With his spray-paint cans and his stencils, SUFYR gives back shine to dull walls, rusty doors and forgotten places. He embellishes them either with colorful portraits or more sober ones. His models? Faces of famous people who touch him, strangers with moving looks, political figures, mocked in many contexts, or anonymous, his daily heroes. French street artist based in le-Cannet-des-Maures (Var,France), Alexandre PLAUT alias SUFYR has been performing since 2014 where street life and the eyes of passers-by don’t go anymore. “I want to draw attention where people don’t bother to look anymore, appropriate abandoned places to exist”.
Nazza Stencil, o Nazza Plantilla, es un artista de La Matanza, Buenos Aires, Argentina cuyo trabajo es una realización estética de sus ideales. Al verse a sí mismo como un “artífice” que utiliza herramientas entre las cuales esta también el arte, cada una de las intervenciones abordar un tema específico, el desarrollo en el plano artístico y ponerla en el centro de la esfera pública. Pinta hace mas de 20 años.
Pøbel (Norwegian, meaning hooligan) is a pseudonymous Norwegian street artist based in Stavanger. He is best known for the Getto spedalsk (Ghetto leperous) project, decorating abandoned buildings in the Lofoten islands in the north of Norway, along with notable collaborator Dolk.
I am a paper cutting artist and printmaker based in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire, England. I use traditional techniques to create contemporary artworks.
My work is inspired by the natural world, and the things I encounter around me.
The simplicity of a blank sheet of paper appeals to me. Paper is used in so many aspects of our lives and used to communicate with each other, and I want to do this through my work. There is nothing as ordinary as a blank sheet of paper, but it has so many possibilities and can be turned into something beautiful or meaningful, without adding anything to it.
I first started paper cutting in 2010. My paper cut works are hand cut from a single sheet of paper. They are first drawn out by hand on the reverse of the paper, and then cut using a scalpel. They can take hours to complete, and I find the process is as important to me as the finished pieces.
Ensemble Réel est un duo fraternel, lié par la peinture au-delà du lien de sang. L’un gaucher et l’autre droitier c’est avec passion, poésie et provocation qu’ils décident de commencer à peindre individuellement avant de former l’artiste ambidextre qu’ils sont devenus aujourd’hui et ce depuis 2014.
Ensemble Réel is a fraternal duo, linked by painting beyond blood ties. One left-handed and the other right-handed it is with passion, poetry and provocation that they decide to start painting individually before forming the ambidextrous artist that they have become today and this since 2014.
As stencil artists, SNIK are traditionalists. Where others have moved on to the digital techniques, using laser cutting and computers to support their work, SNIK have remained true to the origins of their craft. They still painstakingly hand cut their complex multi-layered stencils. This commitment to the heritage of their discipline and the sophistication of their work sets them apart from their peers, their work is instantly recognisable, whether it be graced on a city wall or exhibited in a leading gallery.
AJ Lavilla is a self taught visual artist born in Ilo-Ilo City, Philippines and is currently based in Queens, New York. Inspired by graffiti and street art, AJ's work can be identified by vivid colors with his use of pop culture icons and characters whilst incorporating motivational quotes from the books he reads and listens to while painting.
As an artist, AJ's goal is "to inspire the next generation to pursue their dreams and be passionate with what they do", and that is exactly the reason why he has worked with and donated art works to organizations such as Minds Ahead, Chefs for Kids and Young New Yorkers.
AJ also has an organization back home in Ilo-Ilo - Protect Our Dream Organization - where they provide art workshops to kids.
From stencil street-art to formal paper cuts to wood sculpture, the emphasis becomes structure and movement and the resulting play of light and shadow. A tension exists between careful planning and spontaneity. All the pieces are drawn and cut by hand. This process imparts an approachability for the viewer. I try to convey a meditative yet playful experience, blurring the lines between craft and art.
Lambros’s style of stenciling pays homage to the Masters of 18th Century Engraving. Lambros merges his meticulous esthetic with elements from Art Nouvea, Modern Art, and Graffiti. Further, his trademark style is known worldwide for it’s recurring themes of Power, Lust and Rebellion.