Posts Tagged ‘swoon’

Artist of the moment……Christina Angelina



Christina Angelina is an internationally renown American street artist. Angelina often works with the female face and figure. She reminds me of artist Swoon, both use female forms and often create wheat paste ups.

Angelina attended New York University. She went on to earn an B.F.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles.

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Below a great interview with more great murals painted by the artist:

Below a link to the website of the artist:

Angelina has completed several commissions for companies including Neiman Marcus. She also was hired to paint live whilst the musician Kaskade was painting on stage.

The artist often works with street artist Fin Dac to create incredible street art murals. Below we view a collaboration between the two artists:

The artist is now based out of Venice, California.


Artist of the moment……….Street Artist Be Free

Be Free is one of the many exciting street artist from the city of Melbourne, Australia. Be Free uses stencils and also collage materials in creating her art.

Be Free is known for pouring buckets and drips of paint.

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I enjoy the artist’s use of black and white and color imagery.

Below we see some works by Be Free from the street:

Some of my favorite women street artists include my favorite Swoon. She uses art to help people, such as rebuilding Haiti. Excellent drawing and painting skills and she uses wheatpaste’s for much of her work. Another awesome artist is Faith47, both have already been profiled here and are worth checking out!


Artist of the moment…….Street artist Hyuro


Hyuro is one of few practicing female street artists. From Argentia, Hyuro is a social realist street artist bringing to our attention the worlds treatment of women and minorities.

She began her art career as a canvas painter and gradually made the move to street art.

Her work reminds me Swoon, the American street artist who made her mark using wheat paste ups. Both have excellent drawing skills and use no color if any at all.

In this clip we view a great work that took much time to complete. Each of the individual murals are great, but when seen from a car and moving, the work comes to life with all of the animation. In this clip we view the creation of this work:

The artist now is based out of Valencia, Spain.

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What a great street art style, very simplistic and minimal with great draftsmanship.

To close we take a look at the mural above whilst moving in car, its very animated!


Artist of the moment…….Vexta






Vexta is a very popular street artist from Melbourne, Australia. She is one of few women working in this field. Her main subject matter is the female figure. The artist moved to Melbourne from Sydney and found inspiration from street artists like Sync and Dlux.

Has not released her government name, choosing to keep her identity secret a la Banksy.
Included in documentary RASH about graffiti art in Australia made in 2005.

Included in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia.
Other female street artists already covered here include Swoon and Faith47!

Vexta is now based out of New York.

Part of the latest documentary on graffiti titled Bomb-It!

In this clip we see world renown street art legends including Ha-Ha, Blek le rat, and Vexta.

Artist of the moment…….Faith47

Faith47 is well known graffiti and street artist that was born in Cape Town,  South Africa in 1979.

She enjoys working in public and looks for old and broken down buildings. She enjoys working in public  for the people that walk by and engage the artist in conversation. It could be kids, gangsters, grandma’s she enjoys meeting new people.

Great interview with Faith47. We see her in action and she tells us why she calls the Street Art movement a universal movement that will be read about in art history books.

As far as her style I consider her to be like the street artist Swoon. Both have a very high talent level when it comes to drawing. I have written about Swoon many times because she uses art to improve the world such as working with the people who suffered the hurricane in Haiti a few years ago. A work by Swoon below. Another interesting fact I love about both artists is that anything is fair game when it comes to a painting service. Could be a door, window, or metal gate used instead of canvas.

In many works she uses mixed media from spray paint, to pencil, to collage, gold leaf, wax, crayons and my favorite old time machine, the letterpress.

A great clip here! Having been on this street by accident and I must say its the strangest street I have ever been on and I at first I thought for sure I would get mugged. Its not that bad when you get used to it, but you see all sorts of people missing arms, legs, eyes, and sometimes look like they lepers. Faith47 and few other legendary street artists participate in remaking a small part of this neighborhood. With her empowerment of the community its easy to understand how I compare her to Swoon.

Two themes explored by the artist are poverty and apartheid.

Faith47 is self taught as an artist.

The artist has painted on locations throughout South Africa and China.

Sorry, No pricing information available. Nice to see the street art movement in full bloom with explosions from artists like this who not only work in public, but also have become great printmakers such as Mr. Brainwash, Banksy, or Shephard Fairey.

Artist of the moment….Ruth Weisberg….

Ruth Weisberg  is known for work with the human figure. Weisberg was born in Chicago, Illinois in the year 1942. She works in many mediums including drawing, printmaking, and installation.

Weisberg has studied art overseas in Italy at the Academia di Belle Arte in Perugia, Italy. Weisberg also earned a masters degree from the University of Michigan located in Ann Arbor.

In this clip from Otis College we see an interview with the artist and her ideas of feminism and art.

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Weisberg is part of the teaching faculty at University Southern California Roski from 1995 until 2010. Also taught at Eastern Michigan University.
The artist is part of several musuem including the Getty Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York city, the Whitney Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Weisberg enjoys painting two subjects in particular and says so in her artistic statement. One is the power and beauty of the female figure and the other is the struggle and history of the Jewish culture she was born into. She enjoys painting  “answers” to questions that people have in life.  Weisberg thinks art can be transformative and enjoys using her painting prowess to push this theme.

Whilst in Italy the artist honed her printmaking skills. She even has her ideas as to which medium can be used to best express her thoughts and ideas.  Drawing has been her favorite medium to develop and she has always enjoyed drawing throughout her career.

The artist has two children and works out of Santa Monica, California.

Weisberg has been part of more than sixty solo shows and more than 150 group exhibitions.

Her prints reminds me of the fantastic street artist named Swoon and her wheatpaste images. Below is an example of Swoon and her strong emphasis on drawing. The artist is always looking to make the world a better place via art and was involved in the rebuilding of Haiti after the terrible natural events over the past few years. Her given name is Caledonia Curry. She started out years ago as a street artist making wheatpastes all over New York city.


Here is a link to Swoon and her project in Haiti:

Weisberg also reminds me of Delia Brown, the artist and actress who often portrays herself and her friends enjoying themselves in mansions and at pool parties around California. Brown does a wonderful job at exploring high powered and fun seeking women. Below is an examle of Brown’s style of art.