a time lapse edit of  work completed in 2012.

From 2010 we visit a show featuring Sten Lex that took place in Rome, Italy.

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A link to the artists’ website:  http://stenlex.net/

The Street Art Movement is Here! What a unique concept to blend Op-Art with Street Art! Awesome !

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