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Valérian, or Valé Stencil, is a french street artist born in 1990. Now based in Mexico City after a decade of travel, Valé has developed an aesthetic that combines figurative stencil compositions with pop-graffiti styling, both as murals and canvas artworks. With a strong compassion and belief in human spirit, his works can be seen as a mirror to our common humanity.
Combining various techniques, his work is primarily constructed with numerous layers of hand-cut stencils, painted with a mix of brushes, aerosol cans and markers. Within this practice he combines chaotic shapes on multicolored backgrounds and subtle shading stencils to achieve a sense of photorealism.
Thanks to: Josiah, Karen B., Rob C., r/stencils, r/streetart, @only_stencil_archive
Audio: SF Symphony’s MTT25 tribute stream
Photo and art: fnnch's Pride 2020 Bears at the LGBT Center SF
>NEW< akrylski (Ireland)
Just one from Norway
New works from CRISP
One from Xsacto
One from Ohio
Defund piece in Oregon
Pride 2020 wheatpastes from Jeremy Novy
Pride 2020 bears from fnnch
Hayes Valley, SF
Black Lives Matter in Civic Center
Just one in SoMa, SF
Why I am doing this?
Really a lot of people I met in my life asked me why I do it. There were basically so many of them that the question became tiresome. To their surprise, it's not about big ideas, content promotion, or sympathizing with any political option.
Painting street art is sport. Extreme sport This is art for art's sake. When you ask Tony Hawk why he is riding a skateboard, he will probably scratch his head and say that he just loves it. The same applies to me. A long time ago I fell into a terrible addiction to adrenaline and since then I paint at night. It is very addictive. It sits in my head and must come out. I am an exemplary citizen by day. I pay taxes, I'm punctual and help my neighbor bring heavy shopping bags upstairs. At night I run away from the police and get into a fight while painting.
The Honey Bear Hunt map is now live at fnnch.com/honeybearhunt!
I am also releasing a limited number of new Hunt Kits on my website — both a Pride Bear Hunt and Ally Bear Hunt.
How to Play
The goal of the hunt is to provide a safe way to get out of your house and enjoy art during COVID times. There’s no "winning" or "losing" — this is just for fun. If you feel so inclined, take photos of bears at tag them #HoneyBearHunt so I and others can see!
I cannot guarantee that you will find a bear at every pin — some folks put them in a back window, and I am sure some people will be spoilsports and put them up inside. But over 2000 people opted to have their location on the map, so hopefully if you cannot find one at a particular location, there will be another not too far away!
I'm mainly a stencil artist. The inspiration for my work comes from fashion photography, models and fashion magazines. I mostly choose portraits of female models and transform them into colourful stencil graffiti, paintings or drawings. Moreover, sunny and light places, like Ibiza, Formentera or Mykonos, inspire my choice of colours. I almost never use black. I prefer seeing my work in the streets of the aforementioned islands or cities like Barcelona, London, etc. I am especially fond of decaying or rough concrete walls in dilapidated surroundings which are already painted with graffiti or hidden places, like concrete stairs, rough wooden doors, unfinished hotel ruins or boats sheds. I just love to make those places more colourful with my stencil graffiti and paste-ups.
Support by: Josiah, Joelle, Jaime Rojo and Brooklyn Street Art, r/stencils, r/streetart, r/gratefuldead, @only_stencil_archive
Music: Dedicated to Rob C. (happy almost 30th cake day!)
COVID-19 related and more, from Goin
>NEW< Fi2K (RU)
Just one in Germany
Just on in Italy
One COVID-19 related from Brazil
One from Headache
Black Lives Matter and LGBT rights in Wash., DC
One COVID-19 related in NYC
>NEW< Craig Tinsky (Wash., DC)
One by Praxis
One Grateful Dead one in Pittsburgh
fiddletheif up again in Hayes Valley
A bar logo on Polk Street
Just one on Valencia St.
Defund Police in the SF Streets
Just one from Eclair
Craig Tinsky is an innovative visual artist raised in Miami and living in Washington DC. His methods push the medium of papercut art resulting in works that look like paintings, screen prints, etchings, and photographs. Drawing inspiration from black and white photography as well as digital pixelation, Craig created a style called Ribbon-Halftone. He cuts meticulously measured and shaped choppy, wavy ribbons into sheets of paper, producing portraits so similar to photographs that they appear to show tiny details such as individual hairs and faint facial wrinkles. Upon close inspection, there seem to be no sharp or even discernible images.
She 'Rode That Bias Off a Cliff': Man Who Filmed SF Viral Video on Handling 'Karens'
Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez for KQED (Link to article)
Jaime Juanillo was not looking to 'out' a white woman for making racist remarks last Thursday. In other words, he wasn’t looking to catch a 'Karen.'
(That’s a term often used to describe white women, specifically, who call police to punish Black people and people of color generally while they're enjoying everyday activities — like barbecuing, running a lemonade stand or bird-watching.)
But when a woman named Lisa Alexander and her husband accused Juanillo of a crime for stenciling the words Black Lives Matter with chalk on the retaining wall outside his own home in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights, he was ready with his cellphone.
“Respectfully,” Alexander can be seen telling Juanillo in his video, “absolutely your [Black Lives Matter] signs and everything, that’s good, but this is not the way to do it. It’s private property.”
Yes it was: Juanillo’s property. But, he maintains, being a man of color, Alexander likely assumed he did not live in the expensive home they were standing in front of. She called the police.
Juanillo said in the predominantly wealthy, predominantly white Pacific Heights neighborhood, “It’s not unusual at all for me to get a look like, ‘Do you belong here?’” Juanillo, a Filipino man, has lived with his husband in Pacific Heights for 18 years where he runs a small dog walking business called Pack Heights.
The video interaction Juanillo recorded with Alexander has since gone viral, and been viewed more than 13 million times. The beauty subscription service Birchbox has cut ties with Alexander’s skincare company LAFACE, and she has since issued a public apology, saying "I should have minded my own business."